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Plant Watch Chambroad commissions China’s first C3/C4 coproduction plant August 12, 2015 — UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com) announced that Shandong Chambroad Holding Co. has become the first company in China to commission a combined propylene and isobutylene (C3/C4) dehydrogenation unit based on UOP process technology. The unit, which is said to be the second of its kind, will produce 116,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of propylene and 104,000 m.t./yr of isobutylene.   ExxonMobil selects Jacobs for EPCM work on Beaumont refinery expansion August 11, 2015 — ExxonMobil Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.exxonmobil.com) has selected Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) to perform engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the expansion of Exxon’s refinery in Beaumont, Tex. The project will add flexibility to process light crudes, increasing production capacity by approximately 20,000 barrels per day (bbl/d).   BASF to increase production capacity for chelating agents in Ludwigshafen August 11, 2015 — BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) is investing in the expansion of its production facilities to manufacture chelating agents, including biodegradable…
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