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July 29, 2013
Innovnano (Coimbra, Portugal; www.innovnano-materials.com), a manufacturer of high-performance ceramic powders, has invested in a high-tech, brand new facility for production of its nanostructured powders, including 3 and 4 mol % yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ). The new site is based in a dedicated technology park in Coimbra, and has been designed to allow high-capacity expansion and industrial-scale...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Innovnano-scales-up-nanostructured-powders_10832.html
July 28, 2013
The specialty chemicals group Altana (Wesel, Germany; www.altana.com) has signed a definite agreement to acquire the global rheology business of Rockwood Holdings Inc. The unit, currently part of Rockwood’s Performance Additives segment, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of rheology additives that optimize the flow characteristics of various materials. With about 340 employees at four...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Altana-to-acquire-rheology-modifier-business-from-Rockwood_10829.html
July 26, 2013
Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) has signed a long-term contract with BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) to supply carbon monoxide to its MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate ) production unit located in...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Liquide-invests-an-additional-&euro50-million-in-the-Antwerp-basin_10828.html
July 23, 2013
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) is now significantly expanding precipitated silica capacity at its Maptaphut site in Thailand. Funded by an investment in the lower double-digit million euro range, the expansion is to be completed in the first quarter of 2014. In addition to its application in the automotive industry for low rolling resistance tires, silica is also used in the food and...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Evonik-to-expand-silica-capacity-in-Thailand_10768.html
July 23, 2013
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland, www.fwc.com) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction (E&C) Group has signed an equity purchase agreement with CEFOC (The Fourth Construction Company Ltd. of China Electronics System Engineering) to purchase a 49% share in its Chinese Design Institute, PECHDI. The co-owned design institute is now a joint venture (JV) named Foster...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Foster-Wheeler-establishes-new-JV-E-and-C-company-in-China_10769.html
July 22, 2013
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) today announced the startup of its state-of-the-art, 135 million standard cubic feet per day (scfd) hydrogen plant serving the Valero petroleum refinery in Port Arthur, Texas and other customers. The new plant houses the largest steam methane reformer (SMR) Praxair has built to date to supply hydrogen and up to 450,000 lb/h of steam to...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Praxair-expands-hydrogen-supply-with-Gulf-Coast-startup_10767.html
July 18, 2013
Siemens Industry Inc., USA (www.siemens.com/metals), and consortium partner Midrex Technologies, Inc. (Charlotte, N.C.; www.midrex.com) received an order from the Austrian voestalpine group (www.voestalpine.com) to build a direct reduction plant in the U.S. The Midrex plant will be constructed near the city of Corpus Christi, Texas. It is designed to produce 2 million metric tons of hot briquetted iron...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Siemens-and-Midrex-to-build-direct-reduction-plant-for-voestalpine-in-Texas_10760.html
July 15, 2013
DuPont (Wilmington, Del.; www.dupont.com) 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...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/DuPont-opens-probiotics-facility-in-China_10751.html
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
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