China's Zhongyan Kunshan to start up new soda ash plant in 2014

18 March 2013 07:45  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Zhongyan Kunshan Co plans to start up its 600,000 tonne/year soda ash plant at Kunshan city in Jiangsu province in 2014, a company source said on Monday.

The project will cost yuan (CNY) 2.74bn ($441m) and is located in Zhangpu town, the source added.

Construction on the new plant started on 12 March, according to the source.

Once the new plant comes on stream, the company will close its 450,000 tonne/year soda ash plant, which is located near the new site, the source said.

This plant is currently running at full capacity, the source added.

Zhongyan Kunshan Co is a subsidiary of China National Salt Industry Corp (CNSIC).

($1= CNY 6.21)

Additional reporting by Promise Xu

By: Viola Pan
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