China’s Sichuan Dazhou to start up coal-based methanol plant

14 February 2012 10:11  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sichuan Dazhou Iron & Steel is planning to bring on stream a 200,000 tonne/year coal-based methanol plant at Sichuan in southwest China at the end of April, a company source said on Tuesday.

The company is scheduled to achieve on-spec production at the plant at the same time, the source added.

The company started building the plant at the beginning of 2011, the source said.

Sichuan Dazhou’s total methanol capacity is expected to reach 500,000 tonnes/year after starting up the plant, the source added.

The company operates a 100,000 tonne/year coal-oven based methanol plant and a 200,000 tonne/year natural gas-based methanol plant at the same site.

By: Rachel Qian

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