China’s Guanghui Energy to restart fire-shut chemical complex soon

11 July 2013 07:58  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Guanghui Energy is ready to restart its methanol/dimethyl ether (DME)/liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex at Hami in China’s Xinjiang province more than three months after operations were shut by a fire, the company said on Thursday.

The complex, which can produce 1.2m tonnes/year of methanol, 800,000 tonnes/year of DME and 500 million cubic metres (mcm)/year of LNG, was shut on 6 April.

The company has repaired and upgraded the damaged units, while one gasification unit was successfully restarted on 22 June, it said in a filing to the Shanghai Stock Exchange. 

Guanghui Energy is currently awaiting regulatory approvals before resuming production at the whole complex, it said.

By: Fanny Zhang
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