Archives :: Business & Economics

Displaying 41 - 60 of 2950 stories.
September 9, 2014
WorleyParsons Ltd. (North Sydney, Australia; www.worleyparsons.com) reached an agreement to acquire MTG, Ltd. (Houston; www.mgtl.com). MTG is a management-consulting firm in the oil and gas, petrochemicals...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/WorleyParsons-to-acquire-hydrocarbons-management-consulting-firm_12172.html
September 8, 2014
Effective April 1st, 2014, the TER Plastics Polymer Group (Herne, Germany; www.terhell.de) took over the majority of the Polish Polimarky Performance Polymers in Rogoznica. The new TER Plastics subsidiary was subsequently renamed into Terez Performance Polymers. High performance compounds on the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/TER-Plastics-Polymer-Group-acquires-Polish-high-performance-compounder_12169.html
September 7, 2014
PRPC Refinery and Cracker Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary under the Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) group, Malaysia’s national energy company has awarded the consortium of CTCI Corp. (Taiwan; www.ctci.com.ty), Chiyoda Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; www.chiyoda-corp.com) and three Malaysian companies — CCJV P1 Engineering and Construction Sdn. Bhd., Synerlitz (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and MIE Industrial Sdn...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Asian-consortium-awarded-EPCC-contract-for-Petronas-RAPID-project_12168.html
September 6, 2014
The final step in constructing a single organization to lead process automation communications and integration technologies was completed when the members of both the HART Communication Foundation (www.hartcomm.org) and Fieldbus Foundation (both Austin, Tex.; www.fieldbus.org) approved the merger proposed by their respective boards through a voting process that concluded on August 30. This completes a...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/The-formation-of-FieldComm-Group-move-forward_12167.html
September 5, 2014
The S&P index for chemical companies advanced by 3.8% in August, matching the 3.8% rebound experienced by the wider S&P 500, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C....
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/economic_indicators.html/Chemical-equity-performance-matches-S-and-P-500-rebound-in-August-ACC-says_12166.html
September 4, 2014
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) has signed an agreement to buy the Ryton PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) business from U.S.-based petrochemical company Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. for $220 million, expanding its offering of high-performance polymers and entering a solid growth market. Solvay Specialty Polymers, which has the industry's broadest product portfolio, will gain access to new...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Solvay-expands-its-specialty-polymers-offerings-with-Ryton-PPS-acquisition_12163.html
September 4, 2014
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) has announced an expansion of its specialty silica capacities in Ako, Japan through a holding in DSL Japan Co. (DSL). Evonik holds 51% of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Evonik-to-expand-its-specialty-silica-capacities-in-Japan_12164.html
September 3, 2014
Following its recent acquisition of the biotechnology company Virdia, Inc. (Redwood City, Calif.; www.virdia.com), Stora Enso Oyj (Helsinki, Finland; www.storaenso.com) is investing €32 million ($43 million) in a demonstration and market development plant to be built at Raceland, Louisiana. The plant will be used for industrial validation of the newly acquired extraction and separation technology...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Stora-Enso-to-build-biomass-to-sugars-demonstration-plant-in-Louisiana_12162.html
September 2, 2014
In collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI; Tokyo, Japan; www.mhi-global.com), Haldor Topsøe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) has been selected for the design of a new ammonia plant for a major fertilizer project in Turkmenistan. The project has been awarded by State Concern Turkmenhimiya, a state-owned chemical company in Turkmenistan and also includes project partners...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Topsøe-to-design-large-scale-fertilizer-plant-with-project-partners-in-Turkmenistan_12157.html
September 2, 2014
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) is investing in its German operations with new large- scale industrial plants, capacity expansions, and new research centers. The company plans to invest some €2 billion of the extensive investment program it has developed as part of its growth strategy from 2012 to 2016 in Germany. "Germany has a strong and healthy industrial base. Our...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Evonik-invests-in-German-operations_12158.html
