Reliance Industries has temporarily shut down its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plants at Dahej, Gujarat, due to shortage of water at the complex. Reason: lower release of dam water, and significant increased in salinity of water supply to manufacturing complex, there is shortage of the right quality of industrial water at the 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.
RIL has a 2.3 million metric ton per annum (MMTPA) of PTA capacity and 650 kilo ton per annum (KTPA) of PET capacity at its Dahej manufacturing complex. Reliance Industries 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.
Meanwhile, Reliance Industries is ensuring a continued supply of PTA to the domestic market from its Hazira and Patalganga manufacturing complexes. The PET plant consists of two lines with a combined manufacturing capacity of 650 KTA.