China’s Ningbo Donggang delays second chlor-alkali unit expansion

26 July 2012 08:47  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Ningbo Donggang Electrochemical has delayed the second phase of its chlor-alkali expansion at Ningbo in Zhejiang province to August from the original target of July, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The first phase of the expansion, which ramped up the plant’s original 300,000 dry metric tonne (dmt)/year caustic soda capacity to 400,000 dmt/year, was completed at the end of March.

The second phase, which consists of an additional 100,000 dmt/year caustic soda capacity, was initially expected to start up in July.

The source did not specify the reason for the delay.

The producer is currently operating its 400,000 dmt/year caustic soda facility at around 60-70%, the source said.

Additional reporting by Sikee Shi

By: Feliana Widjaja

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