JBF Industries awarded Technip with an engineering contract
for a 1.25 million tpy latest-generation purified terephthalic
acid (PTA) unit, to be located in the Special Economic Zone in
Mangalore, India, the companies said on
"We are very proud to have been selected for this world-scale
PTA project," said Marco
Villa, a senior vice president for Technip. "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. We believe that the PTA market
growth in Asia will open up further opportunities and we hope
to develop a long-term relationship with JBF to support their
PTA is the primary feedstock for polyesters used in
textiles and packaging.
The contract covers the basic engineering, front-end
engineering design, detailed engineering and procurement
services for the ISBL (inside battery limit) and the OSBL
(outside battery limit) of the unit.
The scope of work also includes supply of materials and construction management services for
the ISBL. The plant will feature BP's leading-edge proprietary
Technip's operating centers in Rome, Italy and in Chennai,
Mumbai and Delhi, India, will execute the contract,
which is scheduled to be completed in the first semester of
"With the commissioning of this plant, it will be a major
step for JBF towards backward integration," said B.C. Arya,
chairman of JBF Industries.
"JBF is proud to be associated with BP and look forward to
utilizing Technip's competency in setting up this world-scale