Thyssenkrupp unit wins Turkish polymer plants contract
4 December 2017
Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, a leading provider of engineering and construction services for industrial plants and systems, said one of its units has been awarded a contract to build two new world-scale polymer plants in Adana, Turkey.
The contract was awarded to Uhde Inventa-Fischer by Sasa, one of the leading manufacturers of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) textile fibers, filament yarn and special polymers, said a statement from Thyssenkrupp.
The scope of work includes basic and detail engineering, the delivery of all necessary components, and technical services for erection, pre-commissioning and commissioning supervision.
Both new plants are among the largest single-line production plants for their respective products, it added.
As per the deal, the first plant will produce 1,050 metric tons per day (380,000 tons per year) of PET for low-viscosity applications, while the second one will use Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s proprietary patented MTR technology to produce 216,000 tons per year of resin for the production of PET bottles, said a senior official.
Uhde Inventa-Fischer CEO Werner Steinauer said: "We are very proud that Sasa chose us to build another two state-of-the art PET plants after we were already contracted to build one of the largest polyester lines last year."
"Our commercially tried-and-tested MTR process provides our customers with optimized energy consumption, maximum utilization of feedstocks and effective plant operation, thus significantly reducing the total conversion cost compared with conventional technologies," he added.