China’s Yida Materials Science to start up calcium carbide unit by 2014

17 May 2012 10:05  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Jiangsu Yida Materials Science Co plans to start up a 600,000 tonne/year calcium carbide plant at the end of 2014, a statement from China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) said on Thursday.

The plant, which will be built in three phases, will be located at Wuwei city in Gansu province, according to CPCIF’s statement.

Construction of the first phase has already started and will be completed in November this year.

Work on the second phase will begin in April 2013 and be completed in November 2013, while construction of the third phase is expected to start in April 2014 and be completed in December the same year, it added.

The actual capacity and investment into each phase of the project was not stated by CPCIF.

The company itself did not give any more details about the plant.


By: Dolly Wu
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