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McDermott wins contract for Baltic Chemical ethane cracker in Russia

McDermott International, Ltd (Houston) announced it has secured the next phase of the ethane cracking project from China National Chemical Engineering & Construction Corporation Seven, Ltd (CC7). In 2019, McDermott was awarded a contract for the extended basic engineering on…

Showa Group to construct new PPE production plant in Guatemala

SHOWA Group (Menlo, Ga.), a global, integrated manufacturer of industrial and household PPE gloves, has broken ground on a new glove manufacturing facility in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. The groundbreaking event, held October 26th, welcomed Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, Minister of…

JordProxa delivers crystallization plants for global battery metal producers

JordProxa Pty Ltd (Perth, Australia) has recently delivered crystallization plants for two major battery-metal producers, solidifying its position in the growing new energy market. JordProxa designed, fabricated and dispatched several large-scale orders to site, including an evaporator and two crystallization…

Saft launches its new energy storage hub for renewables in Zhuhai, China

Saft Group S.A. (Levallois-Perret, France) has opened a new manufacturing hub for energy storage solutions (ESS) in Zhuhai, China. This will enhance the company’s capacity to serve the global ESS market and support the transition to renewable energy. The new…

Buchi establishes Buchi Ibérica S.L. in Spain

Direct and close customer support has always been in the focus of Büchi Labortechnik AG (Flawil, Switzerland). Therefore, the company has further expand its direct distribution network by establishing Buchi Ibérica S.L. in Barcelona, covering the Spanish market. The new…

Neste to acquire Bunge refinery site in Rotterdam

Neste Corp. (Espoo, Finland) has agreed to acquire Bunge Loders Croklaan's refinery plant located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands for a purchase price of 258 million euros. The refinery plant is located next to Neste’s existing biorefinery and it consists of…

Lloyd’s Register energy business rebrands as Vysus Group

Following a strategic carve-out from the Lloyd’s Register (LR) Group, LR’s Energy business is now Vysus Group. Vysus Group is a leading engineering and technical consultancy offering specialist asset performance, risk management and project management expertise across complex industrial assets,…

Showa Denko establishes high-purity gases JV in China

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; Tokyo) has established Chengdu Kemeite Showa Electronic Materials Co., Ltd. in Chengdu, China, jointly with Chengdu Kemeite Special Gas Co., Ltd. of China, aiming to strengthen SDK’s business to produce and sell high-purity gases for electronics.…

Univation’s process technology selected for new polyethylene project in Oman

Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company LLC (DRPIC) has selected Univation Technologies’ (Houston) UNIPOL PE Process for a 480,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) polyethylene (PE) line to be built at the strategically located DRPIC Petrochemical Complex at Duqm on…

Sulzer completes work on PLA bioplastics site in China

Sulzer Chemtech (Winterthur, Switzerland) has supported B&F PLA in the development of China’s first fully-integrated sugar-to-PLA (polylactic acid) plant located in Bengbu, Anhui Province. The facility utilizes Sulzer’s distillation, crystallization and polymerization technologies to produce 30,000 metric tons per year…