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JBF picks Technip for engineering on India purified terephthalic acid project

01.24.2013  | 

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). The scope of work also includes supply of materials and construction management services for the ISBL.

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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 Thursday.

"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 future developments."

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 PTA technology.

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 2015.

"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 project."



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mohamed ismail
03.04.2013

We want to buy 40,000 tons of purified terephthalic acid
For a year please send specifications and prices to china
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Joe Harrington, PhD
01.25.2013

Interesting to see growth in PTA production plants. I personally was involved in PTA projects (from operations safety standpoint) while employed by AMOCO during the 1980's. Proactive action on my part resulted in methods for explosion prevention in ITA and PTA plants. The net effect of implementation was reduced cost and increased safety.

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