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Trinidad and Tobago Project Makes Inaugural Shipment

LA BREA, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 29 September 2020 | Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited (CGCL) has announced the first shipment of methanol from its new 1 million TPY methanol and 20,000 TPY DME plant in the Union Industrial Estate. The project, executed by a consortium comprising the Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) together with local partners the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago and the Massy Group, includes the first large-scale DME plant in the Americas and the first downstream plant in the country producing and utilizing methanol as a raw material.

According to CGCL, 13,000 metric tons of methanol were loaded aboard the Trans Catalonia at LABIDCO’s Port of Brighton La Brea. "This is a great day for CGCL" said CGCL Chief Executive Officer Nakaba Aoyagi. "The team has worked tirelessly to get us to this point amid a dreadful pandemic and I am extremely proud for the achievement of this remarkable milestone for both the company and the country.”

Commercial operation of the plant is expected to begin in the 4th quarter of this year.