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Technip & BP extend alliance

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Technip has announced that it has extended its successful exclusive PTA Alliance with BP to acetic acid.

The Acetic Acid Alliance, relevant to front end loading (FEL) 1 and 2 stages of fully owned and joint-venture projects developed by BP worldwide, builds on the existing long standing PTA Alliance.

Technip, in the framework of the PTA relationship with BP, has engineered approximately 8 million tpy of PTA capacity over a span of 20 projects.

Through its operating centre in Rome, Italy, Technip is the exclusive provider of FEL services for BP PTA fully owned and joint-venture projects and inside battery limits (ISBL) front end engineering design (FEED) for PTA third-party licensing applications.

The acetic acid alliance will be run out of the Technip centre of Rome, Italy, where existing synergies with the PTA relationship will be exploited.

BP is a leader in the acetic acid marketplace and provides state of the art technological suites with the Cativa XLTM process based on methanol carbonylation and the SaaBreTM process based on syngas.

Nello Uccelletti, President Onshore Offshore, Technip, stated, “The extension of the long lasting and value providing Alliance with BP in PTA to acetic acid proves that these relationships constitute win-win deals for technology owners and contractors. We look forward to reproduce in the acetic acid domain with BP the continuous improvement drive accomplished in the PTA sector.”

Charles Damianides, Technology Vice-President BP Petrochemicals, commented, "BP’s long term alliance with Technip in PTA has been successful, and we look forward to replicating this success in the acetic acid business.”

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