China limits chemicals movement in Nanjing on youth Olympics in Aug

21 July 2014 08:47 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Nanjing government plans to restrict chemicals transportation in Nanjing in August because of the second Summer Youth Olympic Games, which will be held during 16-28 August, industries sources said on Monday. 

BASF-YPC plans to cut its operating rate at its 295,000 tonne/year oxo-alcohols plant at Nanjing in Jiangsu province due to the Youth Olympic Games, a company source said.

The company is currently running the plant at 80-90% of the capacity, the company source said.

Wison (Nanjing) Clean Energy Co also expects to have a maintenance at its 250,000 tonne/year oxo-alcohols plant in Nanjing during the games, a source close to the company said but without providing the exact shutdown date.

During 10-31 August, the common dangerous goods will need to be transported according to the specified time, route and speed following the approvals from the local administration, according to a statement released on Youth Olympic Games’s website.

The common dangerous goods include gasoline and diesel, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, paint, coating, chemical raw materials, the statement added.

Meanwhile, if the cars from other places carrying those dangerous goods pass by Nanjing, the local government has provided some detour routes for reference, it said.

The Youth Olympic Games are held every four years, and the first summer edition was held in Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010.

Additional reporting by Lina Xu

By Viola Pan