EPCA '13: MHTL to restart ammonia plant in next few days

08 October 2013 14:53  [Source: ICIS news]

BERLIN (ICIS)--Melamine producer Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited (MHTL) is expected to restart its feedstock ammonia plant in the next few days, following a maintenance turnaround, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

Speaking on the sidelines of the 47th annual European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) meeting in Berlin, the source said: “[MHTL] will start in the next few days, around mid-October.”

The ammonia turnaround began in early September, and has been taking place amid further natural gas curtailments in Trinidad, in an attempt to limit any impact on the market.

Melamine production has been hampered by the maintenance to the feedstock ammonia plant. The resumption of melamine production will provide material for first-quarter 2014 sales, the source added.

MHTL has the capacity to produce 60,000 tonnes/year of melamine at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate in Trinidad and Tobago.

The EPCA meeting runs from 5-9 October.

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By: Helena Strathearn
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