15 November 2012 09:04 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics is currently running its 360,000 tonne/year No 3 monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant at Mailiao at above 90% of capacity, a company source said on Thursday.
The unit resumed operations on 12 November after two months of shutdown from 7 September, the source said.
The turnaround was originally planned to last 30-40 days but was prolonged as the company needed to conduct additional engineering work at the unit, the source said.
Nan Ya Plastics has been conducting turnarounds at its facilities in compliance with a government directive on safety checks at the plants at the Mailiao petrochemical complex.
The company is preparing to shut its No 1 MEG unit with the same 360,000 tonne/year capacity at the site in late November for safety checks, the source said.
The turnaround at No 1 unit will last until the end of the year, he added.
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