China’s Fujian Meizhouwan to shut PO/BDO units for catalyst change

10 September 2013 05:16  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Fujian Meizhouwan Chlor-Alkali Chemical plans to shut its butanediol (BDO) and propylene oxide (PO) units in end-September or early October for catalyst change, a company source said on Tuesday.

Each of the plants has a 40,000 tonne/year capacity.

“The plants’ shutdown is expected to last 7-10 days,” the source said.

The PO and BDO units in Fujian province are currently running at 80% of capacity, the company source said.

The BDO plant's capacity was expanded by a third in August 2012 from 30,000 tonnes/year originally.

Additional reporting by Vikki Shen

By: Viola Pan
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