China’s Jilin Petrochemical to shut No 2 ACN unit in H1 September

28 August 2013 08:13  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Jilin Petrochemical plans to shut its 106,000 tonne/year No 2 acrylonitrile (ACN) plant in Jilin for maintenance in the first half of September, a company source said on Wednesday.

The maintenance shutdown is expected to last for about 10 days, the source said, but it did not disclose the exact shutdown date.

The shutdown may incur an output loss of about 3,000 tonnes, the source added.

The company owned three other plants at the same site. The No 1 unit has a capacity of 106,000 tonnes/year, whereas the No 3 and No 4 units have a capacity of 120,000 tonnes/year each.

The No 1 unit remains off line, the source said without disclosing further details, while the other three units are running at 80% capacity.

The company plans to raise the operating rates at the No 3 and No 4 units to 85-90% when the No 2 unit is shut, the source added.

By: Ivy Ruan

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