China’s BASF-YPC restarts Nanjing MEG plant on 17 June after turnaround

17 June 2011 10:00  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s BASF-YPC on 17 June restarted its 320,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant at Nanjing in Jiangsu province, a company source said on Friday.

The plant was taken off line for planned maintenance on 1 June, the source said.

Some pipelines were installed during the shutdown at the MEG plant to help connect it to the company’s ethylene oxide (EO) derivative units, which are currently under construction, the source said.

BASF-YPC is a joint venture between German chemical major BASF and Sinopec, with each company holding a 50% stake.

The shutdown will have a minimal impact on the Chinese domestic market as Sinopec has purchased spot cargoes to guarantee its contract supply, a trader close to the company said.

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By: Becky Zhang
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