14 May 2013 08:54 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China Sanjiang Fine Chemicals is considering building a new ethylene oxide (EO) line in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, to come on stream at the end of 2014/2015, a company source said on Tuesday.
The decision is not finalised and as such, construction has not yet begun at the new unit, the source said.
Sanjiang started commercial operations at a new EO line, with a nameplate capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year, at the same site in late February this year.
It has a separate similar-sized unit that is a joint venture with Lotte Chemical, formerly known as Honam Petrochemical.
The company also owns three 60,000 tonne/year EO units in Jiaxing.
One of the three 60,000 tonne/year units is slated for maintenance in June for more than 20 days but the shutdown dates have yet to be confirmed, the source added.
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