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June 20, 2013
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) has been awarded two contracts with a combined value in excess of $40 million for an air-quality-control program for five existing coal-fired units. The units represent more than 4,000 MW of electric generating capacity. CB&I will provide turnkey engineering, procurement and construction for...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/CB-and-I-awarded-air-quality-control-contracts_10636.html
June 20, 2013
SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany; www.sglgroup.com) and Samsung have established a strategic partnership for carbon fiber composite materials with the foundation of a marketing and sales joint venture (JV). The JV partners, Samsung Petrochemical and SGL Group, will each hold a 50% share. The primary objective of the cooperation is to develop new industrial and electronic applications with carbon composite...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/SGL-Group-and-Samsung-establish-JV-for-carbon-composites_10637.html
June 19, 2013
Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Mich., www.dow.com), has signed a license agreement with Qatar Petroleum/Qatar Petrochemical Company (QP/QAPCO), for Unipol Polypropylene Process Technology...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Unipol-technology-selected-for-Qatars-first-polypropylene-plant_10633.html
June 17, 2013
The International Energy Agency (IEA; Paris, France; www.iea.org), the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA; Brussels, Belgium; www.icca-chem.org) and Dechema e V. (Frankfurt am Main, Germany; www.dechema.de) jointly released today their new roadmap that explores how the chemical industry can further amplify catalysis and other related technology advances to boost energy efficiency in its...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/New-roadmap-explores-technologies-that-improve-chemical-industry-energy-use-emissions-intensity_10627.html
June 17, 2013
Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) has signed a new long term contract with LyondellBasell in the U.S. to provide steam, power, air gases and water to three LyondellBasell sites in the Bayport Industrial District in Pasadena, Texas. This agreement expands Air Liquide’s existing relationship with LyondellBasell, a longstanding global customer and one...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Liquide-makes-major-investment-in-Texas_10628.html
June 13, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) was awarded by Forest BtL Oy a contract, worth approximately €5 million, for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a new second generation biomass-to-liquid (BTL) plant to be built on Ajos island, Finland. This plant will produce approximately 140,000 ton/yr of biodiesel and naphtha from...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Technip-awarded-FEED-contract-for-a-new-BTL-plant-in-Finland_10626.html
June 12, 2013
Stamicarbon B.V. (Sittard, The Netherlands; www.stamicarbon.com), the Licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. (www.mairetecnimont.com), has received two orders from Koch Nitrogen Co. (KNC) for a grass-roots urea melt and granulation plant in Enid, Oklahoma. The first of these orders covers the licensing, process design packages (PDPs) and associated services for the urea melt and granulation...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Koch-Nitrogen-selects-Stamicarbons-urea-technology-its-expansion-in-Enid_10620.html
June 12, 2013
How a nanoparticle behaves in the body is determined by the properties of the substance it consists of. The size of the particles is of secondary importance. If a biological effect is present, it can often be weakened by a technique known as functionalization. These are results of the NanoGEM (Nanostructured materials – Health, Exposure and Material Properties) project initiated by the Federal...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Further-research-on-effects-of-nanomaterials_10621.html
June 12, 2013
Uhde Inventa-Fischer AG (Berlin, Germany and Domat/Ems, Switzerland; www.uhde-inventa-fischer.com) has won a turnkey contract to build the world's first commercial-scale plant for production of Nofia, an inherently flame retard- ing polymer (polyphosphonate – PPhos) used as a blend component to impart flame retardancy to other host plastics, for the Belgian subsidiary of FRX Polymers, Inc...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-to-build-worlds-first-commercial-scale-plant-for-the-production-of-flame-retardant-Nofia-polymer_10622.html
June 12, 2013
Myriant Corp. (Quincy, Mass.; www.myriant.com) and Johnson Matthey - Davy Technologies (JM Davy; London, U.K.; www.davyprotech.com) announced today the successful production of bio-butanediol (BDO) and tetrahydrofuran (THF) made from Myriant’s bio-succinic acid. The qualification work was conducted at JM Davy’s facility at Teesside, England using bio-succinic acid supplied by Myriant and the JM...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Myriant-and-Johnson-Matthey-Davy-Technologies-produce-bio-based-butanediol_10623.html
