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May 17, 2013
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) and Global Oil Shale Group Plc. (London, U.K.; www.globaloilshale.com) have agreed on collaboration in the development of a commercial-scale concentration process for kerogen, a mixture of organic material contained in surface mineable oil shale deposits. The parties will initially focus on Global Oil Shale's existing oil shale resources, such as a 2.18 billion...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Outotec-collaborates-with-Global-Oil-Shale-in-the-development-of-a-concentration-process-for-oil-shale_10543.html
May 16, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) was awarded by NOVA Chemicals Corp. the detail engineering, and procurement services contract for the Polyethylene (PE) 1 expansion project located at their Joffre site near Red Deer in Alberta, Canada. The project includes the installation of a...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Technip-awarded-contract-for-a-PE-expansion-project-in-Canada_10538.html
May 16, 2013
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, has been selected to provide technology for the world’s largest on-purpose propylene production facility, located on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC will use UOP’s C3 Oleflex process technology to convert propane to propylene, a key ingredient in the production of materials such as nylon, films and...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/UOPs-C3-Oleflex-process-selected-for-propylene-plant-in-the-U-S-Gulf-Coast_10539.html
May 15, 2013
With three separate transactions, BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany: www.basf.com) has strengthened its technology footprint in industrial enzymes, one of BASF’s identified growth fields: BASF has completed the acquisition of Henkel’s detergents enzyme technology. Additionally, BASF has entered into a research and license agreement with the global biotechnology company Dyadic International, Inc...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-strengthens-its-enzyme-technology-footprint_10537.html
May 13, 2013
Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs Oy (Espoo, Finland; www.nestejacobs.com) and energy company Global Oil Shale Group PLC (GOS; Jersey, U.K.; www.globaloilshale.com) have signed a Strategic Oil Shale Development and Engineering Agreement to collaborate in oil shale processing and plant design for converting oil shale into liquid fuel and gas as well as any upgrading...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Neste-Jacobs-and-Global-Oil-Shale-sign-oil-shale-development-and-engineering-agreement_10529.html
May 13, 2013
With 418 exhibitors, AchemAsia has opened in Beijing on Monday morning. Until Thursday, companies from 23 countries present on 6,500 m² the latest for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry as well as related sectors. The exhibition covers everything from laboratory equipment via apparatus, plant engineering and process engineering to packaging machinery. The accompanying conference is built up from...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Meeting-point-for-the-CPI-in-China-AchemAsia-opens-in-Beijing_10531.html
May 13, 2013
Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany: www.lanxess.com) is focusing on the megatrend of mobility also in Brazil. In Porto Feliz, the specialty chemicals company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Rhein Chemie has opened a new facility for high-performance bladders (curing bladders), which are used in the production of tires. It has an annual capacity of about 170,000 bladders. In 2014, a new facility to manufacture...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Lanxess-opens-first-production-facility-for-high-performance-bladders-in-Brazil_10533.html
May 10, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) plans to begin production of 1,4-butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO) using the patented process of Genomatica (San Diego, Calif.; www.genomatica.com). The one-step fermentation process is based on sugars as a renewable feedstock. The companies have agreed not to disclose financial details of the agreement. The license agreement allows BASF...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-plans-production-of-butanediol-from-renewable-feedstock-using-Genomatica-technology_10522.html
May 10, 2013
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) has started basic engineering for a production plant for precipitated silica in Brazil. Subject to the approval of the responsible bodies, Evonik aims to complete the plant in the year 2015 to market precipitated silica in the South America region from local production. The planned facility in Americana, with an investment level in the middle...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Evonik-plans-new-silica-plant-in-Brazil_10523.html
May 9, 2013
Northern Plains Nitrogen (NPN; Grand Forks, N.D.; www.northernplainsnitrogen.com)  leaders announced their plans today to build and operate a $1.5-billion nitrogen-fertilizer production facility near Grand Forks, N.D. The world-scale production facility will include a 2,200-ton/d ammonia plant plus urea and urea-ammonium-nitrate (UAN) production facilities. The facility will be located on land...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/NPN-to-build-$1-5-billion-nitrogen-fertilizer-plant-in-North-Dakota_10521.html
