Italy: Acetic Acid Alliance Technip and BP Extend PTA Alliance
Technip has extended its exclusive PTA Alliance with BP to Acetic Acid.
Rome/Italy — The Acetic Acid Alliance, relevant to FEL 1 and 2 stages (Front End Loading) of fully owned and joint-venture projects developed by BP worldwide, builds on the existing long-standing PTA Alliance. Technip, in the framework of the PTA relationship with BP, has engineered approximately eight million tons per year of PTA capacity over a span of 20 projects. The Acetic Acid Alliance will be run out of the Technip center of Rome, Italy, where existing synergies with the PTA relationship will be exploited. BP’s is a world leader in the Acetic Acid marketplace and provides technological suites with the Cativa XLTM process based on methanol carbonylation and the SaaBre process based on syngas.
Nello Uccelletti, President Onshore Offshore, Technip, stated: “The extension of the long lasting and value providing Alliance with BP in PTA to Acetic Acid proves that these relationships constitute win-win deals for technology Owners and Contractors. We look forward to reproduce in the Acetic Acid domain with BP the continuous improvement drive accomplished in the PTA sector.” Charles Damianides, Technology Vice-President BP Petrochemicals, commented: "BP’s long-term alliance with Technip in PTA has been successful, and we look forward to replicating this success in the Acetic Acid business.”