Alar, Xinjiang – State-backed Tianying Petrochemical had a successful trial run on its 150kT/year ethylene glycol plant in August. The trial run first started in March.
Tianying’s EG plant completes trial run
Located at the No.2 Industrial Park in western China’s Alar, Xinjiang, construction for the project was started in 2016 by East China Engineering Science and Technology, a subsidiary of China National Chemical Engineering. Equipment for PSA-CO and PSA-H2 was supplied by Peking University affiliate Pioneer.
The plant is claimed to be China’s first that uses natural gas to produce ethylene glycol. Tianying is also planning a second phase, including 150kT/year capacity with a total of CNY 2.2bn ($323m) investment earmarked for the two phases, according East China Engineering’s website.
The whole project, when on full stream, is expected to generate CNY 1.8bn annual revenue, said the website. The plant will employ more than 1,000 staff, and create more than 6,000 auxiliary jobs in the south Xinjiang area.