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Shenhua Baotou shuts coal-to-olefin plant for maintenance

September 27/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Shenhua Baotou is likely to take off-stream its coal-to-olefin plant in Inner Mongolia, according to Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in China, informed that, the company has commenced a turnaround at the plant on September 16, 2019. The plant is likely to remain shut, till end-October, 2019.

Located at Baotou City, China, the plant has a ethylene and propylene production capacity of 300,000 mt/year each.

As MRC reported before, Shenhua Baotou shut its polypropylene (PP) plant for a planned maintenance on September 18, 2019. The plant is expected to remain under maintenance for about six weeks. Located at Baotou City, China, the PP plant has a production capacity of 300,000 mt/year.

Shenhua Baotou also runs linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant at the same site. The company conducted maintenance at its LLDPE plant from 12 September to late September, 2017. Located at Baotou City, China, the plant has a production capacity of 300,000 mt/year.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polyprolypele (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,255,800 tonnes in the first seven months of 2019, up by 9% year on year. Shipments of all PE grades increased. At the same time, the estimated PP consumption in the Russian market was 796,120 tonnes in January-July 2019, up by 11% year on year. Shipments of PP block copolymer and homopolymer PP increased.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LLDPE, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, propylene, ethylene, Shenhua, China, Russia.
Category:General News
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