04 February 2013 09:31 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Guizhou Jinchi Chemical, a subsidiary of Guizhou Chitianhua, has started regular production at its coal-to-chemicals project at Tongzi in Guizhou province since end-January, a company source said on Monday.
The project has one 300,000 tonne/year synthesis ammonia unit, one 520,000 tonne/year urea unit and one 300,000 tonne/year methanol unit, the source said, without disclosing their specific operating rates.
While the units completed successful trial runs to achieve on-spec product of synthesis ammonia, urea and methanol on 11 January 2012, the producer spent the past one year testing and debugging them, the source said.
As a result of the year-long process, the units are able to reach their nameplate capacities and produce material at a steady operating rate now, the source added.
Construction on the project started on 28 August 2007, with an investment of around yuan (CNY) 4bn ($642m), according to the source.
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