The plant engineering and construction company Uhde Inventa-Fischer and OCTAL Petrochemicals, the largest PET resin manufacturer in the Middle East and the largest integrated PET sheet manufacturer in the world, successfully commissioned a polycondensation plant for the production of PET for bottle and packaging applications. The two production lines are located at the customer`s company headquarters in the city of Salalah, Sultanate of Oman and have an annual capacity of 550,000 tonnes.
Based on Uhde Inventa-Fischer's state-of-the-art, energy-efficient, patented Melt-To-Resin (MTR®) technology, the plant enables OCTAL Petrochemicals to produce top-quality PET resin for the local and global market. In combination with the plant built by Uhde Inventa-Fischer at the same site in 2009, OCTAL Petrochemicals now has one of the world’s biggest single-site production capacities of 1,000,000 tonnes per year, and the highest accumulation of MTR® technology.
Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s scope of supplies includes the know-how licence for the MTR® technology, the basic and detail engineering, supply of all plant components including utilities and offsites and supervision of the construction and commissioning activities.
The MTR® process replaces the cost-intensive solid-state post condensation (SSP) process, thus achieving much lower operating and maintenance costs and a significantly reduced carbon footprint at lower investment cost. Feedstock consumption is also considerably reduced without affecting the high product quality. The MTR® process is based on the 2-reactor high-viscosity technology developed by Uhde Inventa-Fischer and uses the patented ESPREE® and DISCAGE® reactors to ensure production of the required high melt viscosity on a sustained basis.
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MTR® plant at Octal Petrochemicals in Salalah, Sultanate of Oman