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November 16, 2012
Bechtel (Houston; has signed a license agreement with JSC Pavlodar Oil Chemistry Refinery (POCR) for a major modernization and process design of a delayed coking unit (DCU) complex in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. The DCU complex will use Bechtel’s ThruPlus Coking technology, a proprietary process for upgrading heavy oil into high-value, light hydrocarbon liquids and petroleum coke...
November 16, 2012
Toyo Engineering Korea Ltd., a subsidiary of Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan;, has been awarded a contract to build ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycol (EG) plant with capacities of 80,000 ton/yr EO and 205,000 ton/yr EG planned by Korea...
November 11, 2012
Siemens AG (Munich, Germany; has decided to reorganize its activities in the water business. The company intends to focus in the future on automation and drive solutions for the control of water applications for municipalities and industry. The Business Unit known as Siemens Water Technologies, which offers solutions for municipal and industrial water purification and wastewater treatment...
November 9, 2012
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; has signed a contract with the City of Zürich (represented by Entsorgung und Recycling Zürich), on the design and turnkey delivery of the largest and most advanced sewage-sludge thermal-treatment plant in Switzerland. Outotec's contract value is nearly €50 million, of which the first phase engineering will be included in Outotec's 2012 order...
November 8, 2012
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.;, a Honeywell company, announced today the third technology license for its breakthrough methanol-to-olefins (MTO) technology, which converts methanol from coal into key plastics building blocks. China’s Shandong Yangmei Hengtong Chemicals Co. will use UOP’s advanced MTO process, which combines Honeywell’s UOP/Hydro MTO process and the Total...
November 7, 2012
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; has been awarded the contract to supply two oxygen plants at the site of a copper smelter being built in Zambia by Kansanshi Mining Plc. The scope of the agreement includes Air Products supply of two 750 metric ton (m.t.) per day oxygen plants, and all air separation unit (ASU) related equipment and design. The construction of the facility will be...
November 6, 2012
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; is investing approximately €90 million in the first step to build a mobile emissions catalysts production facility in Środa Śląska, a Special Economic Zone near Wrocław, Poland. Construction of the new 40,000 square meter facility — BASF’s largest in Europe — will begin before the end of 2012. The plant will start production in the...
November 5, 2012
ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH (Uhde; Dortmund, Germany; has, through its U.S. business partner, Uhde Corporation of America (Pittsburgh, Pa.), been selected by CF Industries, one of the world's leading fertilizer producers, to provide engineering and supply services for two fertilizer complexes in the U.S. CF Industries announced on 1 November 2012 that it will construct new ammonia and urea/UAN...
November 1, 2012
Plant Watch Novasep to build world’s largest chromatography plant for APIs October 10, 2012 — Novasep (Pompey, France; has announced an investment of €30 million to build what will be the world’s largest chromatography plant for the production of commercial active-pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). The plant will be built on Novasep’s existing Mourenx site in...
October 31, 2012
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; has received a contract from Paradeep Phosphates Ltd. (PPL) to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for its sulfuric-acid plant expansion project in Paradeep, Orissa, India. Officials...
October 29, 2012
KBR (Houston; and Southern Company subsidiary, Southern Generation Technologies, today announced a cooperation agreement through which both organizations will collaborate in an effort to expand the global adoption of Transport Integrated Gasification — or TRIG — technology. Under the terms of this agreement, KBR will lead the sale and delivery of all TRIG licenses worldwide...
October 26, 2012
Technip (Paris, France; was awarded by The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.; the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract and cracking furnaces engineering and procurement services for a previously announced...
October 24, 2012
Evonik Industries AG’s (Essen, Germany; endeavor to build a new production facility for cosmetics and consumer goods in Americana in the Brazilian state of São Paulo is moving ahead rapidly. The mid-double-digit million euro investment will go on stream 2014 and will create around 80 new jobs in total. “The total production capacity of around 50,000 metric tons per year...
October 24, 2012
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow; Midland, Mich.; says that it plans to build a new world-scale plant for the production of metallocene ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), sold under the trademark of Nordel IP Hydrocarbon Rubber. The new facility, when operational in 2016, will help set the standard in cost effectiveness and production efficiencies by incorporating the use of Dow’s...
October 24, 2012
Chiyoda Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; has been awarded a licensing and engineering contract by Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd. (Reading, U.K.; for the use of Chiyoda’s Acetica technology for producing acetic acid. This technology will be sub-licensed by Foster Wheeler to Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras; Rio de Janerio, Brazil) for Complexo Gás-Químico...
October 23, 2012
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.;, a Honeywell company, and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. (EMRE; Fairfax, Va.; announced today that Rafinerija Nafte Brod, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s sole oil refinery, has selected UOP and EMRE technology to improve the quality of refined lubricants and fuels. The licensing agreement is the first under a joint licensing alliance...
October 22, 2012
Praxair China (Shanghai; has signed a long-term contract with Oxiranchem Yangzhou Co. to supply on-site industrial gases to their chemical park located in the Jiangsu province. Oxiranchem Yangzhou Co. is a...
October 22, 2012
The first solar tower power plant in North Africa will be built in Algeria. The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministeriums für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit; BMU) have agreed to collaborate on this project. The aim is to build a...
October 21, 2012
Samsung Engineering Co.(Seoul, Korea; was formally awarded the Yanbu petroleum-refinery expansion project from Luberef (Saudi Aramco Lubricating Oil Refining Co.) on October 20th in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Luberef’s president and CEO Ali A. Al-Hazmi met with Samsung Engineering’s...
October 18, 2012
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; says it is reinforcing its leadership on the growing world market for Solef polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) by starting up a new production capacity at its Tavaux plant, France. Solvay invested €26 million to increase the PVDF production capacity at the plant by 50%. Solvay's Solef PVDF is, among others, used for demanding applications in oil & gas...
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