23 August 2012 05:38 [Source: ICIS news]
“We achieved 60-70% operating rates at the acetic acid plant this week,” the official said.
In addition to the acetic acid plant, the company also operates a 600,000 tonne/year methanol feedstock plant and downstream, a 200,000 tonne/year ethyl acetate plant at the same site. The official added that both these plants are operating under stable conditions, but he could not provide the exact operating rates.
Shanghai Huayi Group also operates additional acetic acid plants in Wujing,
The 450,000 tonne/year Wujing acetic acid plant is currently operating at around 90% capacity since 27 July, the official added. The plant experienced an unplanned outage during the weekend of 14-15 July following curtailed upstream carbon monoxide supply.
The smaller 250,000 tonne/year unit at the same location has been shut as scheduled since the completion of a maintenance turnaround at the 450,000 tonne/year plant in late June, he added.
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