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February 27, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) and Kemira Oyj (Helsinki, Finland; www.kemira.com) announced today that Kemira will acquire BASF’s global alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) emulsion business. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2014. “Kemira is a global leader in paper and pulp chemistry and the leading supplier of...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Kemira-acquires-BASF-AKD-emulsion-business_11562.html
February 27, 2014
ABB (Zurich, Switzerland; www.abb.com) officially inaugurated its fifth factory in Brazil in the presence of the Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Mauro Borges, and the Governor of São Paulo Geraldo Alckmin. The new plant is part of a $200-million investment to expand ABB’s...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/ABB-opens-fifth-factory-in-Brazil_11563.html
February 26, 2014
ZeoGas LLC (Houston; www.zeogas.com) secures MegaMethanol technology license from Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions, a subsidiary of Air Liquide Group (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com). When completed, the production capacity of the licensed facility will be 5,000 metric tons (m.t.) per day of Grade AA methanol. ZeoGas will operate the MegaMethanol plant for its own account, using the methanol as...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/ZeoGas-secures-Air-Liquides-MegaMethanol-technology-license_11558.html
February 25, 2014
Seasonal factors from an unusual winter across the country have likely skewed statistical reporting from government agencies despite attempts to adjust for them. Nonetheless, the pace of economic expansion continues to moderate from the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the American Chemistry Council's (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), released...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/economic_indicators.html/CAB-ends-nine-month-growth-trend-ACC-says_11555.html
February 20, 2014
KBR (Houston; www.kbr.com) says that Eurochem will use KBR’s Purifier technology licensed through Tecnimont S.p.A. (Rome, Italy; www.mairetecnimont.com), in the design of two new ammonia plants located at...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/KBR-to-provide-Purifier-technology-for-two-Russian-ammonia-plants_11496.html
February 20, 2014
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced that Ningbo Fortune Petrochemical Co., a Chinese petrochemical producer, has selected UOP’s C3 Oleflex process technology to convert propane to propylene, a high value monomer used in plastics production. This is the 18th...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/UOPs-Oleflex-technology-selected-for-petrochemical-plant-in-China_11497.html
February 20, 2014
Uhdenora S.p.A. (Milan, Italy; www.uhdenora.com) and Befar Group Co. have signed a contract for the construction of an 80,000 metric ton (m.t.) per year caustic soda plant at Binzhou City, Province of Shandong, China. The plant will be the world’s first to be based on the NaCl ODC technology owned by Uhdenora. Uhdenora is a joint venture between ThyssenKrupp Electrolysis GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Uhdenora-receives-first-order-for-new-energy-efficient-electrolysis-technology_11498.html
February 18, 2014
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) was awarded, by Open Joint Stock Company (OJSC) Kazanorgsintez, a contract to provide technology and services for a grassroots furnace at Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.The project consists of...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Technip-to-supply-proprietary-furnace-technology-and-services-in-Russia_11489.html
February 18, 2014
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) has recently signed contracts with more than 20 recycled-copper manufacturers in China to provide its oxy-fuel solution, and about half of them are already onstream and running. The solution helps to improve productivity and material qualities compared to conventional air-fuel technologies, as well as decrease harmful emissions and reduce energy...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Products-provides-oxy-fuel-solution-to-recycled-copper-manufacturers_11494.html
February 17, 2014
U.S. exports of chemicals grew 0.4% in 2013, while chemical imports declined by 1.0%, expanding the trade surplus in the U.S. chemical industry to $3.4 billion, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com). The value of the exports was $189.1 billion in 2013, while the value of the imports was $185.7 billion, the ACC said in its latest Weekly Chemistry and...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/economic_indicators.html/U-S-trade-surplus-in-chemicals-expanded-in-2013-ACC-says_11488.html
February 11, 2014
Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) is further strengthening its position in Germany by signing a major long-term supply contract with ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG in the Rhine-Ruhr area, one of the largest and leading industrial basins in Europe. Deliveries under the agreement include 4,600 metric tons (m.t.) per day of oxygen, plus nitrogen and argon, which will be supplied...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Liquide-signs-major-contract-with-ThyssenKrupp-Steel-Europe_11475.html
February 7, 2014
SNC-Lavalin Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada; www.snclavalin.com), in consortium with Sinopec Engineering Group (SEG), has signed a contract with Ma’aden (www.maaden.com.sa) in Saudi Arabia to provide engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up services for a three-line 15,150-metric-ton-per-day (m.t./d) sulphuric acid plant...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/SNC-Lavalin-wins-contract-for-sulfuric-acid-project-in-Saudi-Arabia_11473.html
February 4, 2014
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) plans to increase its annual production capacity of natural soda ash at its Green River plant in Wyoming by 150,000 metric tons (m.t.) as of early next year, to meet growing demand of its U.S. export markets. "This capacity...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Solvay-to-increase-its-natural-soda-ash-production-capacity-in-the-U-S-_11467.html
February 4, 2014
JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; www.jgc.co.jp) has been awarded a contract by Singapore Refining Co. Ltd. (SRC) — jointly owned by Singapore Petroleum Co. and Chevron — to carry out the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work for the construction of a gasoline...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/JGC-awarded-EPC-contract-for-refinery-upgrade-in-Singapore_11470.html
February 1, 2014
Plant Watch Arkema to double production capacity for organic peroxides in China January 9, 2014 — Arkema (Colombes, France; www.arkema.com) has announced the construction of a new organic peroxide plant on its Changshu site in China. This investment will double the site’s production capacity. The new Changshu plant is due to start up in early 2016. Foster Wheeler awarded PMC contract for...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Honeywell-to-expand-refrigerant-production-in-Louisiana-and-more-business-news_11445.html
February 1, 2014
Preliminary data for the November 2013 CE Plant Cost Index (CEPCI; the most recent available) show a small decrease (0.12%) in the overall index compared to the October index value. The...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_cost_index/Current-economic-trends_11387.html
January 31, 2014
Solazyme, Inc.(San Francisco, Calif.; www.solazyme.com) says that commercial operations have commenced at both Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s (ADM) Clinton, Iowa facility, and the downstream companion facility operated by American Natural Products in Galva, Iowa (ANP). Highlighting the flexibility of Solazyme’s technology platform, Solazyme, ADM and ANP have successfully manufactured three...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Solazyme-Commercial-production-of-Renewable-Algal-Oils-at-Iowa-facilities_11465.html
January 30, 2014
To address the market demand of increased capacity and volume Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has developed the mega-size flotation cell based on its well-established technologies. The first TankCell e500 flotation cell will be installed to First Quantum Minerals' Kevitsa operation in Finland. It is one of the world's largest flotation cells with an effective volume of over 500 m3. First...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/The-first-Outotec-TankCell-e500-to-be-delivered-to-First-Quantum-Minerals_11463.html
January 29, 2014
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) has signed a long-term contract to supply industrial gases to a new steel mill being built near the Port of Pecém in an international free trade zone in the state of Ceara, located in the northeast region of Brazil...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Praxair-signs-long-term-supply-agreement-in-Brazil_11461.html
January 28, 2014
The first Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) reading of 2014 strengthened slightly, pointing to continued growth and an improving U.S. economy throughout 2014, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com). The barometer in January ticked up to 94.0, increasing 0.2 points over December on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. This marks the ninth...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/economic_indicators.html/U-S-economy-recovery-likely-to-continue-restrained-pace-through-2014-CAB-indicates_11457.html
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