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June 3, 2008
Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France has been awarded a design package for the new, 400,000 bbl/d, world class, full-conversion refinery in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The refining and petrochemical complex is scheduled to start-up in 2012. Among the units that are being designed by Axens and its Alliance partners are a 32,000 bbl/d vacuum gas oil fluid-catalytic cracker (VGO FCC) and a ParamaX...
May 15, 2008
The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco; Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; and Total (Paris, France; have both confirmed their decision to invest in a 400,000 bbl/d world-class, full-conversion refinery in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The refinery will process Arabian Heavy crude to high–quality refined products that will meet the most stringent global product specifications and...
May 15, 2008
JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; and its partner GS Engineering & Construction (GS), Korea, announced today that they received Award Notification by Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) to provide engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and commissioning services for the NRP Project, Package 1 - in Al-Zour, Kuwait. Package 1 of the Project calls for the engineering...
April 29, 2008
Qatar Petroleum ( has awarded Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France; basic engineering design contracts for the new 250,000 bbl/d Al Shaheen petroleum refinery to be built in the Messaieed Industial City in Qatar. Axens will supply the following process technologies* for the refinery: • Hyvahl — 51,000 bbl/d fixed-bed, 100% vacuum residue desulfurization (VRDS) unit equipped...
April 28, 2008
The opening of a subsidiary in Istanbul last month signifies a continuation of Beckhoff Automation's (Verl, Germany; export offensive. After several years of successful presence in the Turkish market through a distributor, Beckhoff intends to strengthen its sales activities in Turkey further in response to strong economic growth in the country, particularly in machine and plant...
March 27, 2008
Lummus Technology (The Woodlands, Tex.), a CB&I company (, has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $140 million...
March 19, 2008
The International Petroleum Investment Company (Abu Dhabi, U.A.E) and Borealis AG ( have signed a memorandum of understanding along with Abu Dhabi Investment Council to prepare jointly for the first phase of the development of...
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...
March 15, 2008
Synfuels International, Inc. (Dallas, Tex.; plans to commercialize its patented gas-to-liquids (GTL) process in Kuwait through a newly formed partnership with Kuwait’s Aref Energy Holding ( In contrast with Fischer-Tropsch technology, the process produces a high-octane gasoline blend, rather than waxy paraffins for diesel fuel. Within two years, the...
February 6, 2008
 Siemens has received a 5.5 million euros award to provide a wastewater-treatment system and associated piping, instrumentation and engineering to the Inegol Industrial Zone in Inegol, Turkey.  The system will...
January 15, 2008
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; Tokyo, Japan; is marketing a new process that captures carbon dioxide from flue gas (FG) for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). The KM-CDR process uses a proprietary amine-based solvent (KS-1) in a packed column to absorb and regenerate CO2 with less energy than conventional CO2 -recovery processes and with "far less" solvent loss...
December 17, 2007
The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S; Erlangen, Germany; has received an order from Orascom Construction Industries (OCI; Cairo, Egypt), to engineer and supply all the electrical equipment for the new cement works of the Al Safwa Cement Co., Saudi-Arabia. The project is worth around 20-million euros and is scheduled for completion in Fall 2009. OCI is a...
December 13, 2007
The Dow Chemical Co. (Dow; Midland, Mich., USA; and Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC; and Kuwait City, Kuwait;, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corp. (KPC;, today announced plans to form a 50/50 joint venture that will be a global petrochemicals company. The joint venture (JV), to be headquartered in the United States, will manufacture and...
November 15, 2007
Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Co., a 50:50 joint venture of Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Dhahran, both Saudi Arabia) and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan;, is constructing a new plant to produce 200,000 m.t./yr of propylene oxide (PO). When the plant starts up next year, it will be the second commercial plant to use a byproduct-free process...
November 7, 2007
GE Oil & Gas will supply three compression trains for a new, large-scale ethylene cracker plant in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, which will have a capacity of 1.165 million ton/yr when it enters commercial service in 2011 for Saudi Chevron Phillips Co...
November 6, 2007
Honeywell Process Solutions ( has announced a $9.1-million agreement to provide control valves for the new integrated Pearl Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) plant in Qatar, a partnership between Qatar Shell GTL Ltd. (Shell) and Qatar...$9-1-million-control-valve-contract-for-Qatar-GTL-plant_3462.html
October 31, 2007
“This is the first time since the early 1970s there have been four strong years in a row; every piston of the economic engine was running,” says Dr. Thomas K. Swift, chief economist for the American Chemistry Council “We have just come off of four years (2003–2006) of very strong global economic growth,” says Dr. Thomas K. Swift, chief economist and managing director...
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...
October 1, 2007
Plant Watch Liheng adds largest continuous polymerization capacity for PA6 to China September 25, 2007 — Liheng (Changle) Polyamide Technology Co. has contracted Lurgi Zimmer GmbH to build a polyamide-6 (PA6) plant in the province of Fujian. The plant will have a capacity of 200 tons/d of textile-grade chips, and will go onstream in 2009. SolVin to expand latex production in France September 24...
July 1, 2007
    This organization has specified PROFIsafe for wireless networks The new version of the PROFIsafe profile (Version 2.4) describes the conditions for the functionally safe transmission of data via WLAN and Bluetooth. The concept has been approved by the BGIA and TÜV. Version 2.4 specifies the security issues involved in the configuration of wireless components for secure cyclic data...
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