China's Sinopec Wuhan delays MEG plant start-up to mid-July

28 June 2013 05:23  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Wuhan Petrochemical has postponed the start-up of its new monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit at Wuhan in Hubei province to mid-July from end-June because of slower-than-expected preparation work, a company source said on Friday.

The new MEG plant, located in central China, has a name plate capacity of 280,000 tonnes/year, the source said.

More than half of the unit’s production will be sold to eastern China because of limited demand in central China, the source added.

The start-up of the company’s new upstream 800,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker has been delayed to July because of an equipment glitch.

By: Becky Zhang
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