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October 14, 2013
Belarus-based Grodno Azot has placed an order with plant engineering specialists ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Hamburg, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp-uhde.com) for the planning and delivery of a nitric acid plant and a plant for the production of the liquid fertilizer urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) based on the Uhde process. The facilities will be integrated into the company's existing chemical plant in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/ThyssenKrupp-Industrial-Solutions-receives-fertilizer-plant-contract-from-Belarus_11115.html
October 11, 2013
Technology, engineering and project-management company Neste Jacobs Oy (Porvoo, Finland; www.nestejacobs.com) and dairy company Valio Oy...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Neste-Jacobs-to-deliver-APC-technology-whey-powder-factory_11110.html
October 11, 2013
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has been awarded minerals-processing-technology orders by Grupo Peñoles for four greenfield concentrators and one expansion in Mexico. The orders, worth over €47 million, have been booked in Outotec's third quarter order intake. Outotec's deliveries include altogether 148 Outotec TankCell flotation cells, 9 Outotec High Rate thickeners and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Outotec-receives-minerals-processing-technology-orders-from-Mexico_11111.html
October 10, 2013
Advent International www.adventinternational.com), one of the largest and most experienced global firms dedicated solely to private equity, today announced its divestment from Oxea (www.oxea-chemicals.com), one of the largest global manufacturers of Oxo chemicals. Oman Oil Co. (OOC; Muscat; www.oman-oil.com), a commercial company wholly owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman, will acquire Oxea to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Oman-Oil-acquires-Oxea-from-Advent-International_11107.html
October 9, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) has successfully expanded production capacity for Houdry dehydrogenation catalysts at its Louisville/Kentucky, USA plant. The double-digit million Swiss francs debottlenecking investment will support increasing demand for Houdry catalysts driven mainly by shale gas development. The facility will come on-stream in mid-October 2013 as planned. Houdry...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Clariant-brings-new-Houdry-dehydrogenation-catalyst-capacity-on-stream_11104.html
October 9, 2013
Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany; www.lanxess.com) has commissioned a new CO2 concentration unit at its Newcastle production site in South Africa. Lanxess has invested some €40 million to build the unit, which was completed in just 19 months. The company operates a highly modern plant at the site for the production of sodium dichromate, which is mainly further processed into chrome tanning materials for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Lanxess-commissions-CO2-concentration-unit-in-South-Africa_11105.html
October 8, 2013
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) announced plans to build, own and operate a new liquid nitrogen production facility in West Texas to serve the oil and gas industry in the Permian Basin. The new facility, to have an approximate 250-ton/d capacity, will strengthen Air Products’ existing leadership position in supplying the region’s oilfield services market. The...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Products-plans-liquid-N2-facility-in-Texas_11103.html
October 7, 2013
As part of its ongoing transformation, Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) has signed an agreement to acquire privately-held Chemlogics (Paso Robles, Calif.) for a total cash consideration of $1.345 billion. Adding the U.S.-based company to Solvay's Novecare business unit will create a leader with an extensive portfolio of tailored chemical solutions for the fast-growing oil & gas market...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Solvay-to-acquire-Chemlogics_11097.html
October 7, 2013
Teijin Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; www.teijin.co.jp) imited announced today that it has established a joint venture with South Korean chemical producer SK Chemicals to develop and sell polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resins and compounds in Ulsan, South Korea. Construction of a 12,000-ton/yr PPS resin plant began on October 1. Teijin owns 34% of the new company, INITZ Co., Ltd., and SK Chemicals holds the remaining 66%...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Teijin-SK-Chemicals-JV-begins-constructing-PPS-resin-plant_11098.html
October 5, 2013
The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W; Charlotte, N.C.; www.babcock.com) announced today that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), has signed an agreement with the FutureGen Industrial Alliance to perform full front-end engineering and design (FEED) work on the FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Meredosia, Ill. The agreement marks the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/B-and-W-begins-FEED-work-for-FutureGen-2-0-Carbon-Capture-Project_11096.html
October 3, 2013
JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; www.jgc.co.jp) announced today that a contract has been signed between Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) and JGC and Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for the company's ethane cracker to be built in Baytown, Texas as...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/JGC-and-Fluor-awarded-EPC-contract-for-major-ethylene-plant-in-the-U-S-_11093.html
October 3, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) and Zachry Industrial (San Antonio, Tex.; www.zhi.com), in a partnership called Gulf Coast Partners, have been awarded a substantial contract to design and build two polyethylene (PE) plants for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) as a part of its U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals project in Old Ocean, Texas. The scope of work...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Technip-and-Zachry-awarded-polyethylene-project-in-the-U-S-_11094.html
October 1, 2013
Plant Watch Sibur and BASF sign longterm agreement for polymer additives September 12, 2013 — Sibur (Moscow, www.sibur.com) and BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) have signed a longterm cooperation memorandum to supply additives to be used for polymer production and processing at Sibur’s production facilities. BASF will supply additives and also provide technical support. Cabot and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Evonik-forms-joint-venture-with-Secar-for-lightweight-composites-and-more-business-news_11071.html
September 30, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) today announced that it has acquired the Organic Pigment business of Jiangsu Multicolor Fine Chemical Co., Ltd (JMC; Jiangsu Province, China). JMC is a leading supplier of several types of high performance pigments and pigment preparations in China. The business recorded sales of RMB 210 million (approximately...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Clariant-acquires-organic-pigment-business-invests-in-new-plant-in-China_11078.html
September 30, 2013
Malvern Instruments Ltd (Malvern, U.K.; www.malvern.com), a leading global provider of instrumentation and expertise for materials and biophysical characterization, has acquired nanoparticle characterization company NanoSight Ltd. (Amesbury, UK; www.nanosight.com). The acquisition was completed on Friday 27 September 2013. NanoSight has developed and commercialized a unique and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Malvern-Instruments-acquires-NanoSight_11079.html
September 30, 2013
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) plans to build South-East Asia's largest sodium bicarbonate plant. Located in Thailand and with a total capacity of 100,000 ton/yr, this new facility will help meet the growing demand for high quality products from the region's dynamic healthcare and food markets. Solvay will...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Solvay-to-build-large-bicarbonate-plant-in-Thailand_11080.html
September 30, 2013
Shell Cansolv (Montreal, Canada; www.cansolv.com) and Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) have signed an agreement to leverage their respective expertise in marketing an end-to-end solution for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS)...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Shell-Cansolv-and-Technip-to-strengthen-CO2-capture-technology_11081.html
September 30, 2013
Biesterfeld France Produits Spéciaux EURL (Rueil-Malmaison near Paris, France), the French subsidiary of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH (Hamburg, Germany; www.biesterfeld-spezialchemie.com), has acquired the French company SMPC Production located in St. Ouen l‘Aumone with...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Biesterfeld-France-Produits-Speciaux-EURL-aquires-SMPC-Production_11082.html
September 20, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com)says that its U.S. affiliate, BASF Corp., has entered into an agreement to commence a cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of the biotechnology company Verenium Corp. (San Diego, Calif.) for $4.00 per share. Based on all outstanding shares and including all net financial liabilities, the enterprise value would be approximately $62...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-announces-cash-offer-to-acquire-Verenium_11018.html
September 20, 2013
SNC-Lavalin Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada; www.snclavalin.com) says that Phase II of the Emirates Aluminum Smelter Complex (EMAL II) project in Abu Dhabi has achieved first hot metal nearly three months ahead of schedule. SNC-Lavalin has been contracted to provide engineering, procurement...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/SNC-Lavalin-achieves-first-hot-metal-on-EMAK-II-project_11023.html
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