India’s Assam Petchem to build 165,000 tonne/year methanol plant

16 February 2012 10:22  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--India’s Assam Petrochemical plans to start building a 165,000 tonne/year methanol plant at Namrup, Assam, in the next three months, a company source said on Thursday.

The construction of the methanol plant is expected to be completed in three years, the source said.

Assam Petrochemical first announced plans to build the 165,000 tonne/year methanol plant in early June 2008.

Currently, the company operates a natural gas-based 33,000 tonne/year methanol plant at Guwahati in northeastern India.

The product from the 33,000 tonne/year methanol plant is partially used for its 33,000 tonne/year formaldehyde plant, with the remaining available for sale to the market, the source added.

By: Heng Hui
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