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Uhde Inventa-Fischer completes PET MTR plant for Octal Petrochemicals in Oman  

By Gerald Ondrey |

The plant engineering and construction company Uhde Inventa-Fischer (Domat/Ems, Switzerland; www.uhde-inventa-fischer.com) and Octal Petrochemicals, the largest PET resin manufacturer in the Middle East and the largest integrated PET sheet manufacturer in the world, successfully commissioned a polycondensation plant for the production of PET for bottle and packaging applications. The two production lines are located at the customer`s company headquarters in the city of Salalah, Sultanate of Oman and have an annual capacity of 550,000 metric tons (m.t.). Based on Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s state-of-the-art, energy-efficient, patented Melt-To-Resin (MTR) technology, the plant enables Octal Petrochemicals to produce top-quality PET resin for the local and global market. In combination with the plant built by Uhde Inventa-Fischer at the same site in 2009, Octal Petrochemicals now has one of the world’s biggest single-site production capacities of 1,000,000 m.t./yr, and the highest accumulation of MTR technology. Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s scope of supplies includes the know-how license for the MTR technology, the basic and detail engineering, supply of all plant components including utilities and offsites and supervision of the…
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