September 2, 2014
KBR Inc. (Houston; www.kbr.com) has been awarded a reimbursable contract by Koch Nitrogen Company, LLC to provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for a new grassroots urea plant, part of a $1.3-billion expansion project by Koch...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/KBR-awarded-EPC-contract-for-Koch-Nitrogen-urea-expansion_12161.html
September 1, 2014
Plant Watch Jacobs awarded contract for ExxonMobil projects in Baytown and Mont Belvieu August 12, 2014 — Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) was awarded a contract from ExxonMobil Chemical Co. to provide engineering, procurement and construction services as part of an ethane-cracker project in ExxonMobil’s Baytown, Tex. complex, and associated premium product...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Clariant-to-build-new-masterbatches-plant-in-Australia-and-more-business-news_12128.html
September 1, 2014
The preliminary value for the June CE Plant Cost Index (CEPCI; the most recent available) rose 0.3% from the final May value, after gains the previous two months. Subcategories of the equipment...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_cost_index/Current-Trends_12084.html
August 29, 2014
Specialty chemical market volumes rose 1.0% in July, following a 0.8% rise in June, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   Of the 28 specialty chemical markets monitored by ACC, 23 expanded in July, up from 22 segments...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/economic_indicators.html/U-S-specialty-chemical-market-values-rose-in-July-ACC-says_12155.html
August 26, 2014
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com), continued to see moderated upward growth in August, with a 0.2% gain over July, as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). This represented a deceleration from the 0.4% gain in July and an average gain of 0.5% for the first six months of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/economic_indicators.html/Leading-economic-indicator-shows-growth-deceleration-for-U-S-economy_12143.html
August 25, 2014
Kemira Oyj (Helsinki; www.kemira.com) has awarded Pöyry Oyj (Vantaa, both Finland; www.poyry.fi) with assignments for EPCM (engineering, procurement and construction management) services for a sodium chlorate...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Poyry-awarded-EPCM-services-assignments-for-sodium-chlorate-plant-in-Brazil_12137.html
August 25, 2014
KBR Inc. (Houston; www.kbr.com) has been awarded a contract from Gemini HDPE LLC, a manufacturing joint venture between INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA (Ineos) and Sasol, to provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for a new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) facility to be located at...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/KBR-awarded-EPC-contract-for-new-HDPE-facility-in-Texas_12141.html
August 25, 2014
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Ovadan-Depe near the capital of Ashgabad in Turkmenistan to launch the construction of a major plant focused on the conversion of natural gas into synthetic gasoline. The plant will be based on Haldor Topsøe A/S’s (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) TIGAS (Topsøe Improved Gasoline Synthesis) technology and will become the first full scale large...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Gas-to-gasoline-process-makes-commercial-debut-in-Turkmenistan_12142.html
August 22, 2014
The Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com) rose 0.1% in July on a three-month-moving-average (3MMA) basis.   The small gain indicates that “growth remained tepid at the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/economic_indicators.html/Tepid-growth-for-global-chemical-production-ACC-report-says_12136.html
Pages: « Previous  1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Next »

Get more from ChemEngOnline.com
Get email updates in your inbox

 

Subscribe to:
Chemical Engineering Magazine

Chemical Engineering Magazine and Archives

Plant Cost Index

Join us on... Twitter LinkedIn

LinkedIn Groups

Our LinkedIn group is now over 30,000 members strong!

  1. Join other CPI professionals from all over the globe and share best practices, expertise, concerns and more.
  2. Provide feedback to Chemical Engineering Editors


Current members represent Worley Parsons, DuPont, SABIC, Fluor, Air Products, LyondellBasell, Nalco, Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, BASF, Jacobs Engineering, ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron and more.

Join Now



We also offer the following subgroup for more targeted discussions:

Tools
Search the Buyers' Guide

Plant Cost Index

Facts at Your Fingertips (archive)

Ask the Experts

Back Issues
X
To access this area, please log in or create an account.
Username:
Password:
Forgot your password?
Request it now.
Processing...
Live chat by BoldChat