Lotte Chemical UK commissions Uhde Inventa-Fischer for PET expansion

13 June 2012 15:46  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Lotte Chemical UK has commissioned Uhde Inventa-Fischer to expand its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) operations at Wilton in northeast England to 350,000 tonnes/year, the German engineering and technology firm said on Wednesday.

Uhde-Inventa-Fischer will provide basic and detail engineering for the new PET plant, which will have a production capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year.

The group will also supply all the necessary components and supervise the construction and commissioning activities of the plant, as well as train all the operating personnel.

Lotte Chemical UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of South Korea’s KP Chemical, announced that it had received board approval for the expansion in October last year.

It previously said work to add the 200,000 tonne/year PET plant alongside the existing 150,000 tonne/year facility was due for completion by the third or fourth quarter of 2013.

No financial details have been disclosed.

Additional reporting by Caroline Murray

By: Franco Capaldo
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