China’s Guizhou Chitianhua eyes 2.5% cut in urea output in 2012

21 March 2012 03:36  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Guizhou Chitianhua Co's urea output this year will fall by 2.5% to 460,000 tonnes because of a shortage in feedstock natural gas in southwestern China, the Chinese fertilizer producer said on Wednesday.

Its actual urea production last year at 471,800 tonnes was 10% lower than originally planned, it said in a filing to the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

The company said that its 51%-owned subsidiary Tianfu Chemical is expected to produce a total of 250,000 tonnes of ammonia, and 52,000 tonnes of dimethyl ether (DME) at Fuquan in Guizhou province this year, the statement said.

Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jinchi Chemical, is expected to start commercial production at its coal-based chemical project at Zunyi in the first quarter of the year, Guizhou Chitianhua said.

The project includes a 300,000 tonne/year methanol plant, a 520,000 tonne/year urea plant and a 300,000 tonne/year ammonia plant.

By: Rachel Yang

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