China's Sinopec Yangzi to expand MEG capacity in early April

14 March 2013 07:17  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical will expand its mono ethylene glycol (MEG) capacity in early April to 280,000 tonne/year from the current 180,000 tonne/year following the start-up of a new ethylene oxide (EO) plant, a company source said on Thursday.

The nameplate capacity of the new EO plant at Nanjing in Jiangsu province, which is due for a start-up by the end of this month, is around 150,000 tonnes/year, the source said.

The new EO plant can produce around 100,000 tonnes/year of additional MEG and 60,000 tonnes/year of refined EO if running at a 100% capacity, the source said.

Yangzi is currently running a 120,000 tonne/year EO plant at the same site, and its total EO capacity will reach 270,000 tonne/year after the expansion, the source added.

By: Becky Zhang
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