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January 24, 2013

Technip awarded PTA-contract contract by JBF Petrochemicals

Gerald Ondrey

Technip (Paris, France; was awarded by JBF Petrochemicals, a wholly–owned subsidiary of JBF Industries Ltd, a for a 1.25-million ton/yr, latest-generation purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit, to be located in the Special Economic Zone in Mangalore, India. 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.


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