Thailand: PTA plant

Foster Wheeler Ltd has announced that its subsidiary Foster Wheeler International Corporation has been awarded an engineering, onshore procurement, project and construction management services contract for a world-scale purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant to be built in Thailand by Indorama Petrochem Ltd. The PTA plant will be built for Indorama at the Asia Industrial Park close to Map Ta Phut in Thailand. The plant will process paraxylene and acetic acid to give a minimum production rate of 640,000 metric tonnes per annum of PTA, which will be used for the production of various polyester products. The process front-end engineering package has been developed for Indorama Petrochem Ltd. by Invista Inc.

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