23 November 2012 06:28 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS) – Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics plans to shut its 360,000 tonne/year No 1 monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant in Mailiao late on 23 November, a company source said on Friday.
The plant will be shut for 40 to 45 days of turnaround lasting until the end of the year, 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 in the Mailiao petrochemical complex.
Nan Ya runs four MEG units in Mailiao.
The 360,000 tonne/year No 2 plant completed the safety checks from late July to end August, and the 360,000 tonne/year No 3 unit has underwent the turnaround from early September to mid-November.
The turnaround at the 720,000 tonne/year No 4 plant has been postponed to the first quarter of 2013 from initial plans in end-2012 due to the recent plant outage, the source said.
Nan Ya has been requested by the local government to conduct safety-checks for all the units once a year, the source added.
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