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September 23, 2012
JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; www.jgc.co.jp) says that its wholly-owned Saudi Arabian subsidiary, JGC Gulf International Co., has been awarded a contract for an aromatics plant project from Sadara Chemical Co. (Sadara), a joint venture between Saudi Arabia Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company. The lump-sum turnkey contract calls for engineering, procurement, and construction services for...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/JGC-Subsidiary-awarded-contract-for-aromatics-project-in-Saudi-Arabia_9754.html
September 21, 2012
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, announced today that China’s Jiutai Energy (Zhungeer) Co. Ltd. has licensed UOP’s methanol-to-olefins (MTO) technology to convert methanol from coal into key plastics building blocks. The UOP/Hydro MTO process converts methanol from gasified coal or natural gas to produce high yields of ethylene and propylene, building block...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/UOP-MTO-technology-selected-to-convert-coal-to-petrochemicals-in-China_9751.html
September 20, 2012
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) says that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group, in consortium with Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd. (HDEC), of South Korea, has been awarded a contract by Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) for Phase I (Hydroskimming section) of the new Batalla Santa Ines Refinery to be built in...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Foster-Wheeler-lands-design-contract-for-new-refinery-in-Venezuela_9749.html
September 20, 2012
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) says that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) services contract by Karnalyte Resources Inc. for...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-EPCm-contract-for-Wynyard-Carnallite-Project-in-Canada_9750.html
September 18, 2012
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) announced today a capacity increase of 70% at its Panoli plant, India, for the production of its high performance polymers KetaSpire polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and AvaSpire polyaryletherketones (PAEK). Panoli is Solvay's largest plant worldwide for these two innovative ultra performance polymers that tower at the top of the plastics performance pyramid...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Solvay-boosts-its-specialty-polymers-production-capacity-in-India_9743.html
September 18, 2012
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) will supply flotation technology for a major copper producer in South America to their concentrator expansion. The site is one of the largest copper...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Outotec-provides-flotation-technology-for-copper-concentrator-in-South-America_9744.html
September 17, 2012
Bechtel (Houston; www.bechtel.com) has signed a license agreement with Pemex Refinación for the process design of a delayed coking unit (DCU) complex for the new Tula petroleum refinery project in Hidalgo, Mexico. The DCU complex will use Bechtel’s ThruPlus Coking technology, a proprietary process for upgrading heavy oil into...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Bechtels-ThruPlus-Coking-technology-to-be-used-in-refinery-in-Mexico_9742.html
September 15, 2012
Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) say it was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Mich.; www.dow.com) for a propylene production asset project in Freeport, Texas. Fluor successfully completed the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract thereby setting the stage for this next-phase EPCM...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Fluor-selected-for-Dows-propylene-production-project-in-Texas_9738.html
September 15, 2012
A carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) demonstration project jointly under way by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; Tokyo, Japan; www.mhi.co.jp) and Southern Company, a major U.S. electric utility, has begun underground injection of carbon dioxide recovered from emissions from a coal-fired power generation plant. The event marks an important milestone in the world's first integrated CCS project for...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Startup-of-the-worlds-first-integrated-CCS-of-coal-fired-power-plant_9739.html
September 14, 2012
Samsung Engineering Co. (Seoul, Korea; www.samsungengineering.co.kr) signed its first Latin American contract at an official ceremony with Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB), Bolivia’s state-owned oil company. Joining the historic event was...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Samsung-Engineering-signs-contract-for-urea-plant-in-Bolivia_9737.html
September 12, 2012
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, announced today that its technology has been selected to help produce key ingredients for fuels, synthetic rubber and plastics in China. China’s Heilongjiang Anruijia Petrochemical Co. will use UOP’s C4 Oleflex process to produce isobutylene, a key ingredient for fuels and synthetic rubber. The company will also use UOP’s...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/UOP-selected-to-provide-technology-for-petrochemical-production-in-China_9735.html
September 11, 2012
A modular gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant incorporating Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) technology developed by Velocys, Inc. (Plain City, Ohio; www.velocys.com), the U.S.-based subsidiary of the Oxford Catalysts Group (Abingdon, U.K.; www.oxfordcatalysts.com), has been chosen by Calumet Specialty Product Partners, L.P., major U.S.-based producer of speciality petroleum products, for use in the expansion of Calumet’s...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Microchannel-GTL-chosen-for-use-in-speciality-petroleum-products-facility_9730.html
September 11, 2012
ABB (Zurich, Switzerland; www.abb.com) has won orders totaling $140 million from Vale S.A. (Vale) to supply automation and electrical equipment for the world’s largest iron ore project investment, which comprises in the development of a mine and a processing plant located in Brazil. The orders were booked during the first quarter. Located in the Amazon region in northern Brazil, the Carajás...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/ABB-to-automate-worlds-largest-iron-ore-mine-investment-in-Brazil_9731.html
September 11, 2012
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) was awarded a contract by Lotte Chemical UK Ltd. to provide construction management services for a new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant to be...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Jacobs-wins-contract-from-Lotte-Chemical_9732.html
September 11, 2012
Athabasca Oil Corp. (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) has awarded GE (www.ge.com) a contract to design and supply an integrated evaporator system for its 12,000-bbl/d Hangingstone oil sands operation located near Fort McMurray in northeastern Alberta, Canada. GE’s produced water evaporation process will enable the reliable treatment of produced water from the Hangingstone facility’s steam-assisted...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Athabasca-Oil-selects-GEs-water-treatment-technologies-for-SAGD-project_9733.html
September 11, 2012
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) recently signed a contract to supply its integrated oxy-fuel solution to Jinxin Glass in Jiyuan, Henan Province, China to help Jinxin reduce emissions and improve productivity and quality in its glass production. A...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Products-supplies-integrated-oxy-fuel-solution-to-Jinxin-Glass_9734.html
September 10, 2012
KBR (Houston; www.kbr.com) has been awarded a contract by Iowa Fertilizer Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Orascom Construction Industries (OCI), to provide licensing, engineering services and proprietary equipment for its grassroots fertilizer plant in Southeastern Iowa. The plant will be the first world-scale ammonia plant built in...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/KBR-to-provide-Purifier-technology-for-first-world-scale-ammonia-plant-in-U-S-in-nearly-25-years_9726.html
September 6, 2012
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) says it is doubling the production capacity for specialty fluorinated aliphatic derivatives at its plant in Salindres, France, to keep up with the growing demand in strategic markets, such as energy storage...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Solvay-doubles-specialty-fluorinated-derivatives-production-capacity-in-France_9718.html
September 6, 2012
NatureWorks LLC (Minnetonka, Minn.; www.natureworksllc.com) and Sulzer Chemtech Ltd. (Winterthur, Switzerland; www.sulzerchemtech.com) announced today that Sulzer has shipped proprietary production equipment (photo below) to NatureWorks’ Blair, Nebraska, facility that will enable NatureWorks to increase production of Ingeo biopolymer and produce new, high-performance resins and lactides. Nameplate...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/NatureWorks-broadens-Ingeo-product-portfolio-with-Sulzer-proprietary-equipment_9719.html
September 6, 2012
After a construction time of nearly two years, BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) has now started up production in the plant extension used to manufacture methanesulfonic acid in Ludwigshafen. BASF is said to be the world’s leading manufacturer of methanesulfonic acid, which is marketed world-wide under the Lutropur trademark, with a total capacity of 30,000 metric tons per year. Extending...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-increases-production-capacity-for-methanesulfonic-acid-in-Ludwigshafen_9720.html
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