China’s Changqing Energy to start up methanol unit in early April

21 March 2013 08:12  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shaanxi Changqing Energy and Chemical is planning to bring on stream its 600,000 tonne/year methanol unit at Baoji in Shaanxi in early April, a company source said on Thursday.

The company started building the project in March 2011, and invested yuan (CNY) 4bn ($643m), according to the source.

The company has completed construction work and equipment installation, and plans to carry out trial runs at the new unit in early April, which will use coal as feedstock, the source added.

Shaanxi Changqing Energy and Chemical is a holding company owned by Xuzhou Coal Mining Group.

($1 = CNY6.22)

By: Mindy Liu

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