Turkey: Engineering Técnicas Reunidas, Sasa Polyester to Construct New PTA Plant in Turkey
Técnicas Reunidas has partnered with Sasa Polyester to develop a new Purified Terephtalic Acid (PTA) plant in Adana, Turkey. With a capacity of 1.5 million tons per year, the unit is expected to attract a total investment of 935 million dollars.
Turkey – Técnicas Reunidas has recently signed a contract with Sasa Polyester for the execution of a new petrochemical project for the production of PTA (Purified Terephtalic Acid) in Adana, Turkey. The new plant will have a capacity of 1.5 million tons per year.
The project was announced at the end of 2020. Total project investment was estimated by the client at 935 million dollars. This amount includes the value of the contract of Técnicas Reunidas. The scope of the contract includes engineering, procurement and construction supervision and management. The contract has already been launched and will be executed under a fast-track scheme.
The project has a high compromise regarding environmental and social compliance, compiled in the ESIA Report (Environmental and Social Impact Assessment) approved in November 2020, that Técnicas Reunidas will observe during the project development.
Juan Lladó, Chairman of Técnicas Reunidas commented: “Técnicas Reunidas is uniquely placed to leverage on its engineering and technical expertise and its solid petrochemical track record to play a significant role in the growth of this industry in Turkey. We look forward to delivering this project safely and sustainably and we are extremely honored to participate in this significant development for Turkey, a country where our company is fully committed. We also look forward to participating in the economic development of the Adana province, boosting the local supply chain, optimizing distribution and therefore achieving a significant reduction in the carbon footprint."
First PTA Facility in Turkey
This project is part of a very ambitious investment program that Sasa Polyester will carry out in the petrochemical sector in Turkey. Turkey is the third importer of PTA in the world, after the United States and Germany. This will the first PTA facility to be built in Turkey, and it will help to reduce the deficit and the imports of the country in this very important raw material.
PTA is used in the pharmaceutical and textile industries, as well as for food life extension and packaging.