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November 27, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) has produced its first commercial volumes of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable raw material, and is offering this product to customers for testing and commercial use. The production process relies on a patented fermentation technology from Genomatica (San Diego, Calif....
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-produces-first-commercial-volumes-of-bio-based-butanediol_11285.html
November 21, 2013
Wacker Chemie AG (Munich, Germany; www.wacker.com) plans to expand its production capacity for dispersible polymer powders capacity at its Nanjing (China) site in 2014. By productivity improvement and debottlenecking measures in existing facilities, Wacker intends to essentially double its current capacity of 30,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) to meet increasing customer demand in China. Debottlenecking...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Wacker-to-expand-dispersible-polymer-powder-capacity-in-China_11242.html
November 21, 2013
Caloric Anlagenbau GmbH (Gräfelfing, Germany; www.caloric.com) has been awarded a contract for the engineering and manufacturing of a new thermal treatment plant with an integrated HCl recovery unit from a major chemical company in Poland. The thermal treatment...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Caloric-to-build-incinerator-with-HCl-recovery-in-Poland_11268.html
November 19, 2013
GE (www.ge.com) and Carbon Holdings today signed a US$500 million agreement to provide technology and equity support to the greenfield naphtha cracker and olefins complex project of Tahrir Petrochemicals in Ain Sokhna, Egypt. As part of the partnership, GE will provide equity financing and advanced technologies to the new petrochemicals complex. This is part of an integrated package of solutions to meet...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/GE-and-Carbon-Holdings-sign-agreement-for-Egypts-largest-petrochemical-plant_11235.html
November 19, 2013
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) says that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Axion...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Foster-Wheeler-wins-EPC-contract-for-new-coker-in-Argentina_11236.html
November 19, 2013
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) has signed a contract with ArcelorMittal to supply three Prism PHG100 hydrogen-gas generators (PHG) and a high-purity Prism GN700 nitrogen generator for its Saint Chély d'Apcher plant in Southern France. The plant is now fully operational. As the ArcelorMittal Saint Chély d'Apcher plant is not suited for the storage of large amounts of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/ArcelorMittal-selects-Air-Products-technology-for-onsite-gas-production_11238.html
November 8, 2013
Stamicarbon B.V. (Sittard, The Netherlands; www.stamicarbon.com) , the Licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A, has signed contracts with Samsung Engineering for a urea synthesis plant and a urea granulation plant for The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR; www.socar.az). The scope of the contracts will be licensing, process design package, basic engineering design package...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Stamicarbon-to-provide-technology-to-SOCAR_11221.html
November 6, 2013
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Hamburgh, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp.com) has reached an agreement with De Nora (Milan, Italy) to establish a joint venture (JV). The companies intend to combine their engineering, procurement and construction activities for electrolysis plants under the name ThyssenKrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers. This will enable both partners to expand their technological platforms and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/ThyssenKrupp-to-strengthen-electrolysis-business-through-planned-JV_11210.html
November 6, 2013
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) says it will build and operate a large-scale alkoxylation unit in Pasadena, Texas, at an integrated industrial facility of LyondellBasell's Equistar Chemicals...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Solvay-to-build-large-scale-alkoxylation-facility-in-Texas_11213.html
November 1, 2013
Plant Watch Novozymes and Beta Renewables open advanced biofuels facility in Italy October 9, 2013 — Novozymes (Copenhagen, Denmark; www.novozymes.com), a producer of industrial enzymes, and Beta Renewables, opened what is said to be the world’s largest advanced biofuels facility, located near Crescentino, Italy. The plant will be the world’s first to produce bioethanol from agricultural...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Solvay-to-build-large-bicarbonate-plant-in-Thailand-and-more-business-news_11178.html
October 31, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) is today officially opening its new €100-million Clariant Innovation Center (CIC) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The company’s new global hub for Research & Development (R&D) is based at the Industriepark Höchst. It will be the home of Clariant’s competence centers in chemical research and process...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Clariant-opens-new-innovation-center-in-Frankfurt_11199.html
October 30, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) plans to sell its Leather Services business to Stahl Holdings B.V. (Waalwijk, the Netherlands; www.stahl.com), which is majority-owned by Wendel Group. Stahl is a Dutch company providing high quality chemicals, dyes and coatings for leather and other applications. The combination of both businesses would create a global leader in leather chemicals with a...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Clariant-plans-to-divest-Leather-Services-Business-to-Stahl_11198.html
October 29, 2013
Haldor Topsøe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) says that Qinghua, the largest substitute natural gas (SNG) plant ever built in the world was successfully started in the city of Yining, located in Xinjiang, a region in the northwestern part of China. Topsøe designed the methanation section of this plant, which is owned and operated by the Chinese company Qinghua Group. It is the largest...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Worlds-largest-SNG-plant-goes-onstream-in-China_11191.html
October 29, 2013
BASF New Business GmbH (Luswigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) has entered into an agreement with the Dutch Technology Foundation (STW; Utrecht; www.stw.nl), Delft University of Technology (www.tudelft.nl) and the University of Amsterdam (www.uva.nl) for licenses on the basic patents for magnetocaloric materials of the manganese iron family. Cooling systems based on these new materials enable more efficient...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-obtains-exclusive-rights-to-market-magnetocaloric-materials_11192.html
October 29, 2013
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) has opened a new production facility for organic specialty surfactants in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in Shanghai, China. The new facility has an annual capacity of around 80,000 metric tons. The...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Evonik-starts-up-new-production-facility-in-Shanghai_11193.html
October 29, 2013
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) says it will establish a new manufacturing campus in Zhangjiagang, China, to support growing demand in Asia for energy technology and advanced materials produced by its Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT; Morris Township, N.J.) business. The initial phase of the investment will include catalyst and adsorbents production capacity for Honeywell UOP, a PMT business that...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Honeywell-to-build-new-production-facility-in-China_11194.html
October 29, 2013
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) :JEC) announced today that it was awarded a contract from Codelco’s Radomiro Tomic Division for sustaining capital services for its Radomiro Tomic (RT) copper mine in Calama, Antofagasta, Chile. The three-year contract has a potential value of $27 million. With this award, Jacobs establishes an office in Calama and expands its...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Jacobs-receives-contract-from-Codelco-in-Chile_11197.html
October 28, 2013
EuroChem (Moscow, Russia; www.eurochem.ru), one of the world's largest fertilizer companies, today announces the launch of drilling and blasting operations at its phosphate rock development project in Kazakhstan. The large-scale development of the phosphate rock deposit is carried out by Kazakhstan- based EuroChem-Fertilizers LLP. The initial...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Eurochem-launches-mining-operations-in-Kazakhstan_11190.html
October 24, 2013
WorleyParsons Ltd. (North Sydney, Australia; www.worleyparsons.com) announces the recent award of an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by Invista for the development of a new...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/WorleyParsons-awarded-detailed-EPCM-contract-by-Invista_11185.html
October 21, 2013
Teijin Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; www.teijin.com) has established Teijin Corporation (Thailand) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary that will produce and sell newly developed meta-aramid fiber starting in July 2015. Production will be handled at a new facility to be constructed on the premises of Teijin (Thailand) Ltd. in Ayutthaya Province beginning this December. The company also will handle...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Teijin-establishes-new-Thai-subsidiary_11126.html
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