Sinopec Hubei Chemical Fertilizer to start up MEG unit in end-2013

24 April 2013 06:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Hubei Chemical Fertilizer, a subsidiary of Sinopec, is planning to put its new 200,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit into operation in end-2013, a company source said on Wednesday.

The project at Zhijiang city in central China’s Hubei province involves an investment of yuan (CNY) 1.99bn ($321m) and construction started in the second half of 2012, the source said.

The MEG plant will use syngas as feedstock, the source added, but did not elaborate further.

Syngas is a fuel gas mixture consisting primarily of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. It is made by steam reforming of natural gas or gasification of coal.

($1 = CNY6.19)

By: Becky Zhang
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