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July 15, 2013
KBR (Houston; www.kbr.com) today announced that it has been selected by Total to utilize KBR’s ROSE solvent deasphalting technology for use at their Antwerp...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/KBR-to-supply-ROSE-Technology-for-Totals-Antwerp-refinery_10754.html
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...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Haldor-Topsøe-licensing-technology-to-Russias-largest-ammonia-plant_10750.html
July 11, 2013
Teijin Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; www.teijin.co.jp) 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...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Teijin-to-build-new-meta-aramid-fiber-plant-in-Thailand_10745.html
July 11, 2013
Ineos Technologies (Rolle, Switzerland; www.ineos.com) has licensed its Innovene S Process for the manufacture of medium-density and high-density polyethylene...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/CNOOC-selects-Ineos-Technologies-process-for-a-new-project-in-Huizhou_10746.html
July 11, 2013
Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. (Milan, Italy; www.marietecnimont.it) 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...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/New-contracts-for-Marie-Tecnimont_10748.html
July 11, 2013
WorleyParsons Ltd. (North Sydney, Australia; www.worleyparsons.com) 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...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Sasol-integrated-GTL-and-ethane-cracker-complex-contract-to-WorleyParsons_10749.html
July 10, 2013
The Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) microchannel-reactor technology developed by the Oxford Catalysts Group (Abingdon, U.K.; www.oxfordcatalysts.com) and marketed under the brand name Velocys (www.velocys.com), 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...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Microchannel-F-T-reactor-technology-chosen-for-a-proposed-BTL-project-in-Oregon_10738.html
July 10, 2013
Together with its Westphalia-based parent company Haver & Boecker (www.haverboecker.com) 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...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Sadara-Chemical-opts-for-intra-logistics-from-the-Haver-Group_10739.html
July 10, 2013
The plant engineering company Uhde Inventa-Fischer (Domat/Ems, Switzerland; www.uhde-inventa-fischer.com) 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...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/SK-Chemicals-orders-first-continuous-PPS-production-plant-from-Uhde-Inventa-Fischer_10740.html
July 9, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) will increase its global capacities for producing the chemical intermediate 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and the BDO derivative PolyTHF (polytetramethylene ether glycol; PTMEG) within the coming two years. BASF’s annual BDO capacity will rise from 535,000 to 650,000 metric tons (m.t.), its annual PolyTHF capacity from 250,000 to 350,000 m.t. With respect to...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-to-increase-global-capacities-for-BDO-and-PolyTHF_10735.html
July 8, 2013
Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) recently started up the world’s largest helium purification and liquefaction unit, a turnkey project at Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. The new unit’s production capacity is approximately 38 million m3/yr of helium. The high technologies Air Liquide uses to purify and liquefy helium at a very low temperature (–269°C) are proprietary...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Liquide-starts-up-worlds-largest-helium-unit-in-Qatar_10733.html
July 2, 2013
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) has entered into a definitive agreement to form a joint venture (JV) with OJSC KuibyshevAzot (Moscow, Russia; www.kuazot.ru), in central Russia’s Samara region, to produce and sell industrial gases. The JV will produce on-site...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Praxair-enters-into-industrial-gas-JV-with-Kuibyshevazot_10728.html
July 1, 2013
Plant Watch Uhde Inventa-Fischer to build commercial-scale Nofia plant June 12, 2013 — Uhde Inventa-Fischer AG (Berlin, Germany and Domat/Ems, Switzerland; www.uhde-inventa-fischer.com) has won a contract to build the world’s first commercial-scale plant for production of Nofia, a flame retardant polymer, for the Belgian subsidiary of FRX Polymers, Inc. (Chelmsford, Mass.; www.frxpolymers.com)...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Linde-to-build-large-ammonia-plant-in-Russia-and-more-business-news_10694.html
July 1, 2013
Borealis AG (Vienna, Austria; www.borealisgroup.com) says it has fully acquired GPN SA from the Total Group. GPN S.A. is France’s largest nitrogen fertilizer manufacturer. Borealis is already active in nitrogen fertilizers in Central Europe, as well as in France following its acquisition of PEC-Rhin S.A., today known as Borealis PEC- Rhin SAS, in early 2012. In joining Borealis, GPN — which is...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Borealis-acquires-GPN-and-majority-of-Rosier-European-market_10719.html
July 1, 2013
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) plans to build a new state-of-the-art facility to manufacture vanillin in Zhenjiang City, in China's Jiangsu Province, boosting its production capacities by 40% and enabling the Group to better serve the fast-growing Asian market. Solvay Aroma Performance is said to be the world's biggest producer of vanillin with facilities in Baton Rouge in the U.S. and...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Solvay-boosts-vanillin-production-capacity-with-new-facility-in-China_10720.html
July 1, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) was awarded by the Hyundai-Wison consortium a significant contract to supply its proprietary technology as well as engineering and procurement services for two hydrogen reformers in Venezuela. These 135-million standard cubic feet...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Technip-awarded-contract-for-two-hydrogen-reformers-in-Venezuela_10723.html
June 28, 2013
Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; www.metso) and CMPC Celulose Riograndense S.A. (CMPC) have finalized the agreement, according to which Metso will supply the key technology to CMPC's Guaíba II pulp line in Brazil. The total value of the project is around €800–900 million, of which around €400 million consists of Metso's own equipment and systems. The new pulp line, which is an...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Metso-finalizes-order-agreement-with-CMPC-Celulose-Riograndense_10717.html
June 26, 2013
Novozymes (Copenhagen, Denmark; www.novozymes.com), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TJ Technologies Inc. (Watertown, S.D.; www.tjtechnologiesinc.com). With annual revenue close to $15 million, TJ Technologies provides North American farmers with biological solutions designed to enhance plant growth, increase stress tolerance...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Novosymes-acquires-TJ-Technologies_10706.html
June 26, 2013
Enefit Outotec Technology (EOT; Frankfurt, Germany; www.enefit.com/eot), a joint venture (JV) of Estonia's energy group Enefit and Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com),a global leader in providing minerals and metals processing technology, has brought a pilot plant based on Enefit solid heat carrier process into operation in Frankfurt am Main, Germany that shall allow EOT to provide services for...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Enefit-Outotec-Technology-commissions-a-shale-oil-pilot-plant-in-Frankfurt_10711.html
June 26, 2013
 UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com) a Honeywell company, says that its technology has been contracted by PNBV, a subsidiary of Petrobras, to supply UOP Separex membrane systems to process natural gas aboard four Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels. The vessels will process natural gas extracted from Petrobras’ Lula pre-salt oil reserves, one of the largest and most...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/UOP-technology-selected-by-Petrobras-for-natural-gas-processing-in-Brazil_10714.html
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