China's Ningbo Heyuan to run new MEG at 100% in near term

18 February 2013 08:17  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Ningbo Heyuan Chemical plans to ramp up production at its new 500,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant in Zhejiang province to 100% in the near term, a company source said on Monday.

The company is currently operating the unit at about 70% of capacity, the source said.

Ningbo Heyuan Chemical has been conducting commercial trial run at the new unit since 20 January, and has achieved on-spec production on 13-14 February, the source added.

“We will try to ramp up production rates to full in the near term, but the exact dates are still unknown,” the source added.

By: Samuel Wong

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