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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
June 3, 2013
Today, Borealis AG (Vienna, Austria; www.borealisgroup.com) has inaugurated a new catalyst plant at its Linz location. The company has invested €100 million in the construction of this facility, which will produce catalysts utilizing the proprietary Borealis Sirius catalyst technology. Catalysts enable a precise alignment of plastics properties with varying demands and requirements and help determine...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Borealis-inaugurates-new-catalyst-plant-at-Linz-site_10602.html
June 3, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) is demonstrating the international potential of its process for manufacturing sustainable biofuel through the expansion of Sunliquid technology to further agricultural residues. Following the opening of Germany’s largest demonstration plant for manufacturing ethanol from agricultural residues in July 2012, the company now has new findings, which show...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Clariant-achieves-a-further-milestone-in-the-manufacture-of-second-generation-bioethanol_10603.html
June 3, 2013
Expanding its portfolio of industrial gases offerings in North America, Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) has has acquired EPCO Carbon Dioxide Products, Inc. (EPCO; Monroe, La.), a privately-held producer and marketer of liquid carbon dioxide. The acquisition also includes Louisiana Leasing, Ltd. of Illinois, an affiliated company that owns liquid CO2 distribution assets that are...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Products-acquires-EPCO_10604.html
June 1, 2013
Plant Watch Evonik plans new precipitated- silica plant in Brazil May 10, 2013 — Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) has started basic engineering for a precipitated-silica plant in Brazil. Subject to the approval of the responsible bodies, Evonik aims to complete the plant in 2015. The planned facility in Americana, with an investment level in the middle double-digit million-euro...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Evonik-plans-new-precipitated-silica-plant-in-Brazil-and-more-business-news_10583.html
May 31, 2013
Myriant Corp.(Quincy, Mass.; www.myriant.com) announced the successful scaling and commercial production of bio-succinic acid at ThyssenKrupp Uhde's (Dortmund, Germany; www.uhde.eu) biotech commercial validation facility in Leuna, Germany. The production process meets targets for commercial yield and product quality. Myriant and ThyssenKrupp Uhde signed an exclusive alliance agreement in 2009 to...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Myriant-produces-bio-succinic-acid-at-commercial-scale_10600.html
May 29, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) and Sinopec (www.sinopec.com) are considering the extension of their Nanjing joint venture (JV) BASF-YPC Company Ltd. with the expansion of existing ethylene oxide (EO) production, and a new plant for neopentylglycol (NPG). BASF-YPC will further expand its acrylic acid value chain with additional acrylic acid and butyl acrylate plants. Production is expected to...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-and-Sinopec-consider-further-expansion-of-Nanjing-JV_10596.html
May 29, 2013
Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, Tenn.; www.eastman.com) chairman and CEO Jim Rogers and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced a major economic development project referred to as Project Inspire. As part of this project, over the next seven years, Eastman will invest $1.6 billion in its Kingsport site and add 300 new jobs in Tennessee...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Eastman-to-invest-$1-6-billion-in-Kingsport-site_10597.html
May 29, 2013
Toyo-Setal Empreendimentos Ltda. (TSE), a Brazilian joint venture capitalized by Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; www.toyo-eng.co.jp), has been awarded a contract from Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) for the construction of hydrogen production facilities (250,000 Nm3/h) to be installed in the Complexo Petroquímico do Rio de Janeiro...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Toyos-Brazil-affiliate-awarded-contract-for-hydrogen-production-facilities_10598.html
May 29, 2013
Today, Nucelis Inc. (San Diego, Calif.; www.nucelis.com) officially commissioned its first, state-of-the-art fermentation facility. The new pilot plant was custom-designed and fabricated to enable Nucelis to run virtually any fermentation process. “This facility will allow us and our partners to very efficiently and accurately test our production processes, and gives us the unique ability to take our...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Nucelis-inaugurates-pilot-plant_10599.html
May 28, 2013
