China’s Zhuhai BP shuts PTA plants on typhoon related power outage

25 July 2012 05:54  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Zhuhai BP shut down its two purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants - total 1.6m tonne/year capacity - in Zhuhai of Gunagdong province on 24 July due to a power failure caused by typhoon Vincente, a company source said on Wednesday.

The typhoon has already battered Hong Kong when it struck the city on Tuesday with gale-force winds and rain, forcing the city to shut many operations and injuring at least 129 people.

The typhoon hit Guangdong, south China, later on Tuesday causing damage to the company’s electrical supply system, the source said.

The source said the company was working hard on bringing the plants back on line by fixing the power related problems though the restart may take three-to-five days.

The shutdown will not impact the local PTA market, the source added.

By: Thompson Qian

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