China’s Jilin Petrochemical to shut No 2 ACN plant in April

19 March 2013 06:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE(ICIS)--China’s Jilin Petrochemical plans to shut its 106,000 tonne/year No 2 acrylonitrile (ACN) plant for maintenance at Jilin city in Jilin province, a company source said on Tuesday.

The shutdown will start from early April, which may last for about 10 days, the source said.

The No 2 unit is running at 80% of capacity at present, according to the source.

The company owns four separate units at the same site with a total capacity of 452,000tonne/year. The No 3 and No 4 unit, both with a capacity of 120,000tonnes/year,  are also operating at 80% of capacity, the source added.

The company is planning a maintenance shutdown in May for the No 3 and No 4 units at the same time for 10-15 days, the source added without stating the exact shutdown date.

The 106,000tonne/year No 1 unit remains shut, the source said.

By: Ivy Ruan

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