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April 5, 2013
Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany; www.lanxess.com) is strengthening its product portfolio for biocides to serve the megatrend urbanization. The German specialty chemicals group has acquired Singapore-based PCTS Specialty Chemicals Pte. Ltd. for an undisclosed amount. The transaction closes with immediate effect. Through the acquisition, Lanxess is now one of the leading suppliers of biocides for paints and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Lanxess-acquires-Asian-biocide-specialist-PCTS_10408.html
April 5, 2013
Uhde Inventa-Fischer (Berlin, Germany; and Domat/Ems, Switzerland; www.uhde-inventa-fischer.com) has been awarded a contract by Micro Polypet Pvt. Ltd., an Indian joint venture comprising the chemical companies RLG Group and Action Petrochem Pvt. Ltd., to build a plant for the production of high-quality PET for bottling and packaging applications. The plant, which will be located in Panipat, India, will...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-to-build-MTR-plant-for-Micro-Polypet_10409.html
April 4, 2013
On April 3, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; Tokyo, Japan; www.mhi.co.jp) concluded an agreement with Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL; New Delhi, India), a state-owned heavy electrical-equipment manufacturer, under which MHI will license its fluegas-desulfurization (FGD) technologies to BHEL. The licensing agreement covers MHI's EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) technologies for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/MHI-to-license-FGD-technologies-to-Indias-BHEL_10406.html
April 3, 2013
The engineering and technology group Sener (Madrid, Spain; www.sener.es) has opened an office at the business heart of the country, São Paulo. Sener thus establishes an operating and permanent division in this Latin American country, made up of about 300 Brazilian professionals specialized in engineering and construction that will carry out projects in the fields of power and process, civil...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Sener-opens-office-in-Brazil_10405.html
April 2, 2013
Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany; www.lanxess.com) is expanding its business in Leverkusen with solutions for water treatment. At its largest site worldwide, the company is investing around €10 million in a new production line for weakly acidic cation-exchange resins of the Lewatit premium brand, plus a state-of-the-art facility for food-grade-standard filling and packaging. One key area of application...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Lanxess-expands-ion-exchange-resin-facilities-at-Leverkusen-site_10401.html
April 2, 2013
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, announced today that its technology has been selected to produce key petrochemicals in a new complex in Brunei.    Brunei Hengyi Industries Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of China’s Zhejiang Hengyi Group Co., will use several UOP technologies to produce aromatics, which are key materials used in the production of polymers, plastics...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/UOP-technology-selected-for-petrochemicals-complex-in-Brunei_10403.html
April 2, 2013
KBR (Houston; www.kbr.com) announced today that Shell Canada Energy has selected KBR to perform off-site modularization and pipe fabrication at their Edmonton Module Facility. This historic project will use Shell Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies to reduce CO2 emissions at Shell’s Upgrader, which upgrades oil originating from Shell’s Athabasca Oil...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/KBR-wins-fabrication-award-for-first-Canadian-oil-sands-CCS-project-in-Alberta_10404.html
April 1, 2013
Plant Watch AkzoNobel Chemical Island starts supply to world’s biggest single-line pulp mill March 7, 2013 — AkzoNobel’s (Amsterdam, The Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com) new €90-million Jupiá Chemical Island in Brazil has begun supplying the Eldorado Brasil Celulose pulp mill, which is the biggest in the world. The Jupiá facility, one of AkzoNobel’s largest...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/AkzoNobel-Chemical-Island-starts-supply-to-worlds-biggest-single-line-pulp-mill-and-more-business-news_10396.html
April 1, 2013
Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; www.toyo-eng.co.jp) has been jointly awarded with ENPPI, an engineering company under the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum, a contract to build a 400,000 ton/yr polyethylene (PE) plant as part of Ethydco's petrochemical complex to be established in Alexandria, the Arab Republic of Egypt, and owned by ETHYDCO, The Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Co. under the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Toyo-awarded-PE-plant-contract-in-Egypt_10400.html
March 28, 2013
China Petrochemical International Ltd. (Sinopec International), Sinopec Sichuan Vinylon Works (SVW) and Davy Process Technology (Davy; London, England; www.davyprotech.com), a wholly owned Johnson Matthey subsidiary, are pleased to announce the acceptance of a 771,000 metric ton (m.t.) per year methanol plant located in Changshou Chemical Garden, Chongqing, P.R. China. The Plant is the first Davy facility...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Sinopec-Sichuan-Vinylon-Works-and-Davy-announce-the-acceptance-of-a-methanol-plant-in-China_10398.html
