20 June 2013 04:55 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s urea producer Guizhou Chitianhua has announced on Thursday that it has shut all its units at Chishui in Guizhou province for regular maintenance from 19 June.
The turnaround is scheduled to last until 28 July, it said in a statement.
Guizhou Chitianhua mainly produces urea from natural gas, with a nameplate capacity of 630,000 tonnes/year at the Chishui site, according to its website information.
Due to gas supply shortage, many big gas-based fertilizer producers in China are required to halt production in turn once in a year. The suspension can last one to three months, depending on gas supply conditions, industry sources said.
“We’ll discuss with PetroChina for the earlier resumption of gas supply so as to restart production sooner than planned, ” the statement said.
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