Tecnicas Reunidas Wins Turkish PTA Contract

24.02.2021 - Spanish engineering contractor Tecnicas Reunidas has signed a contract with Turkey’s Sasa Polyester to build a PTA plant. Located at Adana, Turkey, the plant will have a capacity of 1.5 million t/y. The value of the contract was not disclosed, although the total cost of the project is estimated by Sasa at $935 million.

The contract, which includes engineering, procurement and construction supervision and management services, has already gone into effect and will be executed under a fast-track scheme. A timescale for the project was not revealed.

Tecnicas Reunidas said the PTA facility will be Turkey’s first and will help to reduce the country’s import deficit for the PET raw material. Turkey is the world’s third-largest importer of PTA, after the US and Germany.

Author: Elaine Burridge, Freelance Journalist