March 27, 2013
ThyssenKrupp Polysius has won a contract from PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk., Jakarta, to build a second cement plant near the town of Tuban on the northern coast of the island of Java. The contract is worth around $250 million and the plant is scheduled to start production in 2015. “This follow-up order is proof of our good partnership with the customer and shows that our technological...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/ThyssenKrupp-to-build-complete-cement-plant-in-Indonesia_10390.html
March 26, 2013
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, says that its UOP C3 Oleflex process technology has been selected by Williams (Tulsa, Okla.) to produce propylene, a valuable petrochemical used in plastics production. The selection is the sixth win for Honeywell’s UOP Oleflex process technology in North America, as petrochemical producers move to produce propylene from propane found in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/UOP-PDH-technology-selected-by-Williams-for-propylene-plant-in-Canada_10386.html
March 25, 2013
PPC (Thann, France; www.ppchemicals.com), a company of WeylChem Group (Frankfurt am Main, Germany; www.weylchem.com), the fine chemicals platform of International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG; Luxembourg), has secured bank financing from Commerzbank for the conversion of the mercury electrolysis plant. The equity portion of the financing will be provided by ICIG. PPC will convert its production of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/ICIG-kicks-off-&euro53-million-investment-at-PPC-in-Thann_10356.html
March 25, 2013
Uhde Inventa-Fischer (Domat/Ems, Switzerland; www.uhde-inventa-fischer.com) and JSC Grodno Azot PTC Khimvolokno (Belarus) have successfully commissioned a plant for the production of polyamide 6. The multiline plant is located in Grodno, Western Belarus, has a capacity of 91,000 metric tons (m.t.) per year and replaces seven lines that have been closed down. The new plant has enabled the customer to almost...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-commissions-polyamide-6-plant-for-JSC-Grodno-Azot-PTC-Khimvolokno_10358.html
March 22, 2013
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has agreed with Maschinenfabrik Köppern GmbH & Co. KG (Hattingen, Germany; www.koeppern.com) on cooperation in the manufacture and supply of Outotec branded comminution products as part of Outotec's process solutions. Köppern is a global leader in high-pressure grinding roll (HPGR) technology as well as a world leader for briquetting and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Outotec-cooperates-with-Maschinenfabrik-Koppern-to-expand-its-comminution-products_10354.html
March 21, 2013
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) says it has entered into an agreement with Phillips 66  to acquire the company’s E-Gas Technology business. The E-Gas solids-gasification technology is a commercially proven...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/CB-and-I-to-acquire-gasification-technology-from-Phillips_10353.html
March 19, 2013
AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com) says it intends to invest a further €65 million in China. The investment will be used to boost capacity and significantly improve operational excellence at AkzoNobel's Surface Chemistry manufacturing sites in Boxing and Ningbo. More than half the money is being invested in the company's facility in Shandong province, which was taken over as...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/AkzoNobel-plans-further-investment-in-China_10346.html
March 19, 2013
Royal DSM (www.dsm.com), the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today announces that it has acquired SolarExcel B.V. (Venray, the Netherlands). SolarExcel has developed a proprietary light-trapping technology that can significantly increase the efficiency of solar panels. With the acquisition DSM expands its growing portfolio of solar energy enabling technologies. Financial details of the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/DSM-acquires-light-trapping-technology-for-solar-modules_10347.html
March 19, 2013
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, has been selected to provide technology to produce propylene in China. Fujian Meide Petrochemical Co. will use Honeywell’s UOP C3 Oleflex process technology to convert propane to propylene, a key ingredient in the production of materials such as films and packaging. It is the 12th Oleflex project UOP has announced since the beginning...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/UOPs-C3-Oleflex-process-selected-for-propylene-production-in-China_10352.html
March 18, 2013
Primozone Production AB (Löddeköpinge, Sweden; www.primozone.com) and Ozone Water Systems, Inc. (OWS; Phoenix, Ariz.; www.ozonewatersystems.com), announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership agreement for the U.S. Under the terms of the agreement, Ozone Water Systems, a leading global supplier of turnkey ozonation systems and services, will be responsible for sales, service...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Primozone-and-Ozone-Water-Systems-U-S-strategic-partnership-agreement_10342.html
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