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June 17, 2008
Lukoil Neftochim Burgas AD, a subsidiary of the Russian oil major Lukoil (Moscow;, has selected Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France;  to design and license technologies to convert Urals blend vacuum residue and gasoil (VGO) at its 165,000-bbl/d petroleum refinery in Burgas, Bulgaria. The heavy-ends upgrader combines a 47,000 bbl/d (2.5 million m.t./yr) H-Oil...
June 12, 2008
Lurgi GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany;, and EuroChem (Moscow), have signed two contracts with a total value of 92.7 million euros for the design and supply of a melamine plant. The melamine unit, which will be the first of its kind in Russia, has a capacity of 50,000 m.t./yr. It will be built within the framework...
May 21, 2008
Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC; Germany; has been awarded a new contract for the planning and construction of a membrane electrolysis plant by the Russian large-scale enterprise “Soda-Chlorat Ltd.”, Berezniki/Perm region. This...
May 13, 2008
BASF Coatings (Münster, Germany; has started up its new production site for paints in Russia. The new facility at Pavlovski Posad, 60 km east of Moscow, has a production capacity of 6,000 m.t./yr of paints (basecoats and clearcoats). The new site will supply customers in the burgeoning Russian automotive market with high-quality coatings. In addition, it will offer customers...
May 8, 2008
Technip (Paris, Framce; has been awarded by Rominserv and Rompetrol Rafinare (both members of The Rompetrol Group), a lumpsum contract, worth approximately 40 million euros, for a hydrogen plant to be constructed at the Petromidia Refinery in Constana, Romania. Based on Technip's proprietary technology, the plant will have a...
April 29, 2008
The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; has signed a long-term supply contract for industrial gases with the world’s largest steel producer ArcelorMittal. The agreement involves the construction of a new air separation unit (ASU) at...
April 29, 2008
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; has agreed with Zangezur Copper-Molybdenum Combine AG of Germany upon continuous test runs to be performed with Zangezur's concentrate at Outotec's HydroCopper demonstration plant in Pori, Finland.   Zangezur is planning to build a HydroCopper plant producing 27,000 m.t./yr of copper at Zangezur mine in Kajaran, Republic of Armenia...
April 24, 2008
Uhdenora S.p.A. (Milan, Italy; received a contract from AO KAUSTIK for  the new membrane chlor-alkali plant to be erected in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. The new plant will have a capacity of 91 m.t./d of sodium hydroxide, and is scheduled to come on stream  in...
March 28, 2008
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; and the Russian JSC Sibur Holding (Moscow) have agreed to start an exclusive feasibility study regarding the possible construction of a facility to produce propylene oxide (PO), together with hydrogen peroxide, for use in the Russian Federation. The study is to be completed in the coming months and will...
March 27, 2008
Sibur LLC has selected Ineos’ Innovene PP Process for a new 200,000 m.t./yr polypropylene (PP) plant to be constructed at the production site of Tomskneftekhim LLC, Tomsk, Russian...
March 15, 2008
Despite challenges created by a building frenzy in the Middle East and Asia, E&C firms continue to deliver new chemical facilities around the world Anyone with an ear to the door of the chemical process industries (CPI) knows that the rising cost of raw materials is forcing processors to chase the cheap feedstocks. The relatively low price of oil and natural gas is making plant investments in the...
February 29, 2008
Uhde GmbH (Dortmund, Germany; won two major contracts from the Bulgarian company LUKOIL Neftochim Bourgas AD, part of the Russian petroleum group LUKOIL, to engineer and supply clean-fuels plants for diesel and gasoline desulphurization for its refinery located in Burgas on the Black Sea. The refining plants for the production of low-sulphur fuels have respective capacities of 1.6-million...
January 30, 2008
Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd., (Athens, Greece; has been awarded the supply and implementation of an Operator Training Simulator (OTS) for the methanol plant of JSC Metafrax, at Gubakha, Russia. Hyperion’s turn-key responsibilities on the project will include: • Development of first-principle dynamic process models which can describe the plant behavior with...
January 18, 2008
Süd-Chemie AG (Munich, Germany; and Alvigo AS (Tallinn, Estonia;, the major manufacturer of catalysts in the former Soviet Union...
December 18, 2007
BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany; and OAO Gazprom (Moscow, Russia) today officially launched production operations at the Russian natural gas field Yuzhno Russkoye. This is the first time that a German company has been directly involved in the production of natural gas in West Siberia. The Yuzhno Russkoye field in West Siberia has recoverable reserves of more than 600-billion m3 of natural gas...
December 18, 2007
Two European refining majors – Slovnaft in Slovakia and OVM/Petrom in Romania - have signed contracts with Haldor Topsøe (Lyngby, Demnark; for hydrocracking technology. Topsøe has licensed its hydrocracking technology to Slovnaft for revamp of the full conversion 20,000 BPSD hydrocracking unit at the Bratislava Refinery. The objective is to revamp the hydrocracker to...øe-to-license-hydrocracking-technology_3569.html
November 30, 2007
Yesterday, Lonza AG (Basel, Switzerland; formally launched its newly acquired plant in Shawinigan, Canada. The facility is dedicated to the production of Pro-KTM — a new addition to Lonza's nutrition portfolio. The plant recently passed its ISO-9001-2000 and FAMI-QS...
November 15, 2007
Last month, UC Rusal (Moscow, Russia; 6901-542) signed an agreement with the government of Russia's Saratov region for the...
October 24, 2007
Chemical Engineering announced today the release of its new beta website.  The completely retooled site and online information service will provide up-to-the-minute news and in-depth technical expertise from Chemical Engineering’s global team of chemical engineers, CPI professionals and journalists.  “The new site simply capitalizes on Web-based technology to improve how...
March 1, 2007
In a related story (see above), the EU and China are launching a project, initiated by Sintef (Trondheim, Norway;, to cut global emissions of greenhouse gases. In the three-year, €3-million "Coach" project, Europe will receive emissions quota for CO2 in exchange for "green" coal-fired power plants for China. A twin of the EU's Dynamis...
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