20th November 2017
We would like to inform that PKN ORLEN S.A. lifts the Force Majeure on its PTA Plant on 20th November 2017. The PTA Plant is started up and works properly.
8th November 2017
Notice on Occurrence of Force Majeure on PTA Plant
We regret to inform you that due to technical defect on newly bought and mounted in the year 2017 heat exchanger (it replaced the damaged heat exchanger which was the reason of Force Majeure declaration in Q4 2016), we were forced to shut down the PTA Plant on 08.11.2017. Accordingly, we declare the Force Majeure Event with immediate effect.
This event represents, among others, an extraordinary, unforeseen and insurmountable obstacle occurring independently of PKN ORLEN S.A. will and beyond its control and substantially restricts the performance of its obligation by PKN ORLEN S.A. arising from contractual arrangements with its business partners, i.e. the Force Majeure Event.
The occurrence of the above specified Force Majeure Event disables PKN ORLEN S.A. to duly fulfill its obligations arising from contractual relationships with its business partners.
Due to the existence of the Force Majeure Event, PKN ORLEN S.A. is forced to reduce its deliveries of PTA until the PTA Plant will be started up. Information about the planned startup will be provided as quickly as possible.
Please be assured, that we continue to use all reasonable efforts to mitigate the effects of this outage. We will immediately inform you of any changes in amounts of reduced deliveries of PTA, as well as, of removal of the respective technical issues on the PTA unit and termination of the Force Majeure Event.
Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation in such unpleasant situation for all engaged parties.