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January 9, 2013
White Martins Gases Industriais Ltda., the Brazil-based subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) has started up a new air separation unit (ASU) in the state of Alagoas, in Brazil´s northeast region. As part of the long-term contract, Praxair will supply nitrogen and oxygen to Braskem, the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/White-Martins-starts-up-New-ASU-for-Braskem-in-Brazil_10110.html
January 9, 2013
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland: www.fwc.com) has acquired Yonkers Industries, Inc. (Cary, N.C.; www.yonkersindustries.com), a 30-year-old firm that specializes in the management of construction and commissioning of pharmaceutical and biotech facilities, with capabilities to also manage the full EPCm (engineering, procurement and construction management) of such facilities. With offices in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Foster-Wheeler-acquires-Yonkers-Industries_10111.html
January 9, 2013
SNF Group (Andrézieux, France; www.snf.fr) has begun production of its first Chinese quaternized-monomer plant in Taixing. The plant has a monomer capacity of 15,000 metric tons (m.t.) per year and a quaternized-monomer capacity of 25,000 m.t./yr This new unit will feed two lines of cationic polyacrylamide of 15,000 m.t./yr each. One line will be devoted to industrial and municipal water-treatment...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/SNF-starts-Chinese-production-of-quaternized-monomers_10112.html
January 8, 2013
Lonza (Basel, Switzerland; www.lonza.com) plans to invest CHF14 million (about $15 million) to expand Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) manufacturing capacity in Visp, Switzerland. Oncology therapeutics including ADCs represent one of the fastest growing segments of the pharma and biotech industry and the deployment of ADC targeted therapies has intensified in recent years.  Because cGMP manufacturing of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Lonza-to-expand-ADC-manufacturing-capacity_10102.html
January 3, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) was awarded by The Mosaic Co. (www.mosaicco.com) the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract, as well as preparation of the corresponding engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) proposal, for a new ammonia plant under consideration by the global crop nutrient company. Mosaic’s preference is to locate the proposed plant adjacent to the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Technip-awarded-FEED-contract-for-proposed-new-ammonia-plant-in-Louisiana_10096.html
January 3, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) will increase its annual global capacity for manufacturing the chemical intermediate 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) by more than 20% to more than 50,000 ton/yr by 2014. For this purpose, the company will further optimize its production processes, carry out various infrastructure projects and enhance its logistical processes. BASF will invest more than...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-increases-global-capacity-for-hexanediol_10097.html
January 2, 2013
     Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; www.metso.com) has acquired U.S. software company ExperTune Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisc.). ExperTune's products are widely used as software tools to analyze and monitor the performance of industrial processes and to identify the associated maintenance and improvement opportunities. ExperTune's acquisition is in line with Metso's strategy to deliver customer...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Metso-acquires-ExperTune_10093.html
January 2, 2013
In over two decades since it entered the market, Endress+Hauser Endress+Hauser (Reinach, Switzerland; www.endress.com), a global leader in instrumentation and process automation solutions, has established itself in Indonesia as a supplier of high-quality measuring instruments and solutions. To strengthen this position, its long-time sales partner in Jakarta will join the Endress+Hauser Group as an...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Endress+Hauser-sets-up-a-new-subsidiary-in-Indonesia_10094.html
January 1, 2013
Plant Watch Stamicarbon wins contract for urea plant in China December 6, 2012 — 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 been awarded a contract for a new urea plant with Inner Mongolia Erdos Chemical Industry Group Co. in China. The plant will have a capacity of 2,860 metric...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Toyo-wins-worlds-largest-single-train-urea-plant-in-Nigeria-and-more-business-news_10088.html
December 28, 2012
In February 2012, KBR (Houston; www.kbr.com) signed an agreement with TAIF-NK (www.en.taif.ru) to establish a Veba Combi Cracker (VCC) technology processing unit to be implemented at the Nizhnekamsk petroleum refinery in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia (www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/9005.html). The unit, whose basic engineering phase and procurement of the long lead items has been completed, is...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/KBRs-first-VCC-technology-processing-unit-in-Russia-enters-construction-phase_10091.html
December 21, 2012
