PTT Group and Siam Cement Group have filed pleas to the Central Administrative Court, seeking permission to go ahead with six suspended projects each. SCG's six projects worth over Bt30 billion, include the expansion phase of IRL Industrial Park, the catalyst unit for polyethylene production and the production of propylene oxide and propylene glycol.
Indorama Petrochem has been ordered to shut down part of its operations at its purified terephthalic acid from January 8 following a faulty waste-management system. An inspection found that the joints of the thermal oxidiser, where industrial waste is incinerated, were leaking. The company will have to close the entire plant in Rayong if it is not fixed by February 14. Map Ta Phut Tank Terminal, responsible for the butene-gas leak at Map Ta Phut port, was allowed to resume operations on December 25.