Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics shuts three MEG units after quake

27 March 2013 09:59  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Nan Ya Plastics shut three monoethylene glycol (MEG) plants in Mailiao on Wednesday as a precaution after a quake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck central Taiwan but without any immediate reports of casualties or damages, a company source and media reports said.

The earthquake occurred near Nantou county at 10:03 hours local time (02:03 GMT) at a depth of around 15.4 kilometres (km), the bureau said.

Subsequently as a safety precaution the company shut its 360,000 tonne/year no 2 MEG unit, its 360,000 tonne/year No 3 plant and 720,000 tonne/year No 4 plant, the company source added.

The company’s  360,000 tonne/year No 1 MEG plant is already shut down since 22 March for maintenance. It aims to restart the unit, also in Mailiao, on 29-30 March.

The No 3 MEG plant was restarted in the afternoon and the rest of the two plants will be brought on line soon, the source added.

By: Lizzie Wang

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