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April 16, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) is building a new world-scale plant for the production of specialty amines in Ludwigshafen. Startup of the facility with a total annual capacity of about 12,000 metric tons is scheduled for 2015. The product range of this flexible multi-product plant comprises 15 amines for different applications. The major applications are in the construction, automotive, crop...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-to-build-new-world-scale-plant-for-specialty-amines-in-Ludwigshafen_11696.html
April 15, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) received an order from a customer in India for the design and delivery of an iron-ore pelletizing plant to be constructed in North-East India. The value of the order is approximately €70 million and it will be...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Outotec-to-deliver-iron-ore-pelletizing-technology-to-India_11689.html
April 15, 2014
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) recently implemented its integrated oxy-fuel combustion system for Oriental Silicas Corp. (OSC) in Taiwan, the first water-glass producer in Asia to adopt this innovative combustion technology. The system helps OSC improve product quality, reduce emissions, and increase productivity in its water glass (sodium silicate) lumps production process. The...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Products-implements-integrated-oxy-fuel-combustion-system-in-Asia_11693.html
April 15, 2014
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) has been awarded a contract by Shandong Chengtai Chemical Industry Co. for the license and engineering design of a grassroots...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/CB-and-I-lands-Catofin-technology-award-from-Shandong-Chengtai_11694.html
April 13, 2014
Samsung Engineering Co. (Seoul, South Korea; www.samsungengineering.com) entered Kuwait with the KNPC Clean Fuels Project (CFP) worth $3.8 billion and signed the contract at the official signing ceremony with Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC). The signing ceremony was attended by Samsung...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Samsung-Engineering-signs-Kuwait-Clean-Fuels-Project_11686.html
April 11, 2014
Maag Automatik (Oberglatt, Switzerland; www.maag.com), a Dover Corp. Member (www.psgdover.com), is proud to announce that M&G Finanziaria (Italy) has chosen the German manufacturer to supply the equipment needed for a complete polyethylene terephthalate (PET) pelletizing plant. Not only will Automatik deliver a number of its production proven underwater...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Maag-Automatik-Plastics-Machinery-wins-major-contract_11685.html
April 10, 2014
Stamicarbon B.V. (Sittard, the Netherlands; www.stamicarbon.com), the Licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont Group. (www.mairetecnimont.com), has signed a license agreement with Dakota Gasification Co. for the construction of a brownfield urea melt, granulation and DEF plant in Beulah, N.D. The urea plant will utilize Stamicarbon’s state-of-the-art Urea 2000Plus Pool Reactor technology. The...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Stamicarbon-signs-contract-for-urea-meltgranulation-plant-in-Bismark_11682.html
April 9, 2014
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) and Ashland Inc. (Covington, Ky.; www.ashland.com) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their joint venture (JV), ASK Chemicals headquartered in Hilden, Germany, to investment funds affiliated with Rhône, a London and New York-based private equity investment firm. The enterprise value of the transaction before...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Clariant-and-Ashland-to-sell-ASK-Chemicals-JV-to-Rhone_11673.html
April 9, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) and Sinopec Corp. (Beijing, China; www.sinopec.com) today inaugurated two new plants for acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers (SAP) at their state-of-the-art Verbund site, BASF-YPC Co., a 50-50 joint venture (JV) in Nanjing, China. Additionally, a new butyl acrylate plant will begin production later this year. The new plants will further strengthen the C3...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-and-Sinopec-inaugurate-acrylic-acid-and-SAP-plants-in-Nanjing_11674.html
April 9, 2014
Styron (Horgen, Switzerland; www.styron.com) says that it will convert its nickel butadiene rubber (Ni-BR) production train in Schkopau, Germany, to neodymium butadiene rubber (Nd-BR). Coupled with Styron’s existing leading technology in solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR), the Nd-BR offering will allow Styron to help customers around the world meet the increasing demand for green...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Styron-plans-to-convert-Ni-BR-rubber-production-line-to-Nd-BR_11675.html
April 8, 2014
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; ) says that its Chevron Lummus Global joint venture has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $100 million. The scope of work includes the license, engineering design package and catalyst supply for three grassroots petroleum-refinery units to be located in China.One unit will utilize LC-MAX residue hydrocracking technology — the first commercialization for a grassroots...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/CB-and-I-lands-refining-technology-award-in-China_11672.html
April 6, 2014
Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. (Covington, Ky.; www.ashland.com) held a grand opening ceremony for the opening of a new pharmaceutical center of excellence in Hyderabad, India. This is the ninth center of excellence that Ashland Specialty Ingredients has opened, and it joins Ashland’s global network of three-dozen research and development and technical centers. The...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Ashland-opens-new-center-of-excellence-in-Hyderabad_11669.html
April 3, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) and Toda Kogyo Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; www.todakogyo.co.jp), one of the industry leaders in the development and manufacture of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, have announced that they will enter exclusive...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-and-Toda-Kogyo-enter-negotiations-to-form-a-JV-for-CAMs_11666.html
April 2, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has agreed with Orbite Aluminae Inc. on the delivery of a new calcination system for Orbite's high-purity alumina production facility located in Cap-Chat, Québec. The contract value is below €10 million and it has been booked in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Outotec-to-deliver-technology-for-high-purity-alumina-plant-in-Canada_11664.html
April 1, 2014
Plant Watch ExxonMobil to construct butyl rubber and hydrocarbon resin plants in Singapore March 6, 2014 — ExxonMobil Chemical Co. (Houston; www.exxonmobilchemical.com) plans to build facilities to manufacture halobutyl rubber and hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin at its petrochemical complex in Singapore. Engineering and procurement activities have begun, with construction expected to begin in the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/ExxonMobil-to-construct-plants-in-Singapore-and-more-business-news_11631.html
March 31, 2014
Samsung Engineering Co., (Seoul, South Korea; www.samsungengineering.com) has officially announced that it was awarded the North (Hammar Mishrif) New Degassing Station Facilities contract for the ENI Zubair Oil Field Development project in Iraq, worth $840 million. The development of the Zubair Field is led by Eni (32.8%) with Occidental Petroleum Corp. (23.4%), Korea Gas Corp. (18.8%) and Iraq's state-run...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Samsung-Engineering-signs-oil-field-development-contract-in-Iraq_11653.html
March 31, 2014
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $40 million by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic) to provide ethylene technology and front end...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/CB-and-I-awarded-contract-for-plastics-project-in-Oman_11656.html
March 27, 2014
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) has been awarded a contract by Shandong Sincier Petrochemical Co. for the license and engineering design of a grassroots propane and butane dehydrogenation unit to be built in Dongying, Shandong Province, China. The unit will use the Catofin dehydrogenation...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/CB-and-I-awarded-Catofin-technology-project-in-China_11646.html
March 27, 2014
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) and Petronas Technology Ventures Sdn Bhd (PTVSB; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; www.petronas.com.my), a technology commercialization arm of Petronas, today announced that they have entered into a licensing Term Sheet Agreement. The licensing collaboration term sheet was formalized at a signing ceremony held today at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Clariant-and-Petronas-sign-licensing-collaboration_11647.html
March 25, 2014
Repsol’s (Madrid, Spain) Chemicals Division (www.chemicals.repsol.com) has entered into an agreement to license Chevron Phillips Chemical’s proprietary technology for production of metallocene-based polyethylene resins. Repsol will be implementing this technology in its existing integrated site...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Repsol-enters-metallocene-license-agreement_11644.html
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