China Blue Chemical Co. Ltd. and Davy Process Technology (DPT), a Johnson Matthey Co., announced the successful start- up, performance test and plant acceptance of a 2,500-metric ton/day methanol plant in Hainan Island in the South China Sea in March 2011. The methanol facility is located at Dongfang.
This facility will produce chemical-grade methanolUS AA grade and the Chinese GB388 standard methanolto supply both the domestic Chinese market along with product available for export. The feedstock is natural gas from the China National Offshore Oil Corp.s (CNOOC) offshore wells. China Blue is a subsidiary of CNOOC.