China’s Fujian Meizhouwan shuts BDO plant for maintenance

10 April 2013 09:00  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Fujian Meizhouwan Chlor-Alkali Chemical has shut its 40,000 tonne/year butanediol (BDO) unit on 8 April for a scheduled turnaround, a company source said on Wednesday.

“The plant was shut down on Monday and is expected to restart in two weeks,” the source said.

The plant's capacity, which underwent debottlenecking last August, was expanded to 40,000 tonnes/year from the original 30,000 tonnes/year.

China’s domestic BDO prices fell by yuan (CNY)100/tonne ($16/tonne) to CNY14,200-14,600/tonne DEL (delivered) China on 9 April, according to ICIS data.

($1 = CNY6.20)

By: Judith Wang
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