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March 11, 2013
Ineos Phenol (www.ineosphenol.com) and Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Co. (Sinopec YPC) have today initialled joint venture (JV) agreements for the design, build and future operation of a 1.2-million metric ton (m.t.) cumene, phenol and acetone complex at the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park in Jiangsu Province, China. It is currently expected that the project will be completed by the end of 2015. The...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Ineos-and-Sinopec-form-JV-agreement-for-chemical-complex-in-Nanjing_10331.html
March 7, 2013
AkzoNobel's (Amsterdam, The Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com) new €90-million Jupiá Chemical Island in Brazil is now operational and has started supplying the Eldorado Brasil Celulose pulp mill, which is the biggest in the world. Operated by the company's Pulp and...
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_10326.html
March 7, 2013
The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W; Charlotte, N.C.; www.babcock.com) announced today that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), has reached an agreement with the FutureGen Industrial Alliance to begin initial engineering and preparation for full front-end engineering and design work on the U.S. Dept. of Energy's (DOE) FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and storage...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/B-and-W-signs-contract-to-begin-second-phase-of-FutureGen-2-0-carbon-capture-project_10327.html
March 5, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) and Xinjiang Markor Chemical Industry Co. (Markor; ) plan to establish two joint ventures (JVs) for the production of butanediol (BDO) and polytetrahydrofuran (PolyTHF; chemical name: polytetramethylene ether glycol) in Korla, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Northwest China. The JV agreements have already been signed but are subject to further closing...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-and-Markor-plan-to-establish-two-JVs-for-BDO-and-polyTHF-in-China_10325.html
March 4, 2013
Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany; www.lanxess.com) is strengthening its standing as the world’s leading producer of high-performance rubber. Following a feasibility study, the company has decided to convert production of emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (E-SBR) used in standard tires, to solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) used in high-performance “green tires” at its site in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Lanxess-invests-&euro80-million-in-S-SBR-production-in-Brazil_10323.html
March 1, 2013
Plant Watch KBR to provide technology package for ammonia/urea plant in Indonesia February 7, 2013 — KBR (Houston; www.kbr.com) has announced that it was selected by PT Pupuk Sriwidjaja Palembang, to provide licensing, engineering services and proprietary equipment for a new 2,000 metric tons (m.t.) per day ammonia and 2,750-m.t./d urea plant located in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. The plant...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Bechtel-acquires-Chevrons-water-treatment-process-and-more-business-news_10302.html
February 28, 2013
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has signed an agreement to acquire Scanalyse Holdings Pty Ltd., an Australian-based software technology company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Chile and the U.S. Scanalyse provides services in process equipment condition and performance monitoring. The acquisition strengthens Outotec's specialized maintenance services, supporting life cycle solutions and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Outotec-grows-its-maintenance-services-by-acquiring-Scanalyse_10318.html
February 28, 2013
Caloric Anlagenbau GmbH (Gräfelfing, Germany; www.caloric.com) has been awarded a contract for the engineering and manufacturing of a new hydrogen generation plant from a major chemical company in Indonesia once again. The plant will be able to produce 700 Nm³/h of H2 by methanol reforming. A pressure swing adsorption (PSA) unit following the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Caloric-awarded-contract-to-build-a-methanol-reformer-in-Indonesia_10319.html
February 28, 2013
On the way to the production of environment-friendly fuels from biomass residue, the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT; Karlsruhe, Germany; www.edu), in cooperation with the technology partner Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions, has realized another important milestone: the second process stage of the bioliq pilot plant is ready — today, the complex high-pressure, entrained-flow...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Successful-operation-of-high-pressure-entrained-flow-gasification_10320.html
February 27, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) will open a new Research and Development Laboratory and an Application Technology Center for Battery Materials in Amagasaki, Japan. The facilities will be fully operational by the end of 2013. The laboratory will focus on researching electrolytes and electrode materials for high-performance batteries as part of BASF’s global R&D network. The...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-to-open-R-and-D-technology-center-for-battery-materials-in-Japan_10315.html