June 12, 2013
Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) has signed an agreement to acquire Voltaix Inc., a U.S. based electronics materials company. The acquisition is expected to close later this summer, pending applicable regulatory approvals. Founded in 1986, Voltaix is a manufacturer of materials used in the production of semiconductor devices and advanced solar cells, with expertise and global stewardship in...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Liquide-to-acquire-Voltaix_10625.html
June 11, 2013
UPM (Helsinki, Finland; www.upm.com) and Renmatix, Inc. (King of Prussia, Pa.; www.renmatix.com), have entered into a non-exclusive joint-development agreement (JDA) in the area of biochemicals. Under terms of the JDA both companies will further develop Renmatix’s water-based Plantrose process to convert woody biomass into low-cost sugar intermediates for subsequent downstream processing into...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/UPM-signs-joint-development-agreement-with-Renmatix-in-biochemicals_10619.html
June 10, 2013
Siemens Energy (www.siemens.com/energy) will supply a wet-air-oxidation treatment system to handle ethylene spent caustic as part of an ethylene plant expansion. Customer is Qatar Petrochemical Co. (QAPCO), one of the leading companies in the Middle East that produces and supplies ethylene. The Zimpro wet air oxidation (WAO) system from Siemens will be part of QAPCO’s facility in Mesaieed Industrial...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Siemens-to-supply-wet-air-oxidation-system-to-Qatar_10617.html
June 7, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) has opened its world-scale t-butylamine (tBA) production plant at the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. The plant is wholly-owned by BASF and is integrated into the production facilities of BASF-YPC Co. in Nanjing. With an annual capacity of 10,000 tons, the new facility further strengthens BASF’s globally leading position as a...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-starts-up-t-butylamine-plant-in-Nanjing_10616.html
June 6, 2013
BASF New Business GmbH (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf-new-business.com) has acquired all shares of the technology company Deutsche Nanoschicht GmbH (www.d-nano.com). The BASF subsidiary and the founder and sole owner of Deutsche Nanoschicht, Michael BaŐącker, have agreed on the acquisition. The parties have signed the relevant agreement. Deutsche Nanoschicht has developed an innovative process for...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-New-Business-acquires-Deutsche-Nanoschicht_10612.html
June 5, 2013
GEA Messo PT’s (Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands; www.gea-messo-pt.com) proprietary crystallization technology was chosen by SK Chemicals (Gyeonggi-do, Korea; www.skchemicals.com) for its large-scale facility for the production of poly phenylene sulfide (PPS) in Ulsan, South Korea. The GEA crystallization technology demonstrated its versatility to ultra-purify the non-chlorine monomer raw material and...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/SK-Chemicals-chooses-GEA-Messo-PT-technology_10611.html
June 4, 2013
Recently, Fujian Jinfeng Technology Co. and Fujian Zhongjin New Material Co. both located in Fujian province, P.R. of China, signed contracts for polyamide 6 (PA6) PA6 plants with Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Liquide-Global-E-and-C-Solutions-signs-contracts-polyamide-6-plants-in-China_10605.html
June 4, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) was awarded by Oil Projects Co. — SCOP; a company of Iraq’s Ministry of Oil — a significant contract for project management consultancy (PMC) services for the...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Technip-awarded-contract-for-the-Karbala-refinery-in-Iraq_10606.html
June 4, 2013
Building on his strong focus on energy efficiency in his first few days in office, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced today five manufacturing research and development projects to support energy efficient lighting products. The projects will focus on reducing manufacturing costs, while continuing to improve the quality and performance of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/DOE-funds-next-generation-efficient-lighting_10607.html
June 4, 2013
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) has acquired NorthAm Engineering S.A. DE CV (NorthAm; Monterrey, Mexico), a privately held engineering company. NorthAm is one of the largest Mexican engineering and project management companies, with a track record in...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Foster-Wheeler-acquires-Mexican-engineering-company_10608.html
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