Taiwan’s CPDC seeks to relocate Kaohsiung plants

15 March 2012 08:24  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s China Petrochemical Development Corp (CPDC) is seeking to relocate its production facilities at Dashe in Kaohsiung City, as it expects the city government to order a move, a company spokesman said on Thursday.

“The Kaohsiung government, pressured to address pollution problems, has planned to drive out all petrochemical plants at the Dashe Petrochemical Park by 2020,” said the spokesman.

The company decided to act in advance, although the eviction plan may not be approved by the Taiwanese central government, according to the source.

The source said CDPC is considering moving to Taichung Industry Zone in Taiwan or to China, but no decision has been made yet.

CPDC has been planning to build a phenol plant in Jiangsu, China, but no agreement has been signed with the Chinese authorities, as the location has not been finalised, he added.

CPDC’s production facilities at Dashe include a 160,000 tonne/year acetic acid plant and a 240,000 tonne/year acrylonitrile (ACN) plant.

By: Fanny Zhang
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