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Tianjin Bohai delays restart PDH plant in China unitl mid-May

May 06/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Tianjin Bohai Chemical is expected to restart its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in H1 May 2020, reported S&P Global.

The company unexpectedly shut down this plant on 22 April, 2020, and initially planned to resume its operations in late April.

Located in Tianjin, China, the PDH plant has a propylene capacity of 600,000 mt/year.

As MRC informed before, Tianjin Bohai Chemical last restarted its PDH plant in late March, 2020. Previously, in early February, the company decided to postpone the restart of its PDH plant by another 19 days to February 29 due to sluggish demand for propylene. This came after the facility, located in northeastern China, had delayed the restart of its 600,000 mt/year propylene plant to February 10, from February 6, extending the Lunar New Year holidays in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Tianjin Bohai uses 720,000 mt/year of propane when at full capacity.

Propylene is the main feedstock for the production of polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, PP shipments to the Russian market was 267,630 tonnes in January-March 2020, down 20% year on year. Homopolymer PP and PP block copolymers accounted for the main decrease in imports.

Tianjin Bohai is a state owned enterprise, with over 100 subsidiaries and 35,000 employees. It has joint venture relationships with a number of foreign partners, including: LG Chem, Solvay, Akzo Nobel, Clariant, Veolia, Air Liquide and Vopak.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, propylene, Tianjin Bohai Chemical, China, Russia.
Category:General News
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