China’s Hebi Coal to start trial runs at BDO unit in April

24 February 2012 06:18  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Hebi Coal Group plans to conduct trial runs at its 50,000 tonne/year 1,4 butanediol (BDO) unit in Henan province, central China, in the second half of April, a company official said on Friday.

The unit was the first phase of the company’s 100,000 tonne/year BDO project, which was expected to come on stream at the end of 2011, but was delayed by four months, according to a newsletter published on the company's website.

No reason was given for the delay.

The construction work is due to be complete by the end of March and on-spec production is expected by the second half of May, it said.

Details about the other 50,000 tonne/year BDO unit were not immediately available.

China’s Hebi Coal based in Hebi, is a subsidiary of Henan Coal Chemical Group Co.

By: Adele Zhu

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