Indian Oil restarts Panipat PTA plant after three-month shutdown

07 November 2013 09:11  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--India Oil Corp (IOC) has restarted its 550,000 tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit at Panipat on 5 November after a three-month shutdown, a company source said on Thursday.

The company is currently ramping up production at the plant, the source said without providing the unit’s exact run rate.

The PTA plant was shut on 2 August because of compressor issues, and was supposed to be off line for a month, the source said.

The restart schedule was delayed repeatedly as the company decided to conduct maintenance at the plant on top of the repair works, the source said.

Prior to the shutdown, the plant had been running at 75-80% of capacity since early May because of insufficient supply of feedstock paraxylene.

By: Becky Zhang
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