Taiwan's Nan Ya to keep three MEG units shut for another week

22 June 2012 11:14  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics will keep shut its three monoethylene glycol (MEG) plants at Mailiao, each with 360,000 tonnes/year of capacity, for at least another week following a recent power disruption, a company source said on Friday.

The company said earlier that they were in the process of restarting the three MEG units which was shut following a power failure which forced a wide scale shutdown at the Mailiao petrochemical complex on 20 June.

However, the company failed to restart the plants on 20-21 June because of technical issues, the company source said.

“We found problems at feedstock pipelines and that hindered ethylene supply to the plants,” the source said.

“The impact will be bigger than expected,” a regional trader said.

The shutdown will incur a total production loss of around 24,000 tonnes which is higher than a previous estimate of around 6,000 tonnes, the trader added.

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By: Becky Zhang
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