China’s Jilin Petrochemical to shut No 3, No 4 ACN units on 19 Apr

18 April 2013 04:20  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE(ICIS)--China’s Jilin Petrochemical plans to shut its No 3 and No 4 acrylonitrile (ACN) plants in Jilin city of Jilin province for 17 days of maintenance on 19 April, a company source confirmed on Thursday.

The company also plans to shut its No 2 ACN plant for 10-15 days of maintenance in May after the two units are restarted, the source said. The shutdown was originally scheduled in early April.

The company owns four separate units at the same site with a total capacity of 452,000 tonnes/year. The No 1 and No 2 units have a capacity of 106,000 tonnes/year each, whereas the No 3 and No 4 units have a capacity of 120,000 tonnes/year each.

The No 2, No 3 and No 4 plants are running at 80% capacity at present, while No 1 unit remains shut, the source said.

By: Ivy Ruan

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