16 August 2013 05:13 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics will shut its 360,000 tonne/year No 2 monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit in Mailiao on 20 August for safety checks, a company source said on Friday.
The plant shutdown, which is ordered by the local government, is expected to last for 30 days, the source added.
The shutdown has been delayed from its initial mid-August schedule to allow Nan Ya to stock up on more MEG supply, the source said.
Nan Ya will conduct safety checks for its No 1 and No 3 MEG units – with 360,000 tonnes/year capacity each – at the same site from end-September and mid-November, respectively, the source added. Both units will be off line for 40 days.
According to the source, both MEG units are scheduled for shutdowns on the orders of the local government.
The Mailiao petrochemical complex, which belongs to the Formosa Group, had a string of fires in 2011, prompting the Taiwan government to order phased maintenance for all the units at the site every year.
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