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January 28, 2013
Bechtel (Houston; www.bechtel.com) has purchased Chevron’s Waste Water Treatment (WWT) Process, a technology that improves the efficiency of petroleum refineries. The WWT Process is a proprietary, two-stage sour-water-stripping process that separates ammonia and hydrogen sulfide streams from sour waters generated by a refinery’s process units. The technology also allows debottlenecking of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Bechtel-acquires-Chevrons-WWT-Process_10188.html
January 26, 2013
The largest privately managed industrial gas specialist, Messer Group GmbH (Bad Soden, Germany; www.messergroup.de) and Sichuan Meifeng, a Chinese chemicals company, have signed a joint-venture (JV) agreement to found Sichuan Meifeng Messer Gas Products. The JV will invest some €7.24 million in producing around 100,000 ton/yr of liquid carbon dioxide from industrial CO2...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Messer-produces-pure-CO2-from-waste-gas-in-China_10184.html
January 24, 2013
Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany; www.lanxess.com) has increased its dichlorobenzene capacity by more than 15%. It has done so by installing an additional crystallizer at the Leverkusen site, thereby enabling it to produce more high-purity p-dichlorobenzene for the global market. Some €3 million has been invested in the capacity expansion for this intermediate for the manufacture of high-performance...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Lanxess-expands-dichlorobenzene-capacity-at-Leverkusen-facility_10138.html
January 24, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) was awarded by JBF Petrochemicals, a wholly–owned subsidiary of JBF Industries Ltd, a for a 1.25-million ton/yr, latest-generation purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit, to be located in the Special...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Technip-awarded-PTA-contract-contract-by-JBF-Petrochemicals_10139.html
January 24, 2013
Linde Engineering Dresden GmbH, a subsidiary of The Linde Group (Munich, Germamy; www.linde.com) has signed an agreement with the Finnish Forest BtL Oy for the licensing of the biomass gasification technology Carbo-V, which will be implemented in a new Biomass–to-Liquid (BtL) plant in Kemi, Northern Finland. The commercial operation for the production of biodiesel and naphtha is expected to start at...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Linde-and-Forest-BtL-sign-licensing-agreement-for-Carbo-V-technology_10140.html
January 23, 2013
Petronas (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; www.petronas.com.my) and Evonik Industries AG Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to jointly embark on the development of production facilities of specialty chemicals within Petronas’ Refinery & Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) project in Pengerang, Johor. Under the LoI, the two parties will endeavor to form a partnership...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Petronas-and-Evonik-sign-LoI-for-projects-in-Rapid-Project_10136.html
January 22, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec; Beijing) have completed a joint feasibility study and taken the next steps in the establishment of a world-scale isononanol (INA) plant in Maoming, Guangdong, China. Under the terms of the feasibility study, a new 50-50 joint venture will be formed, BASF MPCC Co. Ltd. Pre-approval has been received from the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-and-Sinopec-move-towards-a-world-scale-isononanol-plant-in-Maoming_10134.html
January 22, 2013
Praxair India Pvt- Ltd. (Bangalore), a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com), has signed a long-term contract with its existing customer, JSW Steel Ltd. (www.jsw.in), part of the O.P. Jindal Group. Praxair will expand the supply of gaseous oxygen, nitrogen and argon to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Praxair-India-expands-supply-to-JSW-Steel_10135.html
January 21, 2013
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik) and the government of the Russian Rostov Region used the opportunity of a reception at the Russian embassy in Berlin and the annual International Green Week to reaffirm their cooperation. A corresponding memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in the presence of Ilse Aigner, the German Minister of Agriculture, Nicolai Federov, her Russian counterpart...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Evonik-signs-MoU-with-government-of-Rostov-region_10132.html
January 21, 2013
Engineering and services group Bilfinger SE (Mannheim, Germany; www.bilfinger.com) has signed an agreement to acquire filtration specialists Johnson Screens (www.johnsonscreens.com). Combining these activities with activities that already exist in the group leads to the creation of a leading global supplier of components and services in nearly all areas of water and wastewater technology. Johnson Screens...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Bilfinger-to-acquire-Johnson-Screens_10133.html
January 18, 2013
Praxair India Private Ltd. (Bangalore), a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com), announced the start-up of its third production facility to supply Usha Martin Ltd....
