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Methanex Commissions Huge Methanol Plant in Egypt

3:23 AM MST | January 27, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Methanex, the global leading producer of methanol, has announced the start-up of a 1.3-million m.t./year methanol plant in Egypt. Bruce Aitken, president and CEO of Methanex confirmed during the company's results presentation yesterday that the "Egypt project produced first methanol last week." Construction of the plant is complete and the commissioning phase is almost at an end. "In January 2011 the plant produced first methanol and we expect production to ramp up over the first quarter of 2011," Aitken says. The plant is operated by Egyptian...

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