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

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