May 8, 2013
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) has received a contract from Minera Chinalco Peru S.A. to perform a feasibility study for the expansion of its Toromocho copper mining facilities in the Morococha District of Peru. Officials did not disclose the contract value, but noted that the project is expected to be executed out of Jacobs’ Lima, Peru office with assistance from its...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Jacobs-receives-another-contract-from-Minera-Chinalco_10520.html
May 7, 2013
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay) and Ineos AG Rolle, Switzerland; www.ineos.com) have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to combine their European chlorvinyls activities in a proposed 50-50 joint venture (JV). The combination would form a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer ranking among the top three worldwide, says Solvay. It would build on the strengths of both companies' industrial assets, the...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Solvay-and-Ineos-join-forces-to-create-a-world-class-PVC-producer_10516.html
May 7, 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 by OJSC Gazpromneft Moscow Refinery to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) and design documentation in accordance with Russian norms, for a major investment, termed the Combined Oil Refinery Unit (CORU) Project, at the Moscow Refinery...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-FEED-contract-for-a-refinery-upgrade-in-Russia_10519.html
May 2, 2013
Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) announced today that it was awarded a contract by The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Mich.; www.dow.com) to execute a significant portion of its U.S. Gulf Coast investments. Fluor’s scope includes the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a propane dehydrogenation...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Fluor-wins-contract-for-Dow-U-S-Gulf-Coast-investments_10512.html
May 1, 2013
Plant Watch Neste Jacobs to expand enzyme production plant in Finland April 5, 2013 — Neste Jacobs Oy (Porvoo, Finland; www.nestejacobs.com) has signed a contract to expand an enzyme plant operated by Roal Oy (Rajamäki, Finland; www.roal.fi). Enzymes produced at the Rajamäki plant are used to make foodstuffs, clothing, animal feed, pulp and paper. The contract, which is worth several...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/AkzoNobel-and-Solvay-establish-a-partnership-on-renewable-solvents-and-more-business-news_10474.html
April 30, 2013
Domtar (Montreal, Québec, Canada; www.domtar.com) has successfully started up a commercial-scale LignoBoost lignin separation plant at its Plymouth, North Carolina mill. This is the first commercial installation of a LignoBoost plant in the world and the technology is supplied by Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; www.metso.com). The LignoBoost plant is integrated with the pulp mill and separates and...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Worlds-first-commercial-LignoBoost-plant-successfully-starts-up-at-Domtar-N-C-_10510.html
April 30, 2013
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) has been awarded a contract by Shandong Wonfull Petrochemical Group Co. to provide the license and processing engineering design for a first-of-a-kind solid-acid alkylation unit to be located in China. The unit will be capable of producing 100,000 ton/yr of alkylate and is scheduled for startup in early 2014. The unit will use the AlkyClean process technology...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Commercial-debut-of-the-AlkyClean-solid-acid-alkylation-process_10511.html
April 29, 2013
Illa International LLC (ILLA; Long Grove, Ill.; www.illallc.com) and Neste Jacobs Oy (Porvoo, Finland; www.nestejacobs.com) have agreed to develop a combined offering in phenol and acetone production technologies, engineering and project services. Together, the companies intend to offer petrochemical companies an integrated, cost-competitive "one-stop-shop" approach for the purposes of revamping...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Illa-International-and-Neste-Jacobs-to-co-operate-in-the-phenol-process-business_10509.html
April 26, 2013
Stamicarbon B.V. (Stittard, the Netherlands; www.stamicarbon.com), the Licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. (www.mairetecnimont.com), has signed a contract with First Global Company for revamping the urea plant of State Company for...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Stamicarbon-to-revamp-NFC-urea-plant-in-Iraq_10507.html
April 25, 2013
Sulzer Ltd. (Winterthur, Switzerland; www.sulzer.com) has been awarded a contract for the delivery of a production plant based on Sulzer's proprietary polylactic acid (PLA) technology (for more process details, see Chem. Eng., March 2012; www.che.com/chementator/9161.html). The facility, with a capacity of more than 10,000 ton/yr, will produce high...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Sulzer-awarded-contract-for-biopolymer-production-Plant-in-Asia_10501.html
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