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July 18, 2013
Clariant International Ltd. (Muttenz, Switzerland;, announced that it has signed a long-term supply contract with OMV. From 2015, the Austrian oil and gas company will supply Clariant's site in Gendorf (Germany) with ethylene. This agreement will enable Clariant to...
July 17, 2013
Sapphire Energy, Inc. (San Diego, Calif.;, a producer of algae-based crude oil, and the technology company The Linde Group AG (Munich, Germany; announced they will expand their partnership to commercialize a new industrial-scale conversion technology needed to upgrade...
July 17, 2013
Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; was awarded a service contract by Qatar Shell supporting an earlier delivery of valves and intelligent positioners to the Pearl Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Project in Ras Laffan Industrial City. Jointly developed by Qatar...
July 16, 2013
Isola Group S.a.r.l. (Chandler, Ariz.;, a producer of laminate materials used to fabricate advanced multi-layer printed circuitboards, announced the site expansion of its Suzhou, China...
July 16, 2013
Aker Solutions ASA (Oslo, Norway; has acquired U.K. specialist engineering company International Design Engineering And Services Ltd (I.D.E.A.S) to boost its asset integrity management services. I.D.E.A.S. (Glasgow, Scotland)...
July 15, 2013
DuPont (Wilmington, Del.; has launched production at its probiotic blending and packaging facility in China. The new site in Beijing represents DuPont Nutrition & Health’s first step in packaging probiotics into ready-to-market formats. Investment and capacity were not...
July 15, 2013
Sasol Technology (Pty) Ltd (Johannesburg, South Africa; today announced a series of engineering and technology provider appointments as it continues to advance front-end engineering and design (FEED) of its ethane cracker and derivatives project. Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; is the main FEED contractor for the ethane cracker and derivatives project. Individual engineering...
July 15, 2013
Sundrop Fuels, Inc. (Longmont, Colo.;, a privately held advanced biofuels company, announced that it has appointed engineering and construction firm IHI E&C International...
July 15, 2013
KBR (Houston; today announced that it has been selected by Total to utilize KBR’s ROSE solvent deasphalting technology for use at their Antwerp...
July 13, 2013
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Sojitz Corp. of Japan have received an order from PhosAgro-Cherepovets for a project to construct the largest ammonia plant in the Russian Federation. The estimated investment cost of the project is$785 million and the plant is scheduled to begin operations in 2017. The ammonia plant will be built in the city of Cherepovets...øe-licensing-technology-to-Russias-largest-ammonia-plant_10750.html
July 11, 2013
Teijin Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; has developed a new type of meta-aramid fiber offering the world’s highest level of heat resistance combined with excellent dyeablility, which the company will produce in a facility to be built in Ayutthaya Province...
July 11, 2013
Ineos Technologies (Rolle, Switzerland; has licensed its Innovene S Process for the manufacture of medium-density and high-density polyethylene...
July 11, 2013
Bechtel Corp. (San Francisco, Calif.; announced that the company was selected in April by the Qatar Petroleum – Qatar Petrochemical Company partnership (QP-QAPCO) to provide project management services for construction of the Al Sejeel mega-petrochemical complex in Ras Laffan, Qatar. Bechtel will...
July 11, 2013
Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. (Milan, Italy; announces that several contracts and variations have been awarded to its subsidiaries for a total amount of approximately €137 million for engineering services, licensing and technology packages. New contracts in the core business (oil, gas and petrochemicals) have been awarded mainly in Middle East, Central and North America and...
July 11, 2013
WorleyParsons Ltd. (North Sydney, Australia; has been awarded a contract by Sasol North America, Inc. (Sasol) for an integrated gas-to-liquids (GTL) and ethane-cracker complex. The contract is for WorleyParsons to provide Integrated...
July 10, 2013
The Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) microchannel-reactor technology developed by the Oxford Catalysts Group (Abingdon, U.K.; and marketed under the brand name Velocys (, has been selected for use in the design and possible construction of a commercial biomass-to-liquids (BTL) plant in the U.S. The proposed BTL...
July 10, 2013
Together with its Westphalia-based parent company Haver & Boecker ( and machine builder Möllers, Feige Filling GmbH received its biggest order in its more than 40 year company-history from Foster & Wheeler. The order is part of the world’s largest petrochemical plant currently in planning and slated to be constructed in a single step. Using the slogan...
July 10, 2013
The plant engineering company Uhde Inventa-Fischer (Domat/Ems, Switzerland; has received an order from SK Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Korea) to build the first plant for the continuous production of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS). The new plant will be integrated into the industrial complex of SK Chemicals in Ulsan, Republic of Korea. Operation of the plant will be based on Uhde...
July 10, 2013
Cereplast, Inc. (Seymour, Ind.;, a manufacturer of biobased compostable and sustainable bioplastics, announced that it has received multiple purchase orders for compostable blown-film resins totaling approximately $200,000 in...
July 10, 2013
The Vivergo bioethanol plant, a joint venture between BP (London, U.K.;, DuPont (Wilmington, Del.; and AB Sugar, was officially opened in Hull. The new £350 million plant is the U.K.’s biggest bioethanol producer and largest single-source supplier of animal feed, providing valuable commodities that the U.K...
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