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April 5, 2013
Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany; www.lanxess.com) is strengthening its product portfolio for biocides to serve the megatrend urbanization. The German specialty chemicals group has acquired Singapore-based PCTS Specialty Chemicals Pte. Ltd. for an undisclosed amount. The transaction closes with immediate effect. Through the acquisition, Lanxess is now one of the leading suppliers of biocides for paints and...
April 4, 2013
On April 3, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; Tokyo, Japan; www.mhi.co.jp) concluded an agreement with Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL; New Delhi, India), a state-owned heavy electrical-equipment manufacturer, under which MHI will license its fluegas-desulfurization (FGD) technologies to BHEL. The licensing agreement covers MHI's EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) technologies for...
April 3, 2013
The engineering and technology group Sener (Madrid, Spain; www.sener.es) has opened an office at the business heart of the country, São Paulo. Sener thus establishes an operating and permanent division in this Latin American country, made up of about 300 Brazilian professionals specialized in engineering and construction that will carry out projects in the fields of power and process, civil...
April 2, 2013
John Rolando has been named president of Evonik Corporation, effective April 1. Rolando replaces Tom Bates, who is retiring after more than 15 years — the last five as president — at the North American subsidiary of Evonik Industries (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com). “We are pleased to have an executive of John’s caliber lead Evonik Corporation into the future,” said...
April 1, 2013
Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; www.toyo-eng.co.jp) has been jointly awarded with ENPPI, an engineering company under the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum, a contract to build a 400,000 ton/yr polyethylene (PE) plant as part of Ethydco's petrochemical complex to be established in Alexandria, the Arab Republic of Egypt, and owned by ETHYDCO, The Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Co. under the...
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