|Methanex in New Zealand|
Methanex New Zealand owns two methanol facilities in the province of Taranaki on the west coast of the North Island. They are known as the Motunui and Waitara Valley sites. Total production capability of the two facilities is 2.4 million tonnes per year. More than 90% of the methanol produced in New Zealand is sold for export to markets in Japan, Korea and China.
Methanex's Motunui facility has two methanol trains and both are operating. The Waitara Valley plant is currently idle. Methanol from these facilities is delivered to customers via pipeline, road transport or ship. Methanol bound for ocean transport is piped 25 kilometres to storage facilities at Port Taranaki and the Omata Tank Farm in New Plymouth.
Methanex boasts a highly skilled and diverse workforce of about 165 employees and additional support from local contractors. Through its operations, the company contributes more than $45 million to the local Taranaki economy annually and is one of New Zealands leading exporters.
The head office for Methanex New Zealand is based in Auckland. The Marketing and Logistics office for Asia Pacific is located in Hong Kong.
Methanex is an active and enthusiastic contributor to the social and cultural development of the local communities where it operates through a variety of social responsibility programs.
Methanex New Zealand is firmly committed to the principles and ethic of Responsible Care®, operating above the stringent requirements laid down by local and central government.
Both plants have won awards for environmental excellence and industrial safety. In 2010, Methanex New Zealand was the proud recipient of Responsible Care New Zealand’s (formerly NZ Chemical Industry Council) “Responsible Care® Outstanding Achievement Award” that recognized the company’s achievement of 10 years without a Lost Time Injury among its employees.
For more information about Methanex New Zealand please contact:
T: +64 6 754 9700
New Zealand Marketing Office
The Methanex Asia Pacific marketing office is now located in Hong Kong.
This page was last updated on November 13, 2012.