Brunei Methanol's Sungai Liang methanol plant running smoothly

02 November 2012 09:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Brunei Methanol Co’s (BMC) 850,000 tonne/year methanol plant at Sungai Liang Industrial Park is running smoothly following its restart on 26 October, a company source said on Friday.

The unit had been shut on 30 September for maintenance, the source said.

The exact operating rates of the plant were unknown.

BMC is a joint venture between Japan’s Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC), Japanese trading house ITOCHU and Petroleum Brunei.

MGC holds a 50% stake in the company, while the remaining 50% is held equally by ITOCHU and Petroleum Brunei.

Methanol is used in the manufacture of formaldehyde, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), methyl chlorides, methyl methacrylate (MMA) and acetic acid.

By: Heng Hui
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