Petrochemicals
14th December 2017

We would like to inform that PKN ORLEN S.A. lifts the Force Majeure on its PTA Plant on 14th December 2017. The PTA Plant is started up and works properly.

29th November 2017
Notice on Occurrence of Force Majeure on PTA Plant

We regret to inform you that due to technical defect, consist on a leakage in the heat exchange system between off-gas and condensate streams, we were forced to stop the PTA plant early morning on 29 November 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.

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. Preliminary we estimate that the shutdown will take about 21 days. 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.

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