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Praxair-starts-up-new-ASU-in-India_10131.html
January 17, 2013
KBR (Houston; www.kbr.com) was awarded a contract by Cambodian Petrochemical Co. (CPC) to provide licensing and engineering services for the Veba Combi Cracker (VCC) unit to be implemented in the Kampong Som Petrochemical Industrial Zone of Cambodia. Tianjin Petrochemical Engineering Design Co. (TPED), the EPC Contractor for the Unit, executed the agreements on behalf of CPC. Under the terms of the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/KBR-awarded-Veba-Combi-Cracker-license-and-engineering-services-contract-in-Cambodia_10127.html
January 16, 2013
A joint venture (JV) consisting of JGC Corp. (www.jgc.co.jp), with Chiyoda Corp. (Chiyoda Corp. (both Yokohama, Japan; www.chiyoda-corp.com/en), Technip (Paris France; www.technip.com), GS Engineering & Construction (www.gsconst.co.kr) and SK Engineering & Construction (both Seoul, South Korea: www.skec.com), has received notification of the award of a contract for the Nghi Son petroleum-refinery...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/JGC-led-JV-awarded-contract-for-petroleum-refinery-and-petrochemical-complex-in-Vietnam_10121.html
January 16, 2013
KBR (Houston; www.kbr.com) has been awarded a contract to provide a license and basic-engineering-design package as part of the Ammonia Plant Revamp for capacity increase at reduced energy consumption by Nitrogenmuvek in the city of Petfurdo, Hungary. KBR will...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/KBR-wins-ammonia-plant-revamp-project-in-Hungary_10122.html
January 16, 2013
Praxair China Shanghai; www.praxair.cn) has signed a new contract to expand supply with its existing customer, Jinlong Copper Co. (www.jinlongcopper.com), the largest copper-smelting joint venture (JV) in China, located in Tongling, Anhui in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Praxair-China-signs-contract-with-Jinlong-Copper_10123.html
January 16, 2013
SNC-Lavalin Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada; www.snclavalin.com) has been awarded a contract by Opinaca Mines Ltd., a company owned by Goldcorp Inc., to provide project management, detailed engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/SNC-Lavalin-awarded-EPCM-contract-for-Elenore-gold-project-in-Canada_10124.html
January 16, 2013
KBR (Houston; www.kbr.com) says it was selected by CRI Catalyst Co. (CRI; Houston; www.cricatalyst.com) as the preferred engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partner supporting licensed design of IH2 technology commercial scale facilities, having greater...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/KBR-selected-by-CRI-Catalyst-to-develop-engineering-packages-for-IH2-process_10125.html
January 15, 2013
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) announced today it has been selected by Reliance Industries Ltd. (Mumbai, India...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Jacobs-wins-another-contract-from-Reliance-Industries_10119.html
January 15, 2013
The chemical company Oxea GmbH (Oberhausen, Germany; www.oxea-chemicals.com) has developed several innovative continuous processes to expand its production at its site in Bishop, Texas, USA. The optimizations will add significant further volume, beyond the already announced capacity increases for potassium formate and trimethylolpropane (TMP). Potassium formate is used, among other applications, as a...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Oxea-to-increase-production-capacities-in-Texas-with-optimized-processes_10120.html
January 11, 2013
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) is further expanding its market lead in C4-based products and investing in the expansion of its production facilities. The Group’s 1-butene capacity in Marl (Germany) Chemical Park will be expanded by 75,000 tons, making Evonik the number one provider of 1-butene worldwide, the company says. In Antwerp, Belgium, the production of butadiene will...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Evonik-expands-its-market-position-for-C4-based-products_10116.html
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