China’s Xinjiang Guanghui to start new methanol plant in Q2

17 February 2012 08:20  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Xinjiang Guanghui New Energy Company plans to bring on stream its 1.2m tonne/year methanol unit at Hami in Xinjiang Province in the second quarter of this year, a company source said on Friday.

The construction work and equipment installation at the coal-based methanol plant was completed in December last year, but the start-up date was postponed because of the cold weather in the first quarter in Xinjiang, the source added.

The exact date of the startup was not immediately known.

The company, a subsidiary of Xinjiang Guanghui Industry Investment Group, has also completed construction of downstream 800,000 tonnes/year di methyl ether (DME) unit at Hami in December 2011.

The source did not state when the DME unit will be brought on line.


By: Mindy Liu



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