Brunei Methanol restarts Sungai Liang methanol plant after outage

Source: ICIS News


SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Brunei Methanol Co (BMC) has restarted its 850,000 tonne/year methanol plant at Sungai Liang Industrial Park on 28 January after an outage, a company source said on Tuesday.

The plant was taken off line on 5-6 January, the source said without  providing details about the unexpected shutdown of the unit.

BMC is trying to ramp up operating rates at the unit as current production rates remain low, the source said.

The company is a joint venture between Japan’s Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) and  ITOCHU, and state-owned Petroleum Brunei.

MGC holds a 50% stake in BMC, with the other half held equally by ITOCHU and Petroleum Brunei.