China’s Shanghai Huayi’s delays Anhui acetic acid plant start up

12 March 2012 09:52  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shanghai Huayi Group is unlikely to start its new acetic acid plant on time by April as its new upstream methanol plant is not ready yet, a company source said on Monday.

The group had planned to start up 500,000 tonne/year acetic acid plant at Wuwei, Anhui province, in the second half of March or early April,

However, feedstock supply from the company’s new 600,000 tonne/year methanol plant at the same site is not certain because the company failed to start up the methanol plant in February, a company source said on Monday.

“The new methanol plant is still undergoing testing after a failed start up last month,” the source said. There is no indication of how long the company will need to fix the methanol plant, according to the source.

Shanghai Huayi Group currently operates two acetic acid production lines with total annual capacity of 700,000 tonnes at Shanghai’s Wujing site.

Other key producers in China include Celanese, BP, Jiangsu Sopo, Henan Shunda, Yankuang Cathay Coal Chemicals, Hebei Yingdu Gasification Co Ltd and Hualu Hengsheng.


By: Helen Lee
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