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December 19, 2012
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; 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...
December 19, 2012
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; Tokyo, Japan; 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...
December 19, 2012
The City of Portland, Oregon and Lucid Energy (Portland, Ore.;, 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...
December 19, 2012
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip), in a consortium with Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp. Japan;, 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...
December 19, 2012
Caloric Anlagenbau GmbH (Gräfelfing, Germany; 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...
December 19, 2012
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; 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...
December 19, 2012
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; 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...
December 18, 2012
The consortium of Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; 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...
December 14, 2012
AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands; today announced the divestment of its North American Decorative Paints business to PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG; Pittsburgh, Pa.;, for the value of $1.05 billion. In...
December 13, 2012
KBR (Houston; announced today that Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Ltd. (“Indorama”) has selected KBR to provide ammonia...
December 12, 2012
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; has received the global marketing rights for the Ausmelt Top Submerged Lance (TSL) technology for the fuming of zinc bearing residues from Korea Zinc Co. Prior to the Outotec acquisition of Ausmelt Ltd. in 2010, Ausmelt had granted exclusive marketing rights of its TSL zinc fuming technology to Korea Zinc Co. Outotec and Korea Zinc have now agreed to terminate...
December 12, 2012
CP Kelco (Atlanta, Ga.;, a world-leading carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) producer, today announces plans to increase capacity at its production facility in Äänekoski, Finland. CP Kelco will be expanding purified CMC capacity up to 25% at this facility over the next 12 to 18 months to meet expanding...
December 6, 2012
Stamicarbon B.V. (Sittard, The Netherlands;, the Licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. (Milan, Italy;, has been awarded two contracts for a new urea plant with Inner Mongolia Erdos Chemical Industry Group Co. in the People’s Republic of China. One is for the license and process design package and the other is for supply of the high-pressure...
December 4, 2012
AMEC (London, U.K.; has been awarded a $528 million (£330 million) Project Management Consultancy (PMC) contract by the Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) for a new petroleum refinery at Al Zour, Kuwait. When completed in 2018, the multi-billion dollar refinery is expected to be the largest in the Middle East and will increase Kuwait’s refinery capacity by...
December 4, 2012
Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. (Milan, Italy; says that its main subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A. (Rome, Italy) has been awarded by Etileno XXI Services B.V., an engineering and procurement contract on lump-sum basis for the realization of a 300,000-ton/yr...
December 3, 2012
Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; was awarded a new project by Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden). Fluor’s scope of work is to provide project management consulting (PMC) services related to the development of the Umm Wu’al greenfield phosphate project and related facilities in northern Saudi Arabia. Fluor will book approximately $200 million related to the contract in the...
December 3, 2012
Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; and its consortium partner Daewoo Nigeria Ltd. have jointly received letter of award to build world’s largest single train urea plant from Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Ltd. The proposed facility shall be built at Indorama Eleme...
December 1, 2012
Plant Watch BASF building production plant in Poland for emissions catalysts 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 Sroda Slaska, near Wrocław, Poland. Construction of the new 40,000-m2facility — BASF’s largest in Europe — will begin...
November 28, 2012
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.;, a Honeywell company, says that its technology has been selected by Petrobras to process natural gas aboard up to eight floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels. UOP Separex membrane systems will be installed on the new FPSOs that will operate in the Lula oil field. Each Separex membrane system will remove carbon dioxide and water from as much as...
November 28, 2012
JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; has received a contract from Japan CCS Co. to construct the core facilities at a carbon-dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technology-demonstration project. The site for the demonstration project is located adjacent to an oil refinery in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, owned by Idemitsu Kosan Co. The lump-sum turnkey contract calls for the engineering, procurement...
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