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February 12, 2014
Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea; has announced that it has received a contract for the $3.8 billion Mina Abdullah I refinery of  the Clean Fuels Project (CFP) from Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC).   The Mina Abdullah I...
February 12, 2014
Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC; Jonesboro, Ark.; announces that its parent, Camfil (Stockholm, Sweden) has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Handte Umwelttechnik GmbH in Germany and Handte's operations...
February 11, 2014
Air Liquide (Paris, France; is further strengthening its position in Germany by signing a major long-term supply contract with ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG in the Rhine-Ruhr area, one of the largest and leading industrial basins in Europe. Deliveries under the agreement include 4,600 metric tons (m.t.) per day of oxygen, plus nitrogen and argon, which will be supplied...
February 11, 2014
Axiall Corp. (Atlanta, Ga.; and Lotte Chemical (Seoul, South Korea; have announced that they have signed an agreement to pursue a 50/50 joint venture (JV) arrangement for the design, construction...
February 11, 2014
Clariant AG (Muttenz, Switzerland;, has announced that it has signed an agreement to divest its Water Treatment business in Africa to AECI (, of South Africa. The total sale amounts to CHF 34 million...
February 11, 2014
The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; has recently signed an engineering and procurement contract for two hydrogen plants in Nizhnekamsk, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. The contract was...
February 11, 2014
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; has announced that it has acquired Eagleton Engineering, LLC, headquartered in Houston. Eagleton specializes in...
February 7, 2014
SNC-Lavalin Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada;, in consortium with Sinopec Engineering Group (SEG), has signed a contract with Ma’aden ( in Saudi Arabia to provide engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up services for a three-line 15,150-metric-ton-per-day (m.t./d) sulphuric acid plant...
February 7, 2014
The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; has signed a longterm contract with Nynas AB, who specializes in naphthenic specialty oils (NSP) and bitumen, for the onsite supply of hydrogen at Nynas’ refinery in Hamburg, Germany. To this end, the Linde Engineering Division...
February 6, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals (Tokyo; announced that the company is constructing the world's first large-scale plant for xylylene diisocyanate (XDI) within its Omuta Works facility (Kyushu, Japan). This new development is one of several measures the...
February 6, 2014
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; has begun operation of its new production facility for Rohacell structural foam at its Darmstadt, Germany site, following an...
February 4, 2014
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; plans to increase its annual production capacity of natural soda ash at its Green River plant in Wyoming by 150,000 metric tons (m.t.) as of early next year, to meet growing demand of its U.S. export markets. "This capacity...
February 4, 2014
Sika AG (Baar, Switzerland; has agreed to acquire Lwart Química Ltda., a supplier of waterproofing products in Brazil. The acquisition strengthens Sika’s position in the Brazilian construction chemicals market and complements Sika’s geographical footprint in Brazil. Last year Lwart Química...
February 4, 2014
The specialty chemicals group Altana (Wesel, Germany; has acquired technologies and customer-specific...
February 4, 2014
JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; has been awarded a contract by Singapore Refining Co. Ltd. (SRC) — jointly owned by Singapore Petroleum Co. and Chevron — to carry out the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work for the construction of a gasoline...
February 3, 2014
Chevron Energy Technology Company (San Ramon, Calif.; and GE Oil & Gas (London, U.K.; announced today the creation of the Chevron GE Technology Alliance, which will develop and commercialize valuable technologies to solve critical issues for the oil and gas industry. The Alliance builds upon a current collaboration on flow analysis technology for oil...
January 31, 2014
Solazyme, Inc.(San Francisco, Calif.; says that commercial operations have commenced at both Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s (ADM) Clinton, Iowa facility, and the downstream companion facility operated by American Natural Products in Galva, Iowa (ANP). Highlighting the flexibility of Solazyme’s technology platform, Solazyme, ADM and ANP have successfully manufactured three...
January 30, 2014
To address the market demand of increased capacity and volume Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; has developed the mega-size flotation cell based on its well-established technologies. The first TankCell e500 flotation cell will be installed to First Quantum Minerals' Kevitsa operation in Finland. It is one of the world's largest flotation cells with an effective volume of over 500 m3. First...
January 30, 2014
Dassault Systèmes (Vèlizy-Villacoublay, France;, a world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mockup and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions and Accelrys, Inc. (San Diego, Calif.;, a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software for chemistry, biology and materials, today announced the signing of a definitive merger...
January 29, 2014
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; has signed a long-term contract to supply industrial gases to a new steel mill being built near the Port of Pecém in an international free trade zone in the state of Ceara, located in the northeast region of Brazil...
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