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July 23, 2013
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland, announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction (E&C) Group has signed an equity purchase agreement with CEFOC (The Fourth Construction Company Ltd. of China Electronics System Engineering) to purchase a 49% share in its Chinese Design Institute, PECHDI. The co-owned design institute is now a joint venture (JV) named Foster...
July 22, 2013
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; today announced the startup of its state-of-the-art, 135 million standard cubic feet per day (scfd) hydrogen plant serving the Valero petroleum refinery in Port Arthur, Texas and other customers. The new plant houses the largest steam methane reformer (SMR) Praxair has built to date to supply hydrogen and up to 450,000 lb/h of steam to...
July 19, 2013
Styron Europe GmbH (Horgen, Switzerland; and Ravago S.A. announced jointly today that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Styron’s Expandable...
July 19, 2013
The U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) was flat in June, following a 0.1% gain the previous month, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; During June, chemical production rose in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and West Coast regions, and declined in the Gulf Coast and Ohio Valley regions, ACC pointed out, while activity in the Southeast...
July 18, 2013
Siemens Industry Inc., USA (, and consortium partner Midrex Technologies, Inc. (Charlotte, N.C.; received an order from the Austrian voestalpine group ( to build a direct reduction plant in the U.S. The Midrex plant will be constructed near the city of Corpus Christi, Texas. It is designed to produce 2 million metric tons of hot briquetted iron...
July 18, 2013
NordsonCorp. (Westlake, Ohio; announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Münster, Germany based Kreyenborg Group’s Kreyenborg GmbH and BKG Bruckmann & Kreyenborg Granuliertechnik GmbH companies.  Material terms of the transaction are being...
July 18, 2013
Ineos Technologies (Rolle, Switzerland; announced that it has been chosen to provide the Innovene PP process to Oriental Energy...
July 18, 2013
Clariant International Ltd. (Muttenz, Switzerland;, announced that it has signed a long-term supply contract with OMV. From 2015, the Austrian oil and gas company will supply Clariant's site in Gendorf (Germany) with ethylene. This agreement will enable Clariant to...
July 17, 2013
Sapphire Energy, Inc. (San Diego, Calif.;, a producer of algae-based crude oil, and the technology company The Linde Group AG (Munich, Germany; announced they will expand their partnership to commercialize a new industrial-scale conversion technology needed to upgrade...
July 17, 2013
Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; was awarded a service contract by Qatar Shell supporting an earlier delivery of valves and intelligent positioners to the Pearl Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Project in Ras Laffan Industrial City. Jointly developed by Qatar...
July 16, 2013
Isola Group S.a.r.l. (Chandler, Ariz.;, a producer of laminate materials used to fabricate advanced multi-layer printed circuitboards, announced the site expansion of its Suzhou, China...
July 16, 2013
Aker Solutions ASA (Oslo, Norway; has acquired U.K. specialist engineering company International Design Engineering And Services Ltd (I.D.E.A.S) to boost its asset integrity management services. I.D.E.A.S. (Glasgow, Scotland)...
July 15, 2013
DuPont (Wilmington, Del.; has launched production at its probiotic blending and packaging facility in China. The new site in Beijing represents DuPont Nutrition & Health’s first step in packaging probiotics into ready-to-market formats. Investment and capacity were not...
July 15, 2013
Sasol Technology (Pty) Ltd (Johannesburg, South Africa; today announced a series of engineering and technology provider appointments as it continues to advance front-end engineering and design (FEED) of its ethane cracker and derivatives project. Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; is the main FEED contractor for the ethane cracker and derivatives project. Individual engineering...
July 15, 2013
Sundrop Fuels, Inc. (Longmont, Colo.;, a privately held advanced biofuels company, announced that it has appointed engineering and construction firm IHI E&C International...
July 15, 2013
KBR (Houston; today announced that it has been selected by Total to utilize KBR’s ROSE solvent deasphalting technology for use at their Antwerp...
July 13, 2013
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Sojitz Corp. of Japan have received an order from PhosAgro-Cherepovets for a project to construct the largest ammonia plant in the Russian Federation. The estimated investment cost of the project is$785 million and the plant is scheduled to begin operations in 2017. The ammonia plant will be built in the city of Cherepovets...øe-licensing-technology-to-Russias-largest-ammonia-plant_10750.html
July 11, 2013
Teijin Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; has developed a new type of meta-aramid fiber offering the world’s highest level of heat resistance combined with excellent dyeablility, which the company will produce in a facility to be built in Ayutthaya Province...
July 11, 2013
Ineos Technologies (Rolle, Switzerland; has licensed its Innovene S Process for the manufacture of medium-density and high-density polyethylene...
July 11, 2013
Bechtel Corp. (San Francisco, Calif.; announced that the company was selected in April by the Qatar Petroleum – Qatar Petrochemical Company partnership (QP-QAPCO) to provide project management services for construction of the Al Sejeel mega-petrochemical complex in Ras Laffan, Qatar. Bechtel will...
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