Turkey's Koksan delays start up of new PET plant to September

04 July 2013 16:16  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Turkey's Koksan will start up its new 216,000 tonne/year polyethylene terephthalate (PET) line in Gaziantep, Turkey, in September instead of August, a company source said on Thursday.

"It seem that we will start up pre-commissioning at the middle of July and it will take about eight to 10 weeks. Our rescheduled start up is the middle of September or latest the end of September," the source said in an email.

The start-up date was originally set for April 2013, but was delayed to mid-June because of technical reasons, and then again to mid-August.

A second, identical line is still on schedule to start up in 2015, the source added. Although building has yet to start on this project, the facilities are all in place to service both lines.

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