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April 29, 2008
Qatar Petroleum (www.QP.com) has awarded Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France; www.axens.net) basic engineering design contracts for the new 250,000 bbl/d Al Shaheen petroleum refinery to be built in the Messaieed Industial City in Qatar. Axens will supply the following process technologies* for the refinery: • Hyvahl — 51,000 bbl/d fixed-bed, 100% vacuum residue desulfurization (VRDS) unit equipped...
April 28, 2008
The opening of a subsidiary in Istanbul last month signifies a continuation of Beckhoff Automation's (Verl, Germany; www.beckhoff.com) export offensive. After several years of successful presence in the Turkish market through a distributor, Beckhoff intends to strengthen its sales activities in Turkey further in response to strong economic growth in the country, particularly in machine and plant...
March 15, 2008
Despite challenges created by a building frenzy in the Middle East and Asia, E&C firms continue to deliver new chemical facilities around the world Anyone with an ear to the door of the chemical process industries (CPI) knows that the rising cost of raw materials is forcing processors to chase the cheap feedstocks. The relatively low price of oil and natural gas is making plant investments in the...
December 17, 2007
The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S; Erlangen, Germany; www.siemens.com/cement) has received an order from Orascom Construction Industries (OCI; Cairo, Egypt), to engineer and supply all the electrical equipment for the new cement works of the Al Safwa Cement Co., Saudi-Arabia. The project is worth around 20-million euros and is scheduled for completion in Fall 2009. OCI is a...
November 15, 2007
Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Co., a 50:50 joint venture of Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Dhahran, both Saudi Arabia) and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; edlinks.che.com/6901-537), is constructing a new plant to produce 200,000 m.t./yr of propylene oxide (PO). When the plant starts up next year, it will be the second commercial plant to use a byproduct-free process...
October 31, 2007
“This is the first time since the early 1970s there have been four strong years in a row; every piston of the economic engine was running,” says Dr. Thomas K. Swift, chief economist for the American Chemistry Council “We have just come off of four years (2003–2006) of very strong global economic growth,” says Dr. Thomas K. Swift, chief economist and managing director...
October 1, 2007
Plant Watch Liheng adds largest continuous polymerization capacity for PA6 to China September 25, 2007 — Liheng (Changle) Polyamide Technology Co. has contracted Lurgi Zimmer GmbH to build a polyamide-6 (PA6) plant in the province of Fujian. The plant will have a capacity of 200 tons/d of textile-grade chips, and will go onstream in 2009. SolVin to expand latex production in France September 24...
July 1, 2007
This organization has specified PROFIsafe for wireless networks The new version of the PROFIsafe profile (Version 2.4) describes the conditions for the functionally safe transmission of data via WLAN and Bluetooth. The concept has been approved by the BGIA and TÜV. Version 2.4 specifies the security issues involved in the configuration of wireless components for secure cyclic data...
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