Taiwan's Nan Ya Plastics to restart No 3 MEG unit in mid-Nov

09 November 2012 04:11  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS) – Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics expects to resume operations at its 360,000 tonne/year No 3 monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant in mid-November, a company source said on Friday.

The restart schedule has been put off by one month as the company is conducting additional engineering work at the unit, the source said.

The unit was shut on 7 September for a planned 30-40 days of turnaround, in compliance with a government directive on safety checks at the plants in Mailiao.

Nan Ya has meanwhile planned to take the 360,000 tonne/year No 1 MEG unit off line upon the completion of turnaround at No 3 unit for safety checks, the source added.

The shutdown at No 1 unit will last for around 40-45 days, he said.

Nan Ya’s 360,000 tonne/year No 2 and 720,000 tonne/year No 4 plants at Mailiao are currently running at full capacities.

A turnaround plan at No 4 MEG unit, originally set in December, has been moved to early 2013, the source added.

By: Becky Zhang
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