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Aker Kvaerner wins Pure Terephthalic Acid (PTA) contract in India

Reliance Industries has awarded Aker Kvaerner a contract to provide services for its new Pure Terephthalic Acid (PTA) plant to be built at its petrochemical complex at Hazira, near Surat in Gujarat, India.

Reliance Industries has awarded Aker Kvaerner a contract to provide services for its new Pure Terephthalic Acid (PTA) plant to be built at its petrochemical complex at Hazira, near Surat in Gujarat, India.

Reliance Industries already has two PTA plants engineered by Aker Kvaerner at its Hazira complex and one PTA plant in its Patalganga complex, with a combined capacity of 1,350,000 tonnes per annum (tpa); the new plant will produce a further 640,000 tpa.  The start-up date for the new plant is expected to be June, 2006.
 
Aker Kvaerner Projects Limited (AK Process) and Kvaerner Powergas India Limited (KPGI), both part of the Aker Kvaerner group, will work together on the project.  AK Process will provide offshore services, whilst KPGI will provide engineering, detailed design and technical support services for the onshore procurement and construction management.  The project will utilise advanced and proven PTA technology from INVISTA (formerly DuPont Textiles & Interiors).
 
Wim van der Zande, President of AK Process, said "We are delighted to be working on this new facility for Reliance Industries, a key client for AK Process and KPGI.  We have executed around 20 percent of the world's PTA plants and many of these projects have used INVISTA's PTA technology.  Reliance has used this advanced technology in their other PTA facilities and this will be eighteenth PTA project Aker Kvaerner has undertaken using this technology."
 
"This repeat order from Reliance once again demonstrates the high level of confidence they place in our ability to engineer and build world-class projects to tight schedules.  With our start-of-the-art IT and communications systems, in-depth local knowledge and proven design-engineering skills, we look forward to delivering a successful project." added Dr. Rama Iyer, Chairman and Managing Director of KPGI.
 
PTA is the preferred raw material for polyester, which was first introduced in 1951.  Today PTA is used globally as a key ingredient in the manufacture of polyester fibres, resins and films.

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