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) has signed a contract with Atlas Copco to sell its Meyco Equipment business providing concrete spraying machines to the tunneling and mining industries. The machinery manufacturer, which is based in Stockholm, Sweden, will continue operations at the only production site of Meyco Equipment in Winterthur, Switzerland. Currently, about 40 employees work in the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-to-sell-Meyco-Equipment-business-to-Atlas-Copco_10081.html
December 20, 2012
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) plans to increase its annual production capacities for precipitated silica at its site in Chester, Pa. by around 20,000 metric tons. The new facility, which received an investment in lower double-digit euros range, is scheduled to become operational in 2014. The capacity expansion in Chester underscores the plans of the Evonik Group to expand its global...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Evonik-expands-U-S-production-of-precipitated-silica_10051.html
December 19, 2012
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) was awarded a contract by Aura Minerals Inc. to provide a basic engineering package for the expansion of the process plant at its Aranzazu copper-gold-silver mine located in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico. Officials did not disclose the contract value, however noted the services are being provided from Jacobs’ offices in Mexico City...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Jacobs-receives-contract-from-Aura-Minerals-for-copper-mine-expansion_10044.html
December 19, 2012
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; Tokyo, Japan; www.mhi.co.jp) and Sojitz Corp., jointly with Renaissance Construction (RC), have received an order from JSC Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat (GNS) of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation, for a project to construct a new acrylic acid plant capable of producing acrylic acid, butyl acrylate, and glacial acrylic acid concurrently...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/MHI-Sojitz-and-RC-receive-order-for-acrylic-acid-plant-from-Gazprom_10045.html
December 19, 2012
The City of Portland, Oregon and Lucid Energy (Portland, Ore.; www.lucidenergy.com), have reached an agreement and are set to begin construction of the city’s first in-pipe hydropower renewable-energy system. The LucidPipe Power System project, which is slated for completion in June 2013, will help the city meet its Climate Action Plan goals and reinforce Portland’s status as a global leader in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Oregon-to-have-its-first-in-pipe-hydroelectric-system_10046.html
December 19, 2012
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip), in a consortium with Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp. Japan; www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/chemicals, was awarded by BASF SE a lump sum turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, for the expansion project of a chlorine plant (chlor-alkali). The plant is situated in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Technip-awarded-EPC-contract-by-BASF_10047.html
December 19, 2012
Caloric Anlagenbau GmbH (Gräfelfing, Germany; www.caloric.com) has won the contract for a hydrogen generating plant with a capacity of 2,000 Nm³/h based on naphtha feed stock. The hydrogen unit will be located in the Czech Republic proving hydrogen to a benzene production unit. The plant design will follow Caloric’s expertise in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Caloric-to-supply-H2-generating-plant-to-the-Czech-Republic_10048.html
December 19, 2012
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) says that its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a project management and consultancy (PMC) services contract by Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) for its Clean Fuels Project at the Mina Al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah Refineries in Kuwait. The...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-PMC-contract-for-clean-fuels-project-in-Kuwait_10049.html
December 19, 2012
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) and Namibia Custom Smelters have agreed on the design and delivery of a gas cleaning system, sulfuric acid plant and related technologies downstream of the existing copper smelter in Tsumeb, North Province of Namibia. The total value of the contracts to be booked in Outotec's 2012 order intake is approximately €130 million. In addition, Outotec is...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Outotec-to-provide-gas-cleaning-sulfuric-acid-and-effluent-treatment-technologies-for-Namibia-Custom-Smelters_10050.html
December 18, 2012
The consortium of Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; www.toyo-eng.co.jp) and PT Rekayasa Industri (Rekind) has received an award as the result of the international bid for a fertilizer project from the state-owned Indonesian fertilizer company, PT Pupuk Sriwidjaja Palembang (PUSRI), which is named as “PUSRI IIB” project and will be constructed in Palembang of South Sumatra, Indonesia...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Toyo-wins-fertilizer-plant-order-in-Indonesia_10041.html
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