18 August 2011 06:28 [Source: ICIS news]
“We already bought enough ethylene to keep MEG units operating, so there should be no problem to make the fours units to run till the end of the month,” the source told ICIS.
Nan Ya has a total MEG capacity of 1.8m tonnes/year at its four plants in Mailiao.
The company is a part of the Formosa Group of
Earlier, Nan Ya said it may shut down one of its four MEG units from mid-to-late August, anticipating shortage of ethylene supply as FPCC’s No 3 cracker in Mailiao with a 1.2m tonne/year capacity is due for turnaround. FPCC's 700,000 tonne/year No 1 cracker has been down since 12 May.
Meanwhile, each of the Nan Ya's four MEG plants will undergo a month-long maintenance, by turns, starting September, said the company source. But the order in which the plants will be taken off line has yet to be firmed up, he added.
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