Amarinth Secures Pumps Order

for Mega PTA Plant

  • April 1, 2009
  • Amarinth Secures Pumps Order
    Amarinth Secures Pumps Order

Amarinth, a leading company specialising in the design, application and manufacture of pumps and associated equipment in the industrial, chemical & petrochemical industries, has secured an order in excess of €2M from Aker Kvaerner for 40 centrifugal industrial process pumps to be used in the new mega PTA plant in Portugal. The pumps will be installed at Artenius' new Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) plant which is being built in Sines, Portugal and will be used in the pumping of both clean fluids and slurry. Aker Kvaerner is providing the engineering, procurement services and construction management to the project. This new plant, known as a mega PTA plant for its potential to produce one million tons of PTA per annum, will be one of the largest of its kind in Europe. It is due to be online in the first quarter of 2010. The PTA produced will be used for the production of polyester, PET resin for packaging, PET films, powder coating resins and synthetic fibres.