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October 17, 2012
Uhde Inventa-Fischer (Domat/Ems, Switzerland; www.uhde-inventa-fischer.com) is to build a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant for its Indian customer JBF Industries Ltd., a leading producer of polyester granules. The plant with a total name plate capacity of 432,000 metric tons (m.t.) per year will be located in Geel, Belgium, and will produce high-quality PET for bottling and packaging applications...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-to-build-Europe`s-biggest-PET-plant_9867.html
October 15, 2012
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) , a world leader in Specialty Chemicals, today announced to expand the production capacity for Houdry dehydrogenation catalysts. The expansion will be achieved by a low double-digit million Swiss francs investment at its current Louisville, Ky. plant. Production is planned to start in September...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Clariant-expands-production-capacity-for-dehydrogenation-catalysts_9860.html
October 12, 2012
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) say that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) contract by Lanxess Butyl Pte. Ltd. for a new neodymium-polybutadiene (Nd-PBR) rubber plant to be built on Jurong Island, Singapore. This award follows Foster Wheeler’s successful completion of...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-EPCm-contract-for-Lanxess-Nd-PBR-plant-in-Singapore_9858.html
October 12, 2012
OCI Construction Group has selected ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH (Uhde; Dortmund, Germany; www.uhde.eu) for an engineering and procurement contract for the construction of one of the world’s largest single-train liquid fertilizer plants to be built in the U.S. Uhde was awarded the contract for the design and supply of a liquid fertilizer plant, which will be built near Wever, Iowa through its U.S. business...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Uhde-to-engineer-one-of-the-worlds-largest-liquid-fertilizer-plants_9859.html
October 11, 2012
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) says that Indura, its South American joint venture, has opened a new 84-ton/d industrial gas plant producing liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon in Puerto Varas, Chile. The new facility, which will include a cylinder filling...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Products-Indura-opens-new-liquid-plant-in-Chile_9857.html
October 10, 2012
Novasep (Pompey, France; www.novasep.com) announces today an investment of €30 million to build in Europe what will be the world's largest chromatography plant used for the production of a large volume commercial API (active pharmaceutical ingredient). The plant will be built on Novasep's existing Mourenx site in France and will be operational and validated within 18 months. Both the development of an...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Novasep-to-build-worlds-largest-chromatography-plant-for-the-pharmaceutical-industry_9854.html
October 10, 2012
SNC-Lavalin Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada; www.snclavalin.com) has been awarded a contract by the Chuquicamata Division of Codelco Chile to provide overall project management, as well as detailed engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services, for the upgrade of...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/SNC-Lavalin-awarded-EPCM-contract-by-Codelco-in-Chile_9856.html
October 9, 2012
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) has been awarded contracts by Occidental Chemical Corp. for the technology license, basic engineering and front end engineering and...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/CB-and-I-lands-FEED-contract-for-new-cracker-in-the-U-S_9851.html
October 9, 2012
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) is opening a second production unit for the successful flame retardant (FR) Exolit OP at the Hürth-Knapsack plant near Cologne. The established non-halogenated additive is used primarily in the electronics and electrical engineering (E&EE) sector. The new facility doubles the capacity for DEPAL (diethyl phosphinic acid aluminum salt)-based FRs...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Clariant-opens-new-production-unit-for-halogen-free-flame-retardants-in-Hurth-Knapsack_9852.html
October 9, 2012
Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) announced today that Shell selected the firm as its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for Shell’s carbon capture facility for its flagship carbon capture and storage (CCS) Quest project at the Athabasca Oil Sands project in...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Fluor-to-build-Shells-Quest-carbon-capture-facility-in-Canada_9853.html
October 5, 2012
