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March 31, 2015
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem), following an announcement end of last year about its plan to commission some of the process units within the polybutylene terephthalate...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sipchem-preparing-to-startup-PBT-complex_69040.html
March 30, 2015
Sadara, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, has announced that a fire broke out in one of the cooling towers under construction at the Sadara  project site at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sadara-reports-fire-at-one-of-the-cooling-towers_68997.html
March 30, 2015
Kazakhstan Potash Corp. (KPC; Melbourne), a minerals exploration company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and controlled by Chinese businessmen, announced today that its...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Kazakhstan-Potash-Corp-signs-EPC-agreement-with-Chinese-construction-company_69010.html
March 30, 2015
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) said today that it will, on 1 April and after testing, begin commercial operations at the ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and low-density...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sipchem-to-start-commercially-producing-EVA-and-LDPE_68999.html
March 27, 2015
Chemical company Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) says that it will invest 1.7 billion zlotych ($452.1 million) to build a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant near its existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Grupa-Azoty-to-invest-$450-million-to-build-PDH-plant-in-Poland_68973.html
March 27, 2015
Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Co. (Safco), a Sabic subsidiary, says that completing mechanical and construction work on its urea plant at Al Jubail has been delayed. Trial runs at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Safco-delays-starting-up-new-urea-plant_68966.html
March 27, 2015
Addar has awarded a $35-million contract to Nuberg Engineering (Noida, India) to build a specialty chemical plant in Saudi Arabia, the company says. It will be Saudi Arabia's first...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Saudi-firm-awards-$35-million-contract-to-Nuberg-for-specialty-chemical-plant_68956.html
March 26, 2015
AkzoNobel today announced plans to invest more than €20 million ($21.7 million) in its organic peroxides production facilities at Mons, Belgium; and Pasadena, TX. At Mons, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/AkzoNobel-to-invest-in-organic-peroxides-operations-in-Europe-and-the-US_68946.html
March 26, 2015
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s leading producer of petrochemicals, said today that its board of directors on 23 March approved the company's 2015 capital expenditure budget of 64.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sibur-board-approves-2015-capital-expenditure-plan_68926.html
March 26, 2015
Solvay said on Wednesday that it plans to expand capacity at its hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant at Longview, WA, to meet growing demand from the pulp and paper industry in the Pacific...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Solvay-hikes-US-hydrogen-peroxide-capacity-to-meet-pulp-and-paper-electronics-demand_68923.html
March 25, 2015
Basic chemicals generated record earnings last year, but low crude oil prices have transformed the outlook for 2015 and beyond, according to Dave Witte, sr. v.p. and general manager at IHS Chemical. Supply curves have flattened, feedslates are heavier, and costs have dropped, reducing the competitive advantage of low-cost producers, he explains. The result is that margins have migrated downstream to consumers and away from feed-advantaged geographies and assets, he says....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/IHS-WPC-2015-Petchem-margins-to-remain-high-in-new-oil-environment_68908.html
March 25, 2015
Clariant has inaugurated a new manufacturing facility—acquired through its recent acquisition of health-care packaging company VitaPac (Dongguan, China)—at the Dongguan...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Clariant-inaugurates-packaging-facility-in-southeast-China_68895.html
March 25, 2015
Sika said today that it has opened a new mortar manufacturing facility in Dubai and a concrete admixture plant on Réunion Island, a French overseas region. Paul Schuler, Sika...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sika-opens-mortar-and-concrete-admixture-plants-in-Dubai-and-on-Reunion-Island_68880.html
March 25, 2015
Kuwait is anticipating its petrochemical revenues to drop 20% this year because of the slump in prices, but the country will not slow its investment projects, according to Asaad Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Kuwait-forecasts-lower-petchem-revenues-studies-for-new-projects-to-be-completed-end-of-year_68876.html
March 25, 2015
Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals (GSFC; Vadodara, India) is planning a major investment program at Dahej, Vadodara, and Sikka, India. The company is proceeding with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Indian-firm-plans-major-investment-program-awards-melamine-plant-contract_68875.html
March 25, 2015
Asahi Glass (Tokyo) says that its subsidiary Phu My Plastics & Chemicals (PMPC) located in the Cai Mep industrial zone in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam, will increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Asahi-Glass-to-increase-PVC-production-capacity-in-Vietnam_68868.html
March 24, 2015
Linde's North America segment announced today the completion of its air separation unit (ASU) and associated supporting facilities at La Porte, TX. The ASU produces oxygen, nitrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Linde-commissions-air-separation-plant-at-La-Porte-TX_68845.html
March 24, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries today announced plans to expand triethylene glycol (TEG) production capacity at the company's existing ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycol (EG) plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/LyondellBasell-to-expand-triethylene-glycol-capacity-in-Texas_68844.html
March 24, 2015
Daiso (Osaka), a producer of chlor-alkalis and other chemicals, has announced that its board of directors today approved changing the company’s name to Osaka Soda Co. The final...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Daiso-reverts-to-original-name-of-Osaka-Soda_68842.html
March 23, 2015
Fluor Corp. has been awarded a contract by Shaanxi Non-Ferrous Tian Hong REC Silicon Materials Co. (TianREC) to provide detailed design services and technical support for its new...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Fluor-awarded-large-polysilicon-plant-contract-in-China_68835.html
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