China's Shanghai Coking to reduce Wujing methanol plant op rates

28 April 2011 05:13  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shanghai Coking & Chemical will run its 350,000 tonne/year coal-based methanol plant in Wujing, Shanghai, at lower rates while conducting maintenance, starting from 9 May, a company source said on Thursday.

The plant’s 200,000 tonne/year line will first be shut for maintenance on 9 May for three weeks, while the other 150,000 tonne/year line will be taken off line in early June, the source added.

The plant will not be shut down at any point in time, as one line will be running while maintenance is ongoing on the other, according to the source.

“We will lose production of around 10,000-15,000 tonnes [of methanol] and general operating rates will be lowered,” she said.

Meanwhile, the company’s other 450,000 tonnes/year methanol plant in the same area will not be affected, the source said.

Other methanol producers in China include China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) and Boyuan United Chemical.

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By: Heng Hui
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