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February 11, 2014
Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) 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...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Liquide-signs-major-contract-with-ThyssenKrupp-Steel-Europe_11475.html
February 7, 2014
SNC-Lavalin Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada; www.snclavalin.com), in consortium with Sinopec Engineering Group (SEG), has signed a contract with Ma’aden (www.maaden.com.sa) 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...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/SNC-Lavalin-wins-contract-for-sulfuric-acid-project-in-Saudi-Arabia_11473.html
February 4, 2014
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) 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...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Solvay-to-increase-its-natural-soda-ash-production-capacity-in-the-U-S-_11467.html
February 4, 2014
JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; www.jgc.co.jp) 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...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/JGC-awarded-EPC-contract-for-refinery-upgrade-in-Singapore_11470.html
February 1, 2014
Plant Watch Arkema to double production capacity for organic peroxides in China January 9, 2014 — Arkema (Colombes, France; www.arkema.com) has announced the construction of a new organic peroxide plant on its Changshu site in China. This investment will double the site’s production capacity. The new Changshu plant is due to start up in early 2016. Foster Wheeler awarded PMC contract for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Honeywell-to-expand-refrigerant-production-in-Louisiana-and-more-business-news_11445.html
January 31, 2014
Solazyme, Inc.(San Francisco, Calif.; www.solazyme.com) 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...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Solazyme-Commercial-production-of-Renewable-Algal-Oils-at-Iowa-facilities_11465.html
January 30, 2014
To address the market demand of increased capacity and volume Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) 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...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/The-first-Outotec-TankCell-e500-to-be-delivered-to-First-Quantum-Minerals_11463.html
January 29, 2014
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) 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...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Praxair-signs-long-term-supply-agreement-in-Brazil_11461.html
January 24, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec; Shanghai, China; www.sinopec.com) broke ground today on the construction of its world-scale isononanol (INA) plant in Maoming Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Maoming, China. At start-up in 2015, the plant, which is the first of its kind in China, will serve the increasing market demand for next-generation...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-and-Sinopec-break-ground-on-world-scale-INA-plant-in-Maoming_11454.html
January 23, 2014
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) has signed a long-term contract with Taewoong Steel Co. Ltd. to supply high-purity oxygen to the company’s steel mill facility in Busan, Korea. Praxair will construct a new 180-ton/d air separation plant...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Praxair-signs-long-term-contract-and-expands-enclave-supply-in-South-Korea_11453.html
January 22, 2014
The National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; www.tansee.com) and The National Titanium Dioxide Company Ltd. (Cristal; Kuwait; www.cristal.com) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) company with Toho Titanium Company Ltd. (Toho). Through SIDF/local funding the new company will invest a total of $420 million, including startup expenses, to construct a 15,600 metric...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Cristal-and-Tasnee-announce-JV-with-Toho_11440.html
January 22, 2014
To respond to the growing global demand for reliable valve technology, Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; www.metso.com) has decided to build a new green-field global valve technology center in Chungju, South Korea. The...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Metso-invests-in-a-new-globe-valve-technology-center-in-South-Korea_11441.html
January 22, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has agreed with Tata Steel, a major global steel company, on the delivery of technology for beneficiation of chromite tailings in Sukinda, Orissa, India. The order will be booked in Outotec's 2014 first quarter order intake, but the parties have agreed not to disclose the contract value. Tata Steel is committed to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Outotec-provides-technology-for-Tata-Steel-for-beneficiation-of-chromite-tailings_11442.html
January 21, 2014
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France; www.global-bioenergies.com) announces the signature of a collaboration with Audi (Ingolstadt, Germany) on the development of isobutene-derived isooctane, a high performance biofuel for gasoline engines. Global Bioenergies is a pioneer in the development of processes for the direct and cost-efficient transformation of renewable resources into light olefins, the key...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Global-Bioenergies-partners-with-Audi-on-drop-in-biofuel_11392.html
January 21, 2014
Recognizing Asia as a major growth market, Bronkhorst High-Tech BV (Ruurlo, the Netherlands; www.bronkhorst.com) has already opened several branch offices for sales and service in Japan, Taiwan and China in recent years. In late 2013, Bronkhorst acquired its...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Bronkhorst-strengthens-its-position-in-Asia_11393.html
January 21, 2014
Plant engineering and construction specialist ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Essen, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp-industrial-solutions.com) has been awarded a contract for the extended basic engineering package and license for a dimethyl ether (DME) production facility in Shchekino, Tula region, located about 200 km south of Moscow. The contractor is DME Aerosol LLC, a joint venture of JSC Shchekinoazot...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/ThyssenKrupp-Industrial-Solutions-receives-contract-for-DME-plant-in-Russia_11394.html
January 20, 2014
The Graphene Research Center (GRC) at the National University of Singapore (NUS; http://graphene.nus.edu.sg) Faculty of Science and BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) have partnered to develop the use of graphene in organic electronic devices, such as organic light emitting diodes (OLED). The goal of this collaboration is to interface graphene films with organic electronic materials for the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/NUS-and-BASF-embark-on-joint-graphene-research_11391.html
January 16, 2014
AEA Investors LP has secured regulatory approvals and closed on an agreement to acquire the municipal, industrial and services water and wastewater treatment operations and assets of Siemens Water Technologies LLC. The new company now will be Evoqua Water Technologies LLC (www.evoqua.com). AEA announced its purchase of Siemens Water Technologies from Siemens AG (Munich, Germany; www.siemens.com) for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/AEA-Investors-completes-acquisition-of-Siemens-Water-Technologies_11386.html
January 14, 2014
Today, Sasol Ltd.’s (Sasolburg, South Africa) CEO, David Constable, and the South African Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, inaugurated Sasol’s new ethylene-purification unit, known as the Ethylene Purification Unit 5 (EPU5), in Sasolburg. Located at the Sasol Polymers Plant in Sasolburg, the R1.9-billion ($175-million) ethylene-purification unit aims to address the growing demand for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Sasol-inaugurates-plant-to-boost-polyethylene-production_11384.html
January 13, 2014
As part of its strategic way forward, ThyssenKrupp AG (Essen, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp.com) is strengthening its plant technology business as a major growth area for the Group. To better exploit global market opportunities the previously separate plant technology companies of the Group are being combined under the roof of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions GmbH (Essen...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/ThyssenKrupp-combines-capabilities-in-plant-technology_11383.html
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