France's Technip awarded contract to build Indian PTA unit

24 January 2013 07:00  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Technip has been awarded a contract by JBF Petrochemicals to build a 1.25m tonnes/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit in Mangalore, India, the French engineering firm said on Thursday.

Completion of the PTA unit is scheduled to be completed in the “first semester of 2015”.

The plant will feature BP’s leading-edge proprietary PTA technology, Technip said in a statement.

“We are very proud to have been selected for this world-scale PTA project. It will bring together the competencies of our operating centers in India and Italy. This contract also reinforces our strong long-lasting collaboration with BP for PTA,” said Marco Villa, Senior Vice President of Technip Region B.

PTA is the primary feedstock for polyesters used in textiles and packaging.

By: Surinder Malhi
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