Taiwan's Nan Ya shuts No 2 MEG unit for 30-day safety checks

23 August 2013 08:09  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics shut its 360,000 tonne/year no 2 monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit in Mailiao on 21 August for safety checks, a company source said on Friday.

The shutdown is expected to last for 30 days, the source said.

Nan Ya will conduct safety checks for its No 1 and No3 MEG unit at the same site, the source said.

The 360,000 tonne/year No 1 unit will be taken off line in end-September for 40 days and the 360,000 tonne/year No 3 MEG unit will be shut in mid-November for 40 days, he added.

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.

Nan Ya’s 720,000 tonne/year No 4 MEG unit in Mailiao is currently running at around 90% capacity after three-month turnaround from early April.

By: Becky Zhang
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