China’s Shenhua Baotou to shut MTO, derivative plants – sources

24 September 2012 11:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shenhua Baotou Coal Chemical plans to shut its 1,800,000 tonne/year methanol-to-olefins (MTO) and derivative plants at Baotou city in Neimenggu Autonomous Region on 8 October for more than half a month of regular maintenance, distributors of the company said on Monday.

The shutdown has not been confirmed by the producer.

The derivative plants include a 300,000 tonne/year polyethylene (PE) plant and a 300,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant, the distributors said.  

The MTO facility, working on a proportion of 3:1, is able to produce 600,000 tonnes/year of olefins, consisting of either propylene or ethylene, according to the distributors.


By: Doreen Zhao



AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly

ICIS news FREE TRIAL
Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index