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GE Power Conversion contributes to the development of the first Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) facility in Turkey

September 02, 2021

GE Power Conversion has been selected to provide the electrical system that will run the process air compressor at SASA Polyester Sanayi A.Ş. new petrochemical plant.

SASA Polyester Sanayi A.Ş. is a world leading producer of polyester staple fiber, filament yarn and polymer. They have secured an investment for the construction of a Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) production facility in Adana, Turkey. The country is the third importer of PTA in the world, after the United States and Germany. PTA is used in the pharmaceutical and textile industries, as well as for food life extension and packaging. This will be the first PTA facility to be built in Turkey, and it will help to reduce the deficit and the imports of the country in this very important raw material. The site will have a capacity of 1.5 million tons per year.

GE Power Conversion’s system includes a 46.5 MW 6-poles synchronous Motor-Generator with a Load Commuted Inverter (LCI) soft starter. The company has a long history and solid expertise in 4 and 6 pole synchronous motors with more than 800 machines and 5,700 MW installed worldwide.

“This project represents an important milestone for GE Power Conversion as this will be our leading reference in the PTA industry,” said Philippe Piron, President and CEO, GE Power Conversion. “Our robust and proven technical solution was the right answer to our customers’ needs, in a process where the reliability of the equipment is critical to ensure continuous operations. We are pleased to have been awarded this contract as a recognition of the trust SASA put in GE’s technology.”

GE Power Conversion’s local presence through its global Services network was another key factor in the decision-making process, thus ensuring SASA they will benefit from GE’s ongoing support.

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About GE Power Conversion

GE Power Conversion applies the science and systems of power conversion to help drive the electric transformation of the world’s energy infrastructure. Designing and delivering advanced motor, drive and control technologies that evolve today’s industrial processes for a cleaner, more productive future, it serves specialized sectors such as energy, marine, industry and all related services. https://www.gepowerconversion.com/

About GE

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For more information, contact: Kate Inglis, GE Power Conversion, +44 (0) 1788 563386 +44 (0) 7766 991040 [email protected]


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