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June 16, 2008
Alstom (Paris, France; www.power.alstom.com) signed with Dutch utility Essent a series of contracts worth up to 1-billion euro for the repowering of Claus B and the construction of Claus C, resulting in a 1,280 MW GT26-based combined-cycle (CC) power plant. These contracts also include a long-term operation support and maintenance agreement. The Claus power plant is located in Maasbracht, south east of the...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/Alstom-to-build-a-1280-MW-CC-power-plant-in-Holland_3928.html
May 28, 2008
AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals (Amersfoort, Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com) is relocating the headquarters of its chelates business from the Netherlands to China. The move has been prompted by the growing importance of the Asian market. “It is extremely important for us to be in close proximity to our customers in China and the Asia Pacific region,” explains Functional Chemicals general manager...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/Akzo-Nobel-relocating-its-chelates-HQ-to-China_3907.html
May 15, 2008
Small-scale chemical producers that use chlorine often rely on larger producers, which sell them the excess Cl2 produced by dedicated chlor-alkali plants. However, such Cl2 supplies are being threatened on a number of fronts, at least in Europe, where new legislation forbidding the import or export of mercury (after 2010) could force older Hg-based chlor-alkali plants to convert to membrane technology or...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/Chementator-A-New-Concept-in-the-Supply-of-Cl2_3881.html
May 15, 2008
This month, the newly released Foundation for Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) was demonstrated at Shell Global Solutions (Amsterdam, Netherlands) — one of several demonstrations planned by the Fieldbus Foundation (FF; Austin, Tex....
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/Chementator-Foundation-for-SIF-Demonstrations_3884.html
May 8, 2008
Technip (Paris, Framce; www.technip.com) has been awarded by Rominserv and Rompetrol Rafinare (both members of The Rompetrol Group), a lumpsum contract, worth approximately 40 million euros, for a hydrogen plant to be constructed at the Petromidia Refinery in Constana, Romania. Based on Technip's proprietary technology, the plant will have a...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/Technip-awarded-contract-for-H2-plant-in-Romania_3870.html
April 23, 2008
GEA Group AG (Bochum, Germany; www.geagroup.com) has further strengthened its Process Equipment division through the acquisition of the Dutch company Bloksma (Almere, Netherlands). Bloksma manufactures intercoolers for marine engines, oil coolers for industrial applications, double-pipe coolers for various industrial processes, and a special cooler for marine engines, so-called box coolers, which are...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/GEA-acquires-Dutch-heat-exchanger-firm_3826.html
April 18, 2008
Royal DSM N.V. (Heerlen, Netherlands; www.dsm.com) has announced plans for a substantial capital expenditure program, expected to involve up to $450 million, to increase production capacity in its Dyneema business. DSM Dyneema’s sales have grown by more than 15%/yr in recent years and DSM expects the business group to accelerate its growth path. Engineering studies have now commenced for the planned...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/DSM-plans-its-largest-investment-for-Dyneema_3824.html
April 15, 2008
Shell Global Solutions International B.V. (The Hague, Netherlands; www.shell.com/home/content/globalsolutions-en) and South Atlantic Refinery Company S.A. (SARC) recently signed an agreement to license technology for SARC’s new greenfield refinery, planned to start up in Aracaju in the Sergipe region of Brazil in 2011. The agreement calls for Shell Global...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/Shell-Global-Solutions-licenses-technology-to-SARC_3779.html
March 15, 2008
Although nanoporous silica membranes are promising systems for the molecular separation of gases and liquids, they lack microstructural stability in the presence of water at temperatures as low as 60°C. Prolonged exposure to water causes hydrolysis, resulting in the formation of large, non-selective pores and cracks in the membrane. On the other hand, polymeric membranes are less prone to damage by...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/Chementator-A-promising-nanosieve-for-dehydrating-solvents-and-biofuels_3739.html
March 15, 2008
The behavior of many different phenomena can be modeled by systems of ordinary differential equations (ODEs), but most ODEs cannot be solved analytically, in which case an approximation to the solution is found by applying numerical integration methods. Dutch-sponsored mathematician Valeriu Savcenco has developed new "multirate" numerical methods that can significantly reduce the CPU time and...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/Chementator-New-methods-for-solving-differential-equations_3742.html
February 27, 2008
Royal DSM N.V. (Heerlen, Netherlands; www.dsm.com) has received a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE; Washington, D.C.) for a technical consortium on an innovative biotechnological approach of bioproducts and biofuels. The grant will fund an extensive enzyme-development program, which will focus on finding applications in cellulose-based biorefineries for the production of bio-based products...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/DSM-receives-DOE-grant-for-biotechnology-research_3701.html
February 15, 2008
Royal DSM N.V. (Heerlen, Netherlands; edlinks.che.com/7369-542) and the French starch and starch-derivatives company Roquette (Lestrem, France; edlinks.che.com/7369-543) have joined forces to implement and commercialize the fermentive production of biorenewable...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/Chementator-Bio-based-succinic-acid_3691.html
February 15, 2008
Technical innovations in light emitting diodes (LEDs) and photovoltaics have consistently reflected the similarities between the two technologies. In fact, research groups at many universities, such as  the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.; www.umich.edu) and the University of Southern California (USC; Los Angeles, Calif.; www.usc.edu), are studying both simultaneously. With pressing consumer...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/Photons-to-electrons-and-vice-versa_3697.html
January 15, 2008
Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (The Hague, Netherlands; edlinks.che.com/7368-544) and HR Biopetroleum (Honolulu, Hawaii; edlinks.che.com/7368-545) have begun construction of a pilot facility to grow marine algae, which will be harvested for producing vegetable oil that will be converted...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/Chementator-Algae-to-fuel_3626.html
November 15, 2007
Make a leak-free seal, even for irregular flanges The proprietary Multi-Swell gasket material (photo) is said to be the world’s first self-loading, general-service gasket. The material creates its own load when it comes into contact with oil or water, which virtually eliminates the most common cause of gasket failure — insufficient load. The material performs equally well in water or oil, does...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/Focus-On-Pipes-and-Fittings_3522.html
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...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/October-Plant-Watch-and-Mergers_3401.html
October 1, 2007
Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, Calif.) names William Molnar vice president and general manager of the Stratagene Division. Jo Lennartz is promoted to director of technology by Akzo Nobel (Arnhem, the Netherlands). Banro (Toronto, Canada) appoints Mike Prinsloo chief executive...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/October-Whos-Who_3406.html
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...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/July-New-Products-international-edition-A_3174.html
May 1, 2007
    Plastic parts make this diaphragm pump good for pharma In the newly developed special series of diaphragm pump — the encodos hygienic PP (photo) — all wetted parts are made of polypropylene. The design is FDA compliant and suitable for clean-in-place (CIP). This new series is said to offer an attractive price alternative, especially for low-pressure applications in the...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/May-New-ProductsA-international-edition_3172.html
April 1, 2007
    Get a charge from this dust monitor The new TÜV-approved, dust-concentration measurement systems S303 and S305 (photo) are designed for qualitative and quantitative determination of dust emissions from dry fluegases. The triboelectric effect is used as a basis for the measurement: particles come in contact with a conducting surface causing a charge transfer between the particle and the...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/April-New-Products-international-edition_3171.html
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