Taiwan's Nan Ya No 4 MEG unit resumes 90% op rate after outage

18 February 2013 02:51  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics is running its No 4 monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit at Mailiao at 90% capacity following a brief outage over the Lunar New Year holiday, a company source said on Monday.

The 720,000 tonne/year MEG unit was shut for about five days during the Lunar New Year holiday because of mechanical issues affecting the compressor, which have been resolved, the company source said.

The No 4 MEG unit will be taken off  line in early April to undergo scheduled maintenance lasting about 45 days, the source added.

Meanwhile, the operating rates at its No 1 and No 2 units, with respective MEG capacity of 360,000 tonnes/year, were increased to 90% capacity during the Lunar New Year holiday from 70% capacity previously, the source added.

The No 1 unit will still need to be shut for repairs to fix remaining technical problems. However, the dates have yet to be finalised, the source said.

Nan Ya Plastics' 360,000 tonne/year No 3 MEG unit is operating normally at 90% capacity.

The Lunar New Year holiday in Taiwan fell on 9-17 February in 2013.

By: Trisha Huang

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