photo : Middlesbrough Evening Gazette
The Lotte Chemical UK PTA plant has now successfully restarted, following the recent acquisition from Artenius UK.
The plant had been mothballed for 13 months following the closure by Artenius but was restarted successfully and ahead of schedule by its new owners.
This is quite remarkable, given that the new production team was only recruited during March of this year. Fortunately, the Teesside area of North East England has excellent process industry skills, so finding people with the right skills and experience was reportedly much easier than it might have been.
Even so, a plant restart after such a period is a complex activity. To successfully achieve it ahead of time is a remarkable achievement. Many congratulations to all involved!