Taiwan’s Nan Ya No 4 MEG plant restart pending government nod

19 October 2012 07:31  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics has completed maintenance work at its 720,000 tonne/year No 4 monethylene glycol (MEG) plant at Mailiao and is awaiting government approval before restart, a company source said on Friday.

The unit at the site was undergoing repairs following an unexpected shutdown on 26 September.

“The unit is ready to restart, but is pending government approval,” the source said.

The expected date for restart remains uncertain, the source added.

The Mailiao petrochemical complex of the Formosa Group had a string of fires last year, prompting the Taiwan government to order a phased maintenance of all the units at the site.

Additional engineering work at the company’s 360,000 tonne/year No 3 MEG plant is expected only to be done by early-November, instead of the scheduled end-October, the source added.

By: Samuel Wong

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