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August 29, 2013
Aveva Solutions Ltd. (Cambridge, U.K.; has announced that it has been awarded a significant new contract by  LLC GSE-Giprokauchuk, Russia ’s leader in design and...
August 29, 2013
R.C. Costello & Assoc., Inc. (Redondo Beach, Calif.; and Zeton Inc. (Burlington, Ontario, Canada; have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide a customized “end-to-end” solution from feasibility studies, process simulation, front-end engineering through detailed design, procurement, fabrication and factory testing. Costello has extensive...
August 27, 2013
The pendulum of the U.S. economy remains on the upswing, according to the American Chemistry Council’s , released today. The economic indicator, shown to lead U.S. business cycles by an average of eight months at cycle peaks, increased 0.1 percent over July on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis, marking its fourth consecutive monthly gain. The barometer is now up 3.8 percent over a year ago, the...
August 27, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; was awarded the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for Trunkline LNG Export, LLC’s potential expansion of the existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal located in Lake Charles, Louisiana.The potential expansion project...
August 27, 2013
Gevo, Inc. (Englewood, Colo.; held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its demonstration-scale para-xylene plant in Silsbee, Texas. The para-xylene facility is located adjacent to Gevo's existing jet fuel plant in Silsbee, and establishes the site as a biorefinery that will serve the renewable chemicals and true drop-in biofuels markets. Congressman Steve Stockman, Mike Schultheis, Principal...
August 27, 2013
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; was awarded a contract by CMPC Group’s Celulose Riograndense Ltda. for the design and supply of an integrated chlorine-dioxide plant for its pulp expansion project in Guaiba...
August 26, 2013
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; has received orders from ETI Alüminyum A.S. a division of Turkish CENGIZ Holding, to deliver green anode plant and rodding shop technology worth approximately €15 million. The order has been booked in Outotec's third quarter order intake. ETI...
August 23, 2013
Stamicarbon B.V. (Sittard, The Netherlands;, the Licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. (Milan, Italy; has signed a contract with Chemoprojekt, Czech Republic, covering the license and process design package (PDP) for a revamp of the existing urea melt plant of Azomures S.A. at Targu Mures, Romania, and for a new granulation plant alongside it. For the...
August 23, 2013
Evonik Industries AG’s (Essen, Germany; joint venture with Ampaglas Plastics Group, Evonik Acrylics Africa (EAA), has begun production at a new extrusion plant in South Africa. Located in Johannesburg, the plant will produce extruded Plexiglas sheets. With an initial number of 20 employees and a new extrusion...
August 22, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; today announced that its Business Unit Catalysts has signed long-term cooperation agreements with CB&I’s Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH business unit. The two companies will combine and ramp up R&D efforts to develop improved polypropylene catalyst and donor...
August 22, 2013
The technology company —The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; has been awarded a contract to build the world’s largest carbon dioxide purification and liquefaction plant for Jubail United Petrochemical Co. (UNITED), a manufacturing affiliate of SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corp.). The plant will be located in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. The plant will be designed to...
August 21, 2013
Technip (Paris, France;  and Sasol (Johannesburg, South Africa; announce that they have established an alliance for front-end engineering services for future Sasol gas-to-liquids (GTL) projects. Furthermore, it also allows for Technip’s participation during the execution stage of future GTL projects. This alliance, which builds on existing relationships, aims to...
August 21, 2013
JGC Indonesia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan;, has received a contract from the Indonesian subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell for construction of a lubricating-oil blending facility, also located in Indonesia. The lump-sum...
August 20, 2013
Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (North Kingstown, R.I.;, a United States manufacturer of precision-performance polyester, polypropylene, metallized, and bio-based films, will begin construction on a second cogeneration system at its 70-acre North Kingstown, R.I. campus. Toray already operates a cogeneration system that supplies continuous power to its Lumirror polyester film division...
August 20, 2013
The Lubrizol Corporation (Wickliffe, Ohio; has announced the opening of a world-class additives manufacturing facility in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China. The plant is the latest addition to Lubrizol's long-term investment and growing presence in China. It is also the cornerstone of Lubrizol's 10-year...
August 20, 2013
Siemens Energy Sector (Erlangen, Germany; has been awarded a major order from Portland General Electric Company, a fully integrated public utility in Oregon, for 116 units of its...
August 20, 2013
Atlas Copco AB (Stockholm, Sweden; and Edwards Group Ltd. have entered into an agreement where Atlas Copco will acquire Edwards, a global supplier of vacuum and abatement solutions, for an amount of up to $1.6 billion. Edwards is a technology and market leader in...
August 20, 2013
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; has announced a significant expansion of its Jurong Island, Singapore oil additives plant, to...
August 20, 2013
IMCD Group B.V. (Rotterdam, The Netherlands; announces it has acquired Singapore-based Paceco Industrial Supplies Pte. Ltd., a distributor for engineering and specialty plastics. Established in...
August 20, 2013
Honeywell (Morristown, N.J.; has announced that Antipinsky Refinery CJSC will use Honeywell's Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) to control plant processes and general refinery facilities as part of the third stage of construction of the Antipinsky Refinery in Tyumen, Russia. The commissioning of the plant will...
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