China’s Sanjiang to build new EO line, eyes end-2014/2015 start-up

31 July 2013 09:14  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sanjiang Fine Chemicals is going ahead with plans to build a new 380,000 tonne/year ethylene oxide (EO) line in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, to come on stream at the end of 2014/2015, a company source said on Wednesday.

The new EO line will get ethylene feedstock from a 1.8m tonne/year methanol-to-olefin (MTO) plant at the same site, which is also expected to come on stream during this period, the source said.

The MTO unit belongs to Zhejiang Xingxing New Energy Technology, which is 75% owned by Sanjiang Fine Chemicals.

It is expected to produce around 300,000 tonnes/year of ethylene and 300,000 tonnes/year of propylene.

Sanjiang currently runs two EO lines in Jiaxing, each with a nameplate capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year.

The company also owns three 60,000 tonne/year EO units in Jiaxing.

One line had  a turnaround at the end of May/early June for around 20 days and another line is expected to be shut at the end of August/early September for a catalyst change and equipment checks, the source added.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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