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January 16, 2014
AEA Investors LP has secured regulatory approvals and closed on an agreement to acquire the municipal, industrial and services water and wastewater treatment operations and assets of Siemens Water Technologies LLC. The new company now will be Evoqua Water Technologies LLC (www.evoqua.com). AEA announced its purchase of Siemens Water Technologies from Siemens AG (Munich, Germany; www.siemens.com) for...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/AEA-Investors-completes-acquisition-of-Siemens-Water-Technologies_11386.html
January 14, 2014
Today, Sasol Ltd.’s (Sasolburg, South Africa) CEO, David Constable, and the South African Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, inaugurated Sasol’s new ethylene-purification unit, known as the Ethylene Purification Unit 5 (EPU5), in Sasolburg. Located at the Sasol Polymers Plant in Sasolburg, the R1.9-billion ($175-million) ethylene-purification unit aims to address the growing demand for...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Sasol-inaugurates-plant-to-boost-polyethylene-production_11384.html
January 13, 2014
As part of its strategic way forward, ThyssenKrupp AG (Essen, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp.com) is strengthening its plant technology business as a major growth area for the Group. To better exploit global market opportunities the previously separate plant technology companies of the Group are being combined under the roof of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions GmbH (Essen...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/ThyssenKrupp-combines-capabilities-in-plant-technology_11383.html
January 8, 2014
Siemens Energy (Erlangen, Germany; www.siemens.com) has received an order from Sinopec Jiujiang Petrochemical Co. for the supply of a petroleum-refinery wastewater-treatment system that includes PACT biological treatment, Wet Air Regeneration (WAR) and a Hydro-Clear filter system, and a Zimpro wet air oxidation (WAO) system for spent caustic treatment. Both of these systems are key...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Siemens-to-supply-wastewater-treatment-systems-to-refinery-in-China_11375.html
January 8, 2014
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction (E&C) Group has been awarded a contract by STAR Rafineri A.Ş., a subsidiary of SOCAR Turkey, for project management consultancy (PMC) services for its grassroots...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-PMC-contract-for-grassroots-refinery-in-Turkey_11378.html
January 7, 2014
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) announced today that it has acquired the...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Jacobs-acquires-FMHC-Corporation_11374.html
January 6, 2014
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) has signed a long-term agreement for the production of liquid CO2 with Big River Resources Boyceville, LLC (Boyceville, Wisc.). Air Products will operate a facility to produce 250 ton/d of liquid CO2 at Big River Resources’ established ethanol plant in Boyceville, Wisconsin. Air Products will market...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Products-increases-U-S-Midwest-liquid-CO2-supply_11371.html
January 1, 2014
Plant Watch Praxair starts up carbon-dioxide purification plant at Honeywell site December 10, 2013 — Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) has started up its new carbon-dioxide (CO2) purification facility at the Honeywell Resins & Chemicals site in Hopewell, Va. Under a longterm agreement, Praxair will purchase CO2 from Honeywell (Morristown, N.J.; www.honeywell.com). Praxair’s...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-produces-first-commercial-volumes-of-bio-based-butanediol-and-more-business-news_11366.html
December 28, 2013
Outotec (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) will deliver technology and services worth over €100 million to Cengiz Group for their Mazidagi and Samsun operations in Turkey. The orders include a roasting plant for pyrite concentrates, calcine leaching and solvent extraction plants, copper smelter modernization, as well as gas cleaning and sulfuric acid plants. The orders will be booked in Outotec's 2013...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Outotec-wins-orders-in-Turkey_11367.html
December 19, 2013
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) says that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract for two Terrace Wall hydrogen reformers by GS Engineering & Construction Corp., which is acting on behalf of the engineering, procurement...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-contract-for-hydrogen-reformers-in-Vietnam_11325.html
December 19, 2013
KBR (Houston; www.kbr.com) announced today that its leading ammonia process technology has been selected by Midwest Fertilizer Corp. for its new fertilizer manufacturing plant in Mt. Vernon, Indiana...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/KBR-ammonia-technology-selected-for-new-fertilizer-facility-in-Indiana_11329.html
December 19, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) was awarded by CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Company Ltd. a contract to supply its proprietary ethylene technology and process design package for a grassroots 1-million ton/yr ethylene plant in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China. This contract also...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Technip-wins-new-ethylene-contract-in-China_11330.html
December 18, 2013
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) has signed a long-term agreement for the production of liquid CO2 with Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC (SIRE). Air Products will build a facility to produce 400 ton/d of liquid CO2 at SIRE’s established ethanol production facility in Council...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Products-and-SIRE-sign-liquid-CO2-agreement-for-Iowa-facility_11323.html
December 18, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) and Renmatix Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.; www.renmatix.com) will jointly scale up the Renmatix Plantrose process for the production of industrial sugars based on lignocellulosic biomass. The two companies signed a non-exclusive joint development agreement. The parties have agreed to key financial terms for future commercial licenses, which BASF can exercise at its...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-and-Renmatix-agree-on-a-joint-development-for-the-production-of-industrial-sugars-from-biomass_11324.html
December 13, 2013
Haldor Topsøe A/S’ (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) board of directors today approved the capital investment needed to carry out the construction that in two primary phases will establish a new automotive catalyst plant in Tianjin Economic Technological Development Area (TEDA) located roughly 100 km east of Beijing. The construction of the plant has already begun and will run over...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Topsøe-builds-catalyst-plant-in-China_11314.html
December 13, 2013
Bechtel (San Francisco, Calif.; www.bechtel.com) has been selected by BHP Billiton to provide engineering, project management, and construction services for a system that will bring a sustainable water supply to the Escondida copper mine in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. The project includes construction of a seawater desalination plant at the Caleta Coloso port and the piping and electrical...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Bechtel-to-design-and-build-complex-water-system-for-copper-mine-in-Chile_11315.html
December 10, 2013
The plant engineering and construction company Uhde Inventa-Fischer (Domat/Ems, Switzerland; www.uhde-inventa-fischer.com) and Octal Petrochemicals, the largest PET resin manufacturer in the Middle East and the largest integrated PET sheet manufacturer in the world, successfully commissioned a polycondensation plant for the production of PET for bottle and packaging applications. The two production lines...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-completes-PET-MTR-plant-for-Octal-Petrochemicals-in-Oman_11302.html
December 9, 2013
S.C. Poerner Romania S.r.l. (Bucharest), the Romanian subsidiary of the Pörner Group (Vienna, Austia; www.poerner.at), was awarded a contract by the Alexandria Mineral Oils Co. (AMOC) for the extension of the wax plate plant in Alexandria, Egypt. The scope of work comprises the planning and design of the turnkey plant extension as a whole, and...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Porner-awarded-turnkey-contract-for-wax-plate-plant-in-Egypt_11296.html
December 4, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) today announced the second expansion of its ethoxylation site at Clear Lake in Pasadena, Texas. Following the first expansion in 2012, now already fully utilized, the investment will provide the...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Clariant-expands-its-ethoxylation-site-in-Texas_11293.html
December 3, 2013
Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.; www.bv.com) and Exterran Energy Solutions, L.P. (Exterran) are joining forces to reduce capital and operating costs, improve natural gas liquid product yields and enhance system flexibility for natural gas processors. The two companies have signed an exclusive agreement to develop modular natural gas processing units in North America. The modular units will feature...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Exterran-and-Black-and-Veatch-to-market-natural-gas-processing-technology-in-North-America_11287.html
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