Reliance Industries temporarily shuts PTA PET plants in India

Reliance Industries temporarily shuts PTA and PET plants in India

5:44 AM, 3rd June 2016
Reliance Industries temporarily shuts PTA and PET plants in India

MUMBAI, INDIA: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has temporarily shut down its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plants at Dahej, Gujarat (India) due to shortage of water at the complex.

RIL has 2.3 million metric tonne per annum (MMTPA) of PTA capacity and 650 kilo tonne per annum (KTPA) of PET capacity at its Dahej manufacturing complex.

Reliance Industries said that it has initiated alternative arrangements for water and is closely monitoring the situation. The company has also used the current situation to carry out planned maintenance and reliability activities. “It is in a state of readiness to resume full supplies as soon as the water availability and water quality issues are resolved,” RIL added.

Meanwhile, Reliance Industries is ensuring a continued supply of PTA to the domestic market from its Hazira (Gujarat) and Patalganga (Maharashtra) manufacturing complexes.

“Due to lower release of dam water and the significantly increased salinity of water supply to Reliance Industries Limited’s Dahej manufacturing complex (Gujarat), there is shortage of the right quality of industrial water at Dahej complex. As a response, RIL is running on reduced capacity in some of the plants and has temporarily shut down its PTA and PET plants,” said Reliance Industries in a BSE filing.

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