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) and Purac (Diemen, The Netherlands), a subsidiary of CSM (www.csmglobal.com), are establishing a joint venture (JV) for the production and sale of biobased succinic acid. The company will be named Succinity GmbH and will be operational in 2013. The establishment of Succinity GmbH is subject to filing with the relevant competition authorities. The company...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-and-CSM-establish-50-50-JV-for-biobased-succinic-acid_9849.html
October 4, 2012
Braskem Idesa S.A.P.I. awarded to a joint venture (JV) formed by Odebrecht (40%), Technip (40%) and ICA Fluor (20%) a contract worth more than $2.7 billion (around €2.1 billion) for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a petrochemical complex to be built in the Coatzacoalcos/Nanchital region, in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The petrochemical complex will include the following...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Braskem-Idesa-awards-large-EPC-contract-for-the-Ethylene-XXI-project_9847.html
October 4, 2012
Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; www.toyo-eng.co.jp) has been awarded a urea synthesis and granulation technologies supply contract with a capacity of 2,100 ton/d for Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB), Bolivian national oil company in Carrasco, Cochabamba, Bolivia. The scope of the contract includes grant of license, development of basic design and...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Toyo-awarded-a-urea-production-technology-contract-from-Bolivia_9848.html
October 3, 2012
Stamicarbon B.V. (Sittard, The Netherlands; www.stamicarbon.com), the Licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., (Milan, Italy; www.mairetecnimont.it) has signed a contract with China Chengda Engineering Co. (Chengda) for the supply of high-pressure (HP) proprietary equipment for the Shahjalal Fertilizer Project (SFP) in Bangladesh. This contract follows on from the license and PDP...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Stamicarbon-to-supply-HP-equipment-for-urea-project-in-Bangladesh_9844.html
October 1, 2012
Plant Watch Solvay increases fluorinated-derivatives production capacity in France September 6, 2012 — Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) is investing over €10 million to double the capacity of the fluorinated aliphatic-derivatives production line at its plant in Salindres, France. The project’s first stage is currently underway. The Group decided to double production capacity...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BP-agrees-to-sell-Carson-refinery-and-more-business-news_9784.html
October 1, 2012
The sharply rising global demand for the high-tech plastic Apec from Bayer MaterialScience AG (Leverkusen, Germany; www.bayermaterialscience.de)  is spawning major investment in eastern Germany. Another plant for the production of a key precursor for Apec is currently under construction in the chemical industry center of Bitterfeld of a cost of approximately €50 million. The operator is Hi-Bis...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/High-tech-plastic-from-Bayer-driving-investment_9838.html
October 1, 2012
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) plans to increase the production capacity for 1-butene at its Marl site by 75,000 metric tons (m.t.) per year, and start-up is scheduled for 2015. With a total capacity of 310,000 m.t., Evonik would then be the world's top producer of 1-butene. Basic engineering for the expansion is largely finished. The overall project still...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Evonik-to-increase-production-capacity-for-1-butene_9839.html
October 1, 2012
Davy Process Technology (Davy; London, U.K.; www.davyprotech.com), a wholly owned Johnson Matthey subsidiary, and Johnson Matthey announce the successful startup of a new substitute natural gas (SNG) plant owned and operated by Datang Energy Chemical Co. (Datang) in Keshiketeng County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China. The plant uses Davy’s SNG process technology in conjunction with Johnson...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Successful-startup-of-Datang-Phase-1-SNG-plant-in-China_9840.html
October 1, 2012
KBR (Houston; www.kbr.com) was awarded a license and process-design package contract for a new Olefins Recovery Unit in Yulin city, Shanxi Province, China. The client owns an existing commercial plant of coal-to-olefins which was put into production in 2011 and is the first and largest coal-to-olefin project in the world...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/KBR-to-provide-license-and-design-package-for-olefins-recovery-unit-in-China_9843.html
September 28, 2012
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) says it will build and operate a new air separation unit (ASU) for Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij B.V. (NAM), a joint venture between Shell and Esso. The company has secured the necessary environmental and permit approvals and construction will start at the site shortly. The installation is expected to be onstream in summer 2013 and is located next...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Products-to-build-new-ASU-for-enhanced-natural-gas-recovery-in-the-Netherlands_9837.html
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