February 27, 2013
Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; www.toyo-eng.co.jp) has been awarded a contract to build an ammonia plant for PT Panca Amara Utama (PAU), a subsidiary of PT. Surya Esa Perkasa Tbk. (SEP), one of Indonesia’s leading LPG producing companies. The project involves construction of Ammonia Plant & related utility facilities for a 2,000-ton/d plant in Luwuk, Central Sulawesi. The contract...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Toyo-awarded-ammonia-project-in-Indonesia_10316.html
February 27, 2013
Passavant-Geiger GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bilfinger SE (Aarbergen, Germany; www.bilfinger.com), has acquired Johnson Screens, a global leader in screening products for water infrastructure, wastewater treatment, hydrocarbon processing and general filtration. Combining the competencies and resources of these two companies, each of which has a long and storied tradition, will create a global leader...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Bilfinger-Water-Technologies-A-new-strong-connection_10317.html
February 26, 2013
Stamicarbon B.V. (Sittard, The Netherlands; www.stamicarbon.com), the Licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. (Milan, Italy; www.mairetecnimont.it), , has signed two contracts for a new urea plant with Jiangsu Linggu Chemical Industry Co. in the People’s Republic of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Stamicarbon-lands-two-urea-contracts-in-China_10310.html
February 26, 2013
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, today announced a new, advanced membrane element designed to increase natural gas processing capacity, compared with existing technology, allowing producers to capture higher revenue and reduce costs. The Separex Flux+ is a drop-in replacement for the membrane elements in existing Separex membrane systems. Separex Flux+ increases the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/UOP-introduces-new-membrane-element-to-improve-natural-gas-processing-capacity_10313.html
February 26, 2013
ABB (Baden, Switzerland; www.abb.com) recently completed commissioning of the integrated electrification and automation system for the first process line of Northland Resources’ Kaunisvaara iron-ore concentrator plant. The site is located approximately 100 km north of the Arctic Circle, in Sweden. The initial orders were awarded in the first quarter of 2012 by Metso Minerals and Northland Resources...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/ABB-commissions-first-line-of-Northlands-Kaunisvaara-iron-ore-mine_10314.html
February 22, 2013
Grupo Idesa S.A de C.V. (Mexico) and CyPlus GmbH (Germany), a 100% subsidiary of Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) are close to signing a joint venture (JV) agreement for the construction of a sodium cyanide plant in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Equipped with Evonik’s state-of-the-art technologies and with a...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Grupo-Idesa-and-CyPlus-enter-JV-to-build-NaCN-plant-in-Mexico_10293.html
February 21, 2013
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, announced today that its technology has been selected by the largest petroleum refiner in Kazakhstan to help it upgrade its facility and boost the production of gasoline and diesel. KazMunaiGas’ (KMG) Pavlodar Oil Chemical Refinery (POCR) will use a range of UOP processes and services to modernize its facility in Northeast Kazakhstan...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/UOP-technology-selected-to-modernize-refinery-in-Kazakhstan_10292.html
February 20, 2013
In January 2013, Pörner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, (Vienna, Austria; www.poerner.at) concluded a contract for engineering and construction of a Biturox Bitumen Plant in Barauni Refinery, near Patna in the east of India with Indian Oil Corp. The Pörner scope of services...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/New-Biturox-project-awarded-to-Porner-by-Indian-Oil_10239.html
February 20, 2013
Davy Process Technology Ltd. (DPT; London, U.K.; www.davyprotech.com), a Johnson Matthey company, and The Dow Chemical Company (Dow; Midlands, Mich.; www.dow.com) announced that China Petrochemical International Co., a subsidiary of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), China’s largest petrochemical company, has once again selected LP Oxo Technology to produce 2-ethylhexanol...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Dow-and-Davy-license-LP-Oxo-Technology-to-Sinopec_10240.html
February 20, 2013
Air Products’ (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) pursuit and success in developing large air separation unit (ASU) projects in China has been bolstered with the winning of the second-largest ASU onsite order ever awarded to the company for a single project. Air Products announced today the signing of a long-term agreement with Shanxi Lu’An Mining (Group) Co. for Air Products to build...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Products-to-supply-four-ASUs-to-LuAn-Mining_10241.html
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