The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; www.linde.com) has formed a joint venture with chemical company JSC KuibyshevAzot to build and operate a large ammonia plant at the Togliatti site in Russia’s Samara region. Both partners signed an agreement to this effect on 27 May...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Linde-to-build-large-ammonia-plant-in-Russia_10591.html
May 28, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) has been awarded a significant contract comprising technology, engineering services and supply of core equipment for Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. — Takreer's new coke-calcination unit. This new unit is part of the carbon black & delayed coker project...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Technip-awarded-contract-for-a-calcination-unit-for-a-coker-project-in-Abu-Dhabi_10594.html
May 24, 2013
Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) has signed a long-term contract with Fujian Shenyuan New Materials Co. (Fujian Shenyuan) to supply industrial gases for its caprolactam production project located in Lianjiang Kemen Economic & Development Zone, Fujian Province, South-East of China. Under the terms of the contract, Air Liquide will invest in an industrial gases complex of eight units...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Liquide-awarded-a-major-coal-gasification-contract-in-China_10590.html
May 23, 2013
WorleyParsons Ltd. (North Sydney, Australia; www.worleyparsons.com) has signed a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) with Celanese Corp. (Dallas, Tex.; www.celanese.com) for the development of the Celanese Methanol project in Clear Lake, Texas. The estimated revenue to...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/WorleyParsons-awarded-EPCM-contract-for-a-methanol-plant-in-Texas_10568.html
May 22, 2013
Ineos Nitriles (www.ineos.com) and Tianjin Bohai Chemical Industry Group Corp. (www.bcig.cn) have today signed a non-binding Heads of Terms, setting out their intention to establish a 50/50 joint venture (JV), to build and operate a world scale acrylonitrile plant to be located in Tianjin, China. It is expected that the plant, which will be designed using the latest Ineos process and catalyst technology...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Ineos-Nitriles-and-Tianjin-Bohai-Chemical-Industry-Group-to-create-a-JV_10549.html
May 22, 2013
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has agreed with Russian Copper Co. on the design and delivery of a new copper concentrator for the first stage of the Tominsky project in the Chelyabinsk region in Russia. The total value of the contracts exceed €50...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Outotec-to-design-and-deliver-concentrator-to-Russian-Coppers-Tominsky-project_10550.html
May 21, 2013
Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.; www.bv.com) has completed and successfully commissioned the boil-off gas reliquefaction project at the site of Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG’s receipt terminal in Hackberry, La. The project uses Black & Veatch’s Prico technology to liquefy LNG storage tank boil-off gas. Black & Veatch provided services...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Black-and-Veatch-completes-Cameron-LNG-boil-off-gas-reliquefaction-facility_10547.html
May 20, 2013
Sulzer Chemtech Ltd. (Winterthur, Switzerland; www.sulzer.com) has opened an office in Brazil to better service its customers in the Brazilian market in the field of products and services for separation, reaction and mixing technology. The new office in Vinhedo near Campinas (Sao Paulo) offers both technical and commercial functions, bringing the advanced solutions in the fields of process and separation...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Sulzer-Chemtech-opens-sales-and-engineering-office-in-Brazil_10544.html
May 17, 2013
Lewa-Nikkiso America, Inc. (Holliston, Mass.; www.nikkiso.com) has recently acquired Integrated Process Technologies, Inc. (IPT), a Massachusetts-based company specializing in the engineering, design, and manufacture of high-purity process systems. IPT has a proven track record of delivering design-build projects for the pharmacutical and biotechnology markets with...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Lewa-Nikkiso-expands-its-presence-in-life-sciences_10541.html
May 17, 2013
Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France; www.axens.net) has entered into a technology alliance with HTI, a subsidiary of Headwaters Inc (South Jordan, Utah; www.headwaters.com). The purpose of the alliance is to promote the combined use of Axens' and HTI's technologies to produce clean liquid fuels from residual (“bottom-of-the-barrel”) heavy oil. The alliance enables the companies to offer HTI’s...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Axens-and-HTI-to-jointly-promote-ebullated-bed-technology-for-upgrading-heavy-oil_10542.html
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