China’s Sinopec Yangzi brings expanded Nanjing EO unit on stream

28 March 2013 08:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical started up its expanded 180,000 tonne/year ethylene oxide (EO) unit at Nanjing in Jiangsu province on 27 March and achieved on-spec production the same day, the company said on Thursday.

The EO unit’s capacity was expanded to 180,000 tonnes/year, from 120,000 tonnes/year, the company added in a statement on its website.

The expansion brings Sinopec Yangzi’s total capacity to 186,000 tonnes/year of EO or 300,000 tonnes/year of monoethylene glycol (MEG), as the producer has the option to switch the plant’s output between the two products according to market demand, a company source said.

By: Viola Pan
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