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January 30, 2013
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; says it was awarded a contract from Rio Tinto Minerals (RTM) to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services...
January 29, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; was awarded engineering and procurement contracts by Westlake Chemical Corp. for the expansion and modernization of the ethylene cracking furnaces and the recovery section of Westlake’s...
January 29, 2013
Bechtel (Houston; announced today the Bechtel Pueblo Team (BPT) has completed construction of the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP). The facility will eventually destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent-filled munitions currently being stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot in Colorado. “Construction completion marks the first step towards creating a safer...
January 28, 2013
Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany;  is expanding its global production network for inorganic pigments in China. A new high-tech facility for premium iron-oxide red pigments is being constructed at the Ningbo Chemical Park on the Chinese East Coast. The plant, with highly modern environmental standards, will initially have an annual capacity of 25,000 metric tons (m.t.). The investment...
January 28, 2013
Described by the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE; Washington, D.C.; as a milestone in DOE’s Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) program, Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; announced today that Phase One of its two-stage carbon-capture project in Port Arthur, Texas is onstream. Ultimately, the project will capture approximately 1-million ton/yr of carbon dioxide...
January 28, 2013
Bechtel (Houston; 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...
January 26, 2013
The largest privately managed industrial gas specialist, Messer Group GmbH (Bad Soden, Germany; 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...
January 24, 2013
Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany; 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...
January 24, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; 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...
January 24, 2013
Linde Engineering Dresden GmbH, a subsidiary of The Linde Group (Munich, Germamy; 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...
January 23, 2013
Petronas (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Evonik Industries AG Essen, Germany; 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...
January 22, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; 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...
January 22, 2013
Praxair India Pvt- Ltd. (Bangalore), a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., (Danbury, Conn.;, has signed a long-term contract with its existing customer, JSW Steel Ltd. (, part of the O.P. Jindal Group. Praxair will expand the supply of gaseous oxygen, nitrogen and argon to...
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...
January 21, 2013
Engineering and services group Bilfinger SE (Mannheim, Germany; has signed an agreement to acquire filtration specialists Johnson Screens ( 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...
January 18, 2013
Praxair India Private Ltd. (Bangalore), a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.;, announced the start-up of its third production facility to supply Usha Martin Ltd....
January 17, 2013
KBR (Houston; 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...
January 16, 2013
A joint venture (JV) consisting of JGC Corp. (, with Chiyoda Corp. (Chiyoda Corp. (both Yokohama, Japan;, Technip (Paris France;, GS Engineering & Construction ( and SK Engineering & Construction (both Seoul, South Korea:, has received notification of the award of a contract for the Nghi Son petroleum-refinery...
January 16, 2013
KBR (Houston; 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...
January 16, 2013
Praxair China Shanghai; has signed a new contract to expand supply with its existing customer, Jinlong Copper Co. (, the largest copper-smelting joint venture (JV) in China, located in Tongling, Anhui in...
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