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June 5, 2015
The Dangote Group (Lagos), one of the most diversified business conglomerates in Africa, is planning to build a $4-billion petrochemical complex at Lekki, near Lagos, CW has learned...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Dangote-to-build-world-scale-cracker-polyolefin-plants-in-Nigeria_71030.html
June 5, 2015
Poland’s leading chemicals producer Grupa Azoty (Tarnów) has outlined an investment plan through 2021 for its Puławy-based subsidiary, which makes fertilizers and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Grupa-Azoty-outlines-investment-plans-for-Puawy-_71028.html
June 4, 2015
BASF has applied for permits authorizing the construction of its 475,000-m.t./year methane-to-propylene project at Freeport, TX. In a notice issued on 2 June, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) said it had received the applications on 14 May. BASF announced selection of the Freeport site in March, and the company expects to make a final investment decision in 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BASF-submits-Freeport-TX-propylene-project-to-TCEQ_71008.html
June 4, 2015
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, on Thursday said it started commercial production of natural detergent alcohols at its Al Jubail manufacturing complex. The 50,000 m.t./year plant has...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Saudi-Kayan-starts-commercial-production-of-detergent-alcohols_71007.html
June 2, 2015
Kemira on Tuesday attended the opening of one of Europe’s largest water treatment chemicals manufacturing plants. Based at Tarragona, Spain the complex includes a unit, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Kemira-opens-water-treatment-chemicals-plant-at-Tarragona_70957.html
June 2, 2015
Pacific Coast Terminals Co. (PCT; Port Moody, BC) and K+S Potash Canada (Saskatoon, SK), part of K+S Group (Kassel, Germany), will officially break ground and begin modifications on...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/K+S-and-partner-break-ground-on-handlingstorage-facility-for-Legacy-Project-in-Canada_70941.html
June 2, 2015
Sasol said on Tuesday that phase I of its Fischer-Tropsch wax expansion project (FTWEP) at Sasolburg, South Africa, has been commissioned. “It marks another step towards...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sasol-commissions-phase-I-of-wax-expansion-project_70942.html
June 2, 2015
Jacobs Engineering today announced that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract from Celanese for the previously announced vinyl acetate...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Jacobs-awarded-contract-for-Celaneses-VAE-emulsions-plant-in-Singapore_70937.html
June 1, 2015

G2X Energy (Houston) says its Pampa, TX, methanol plant is fully operational and made its first shipment on 29 May. G2X says the plant will continue to ship railcars of methanol on a daily basis to customers in the Texas panhandle region.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/G2X-makes-first-methanol-shipments-from-Pampa-plant_70888.html
June 1, 2015
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) says that its wholly owned subsidiary Vestolit (Marl, Germany), a producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), will expand specialty paste PVC capacity at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Mexichems-Vestolit-to-increase-specialty-PVC-capacity-in-Germany_70828.html
June 1, 2015
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) on Monday announced the start of commercial operations at its cable insulation polymers plant owned by its affiliate Gulf Advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sipchem-commissions-cable-insulation-polymers-plant_70864.html
May 31, 2015
Sadara Basic Services Co., wholly owned by Sadara, a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, has subleased approximately 43,000 square meters of land on the Sadara site at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Dow-Specialties-to-build-reverse-osmosis-membrane-plant-at-Sadara-site_70857.html
May 29, 2015
Bayer MaterialScience says it is advancing with plans to use carbon dioxide (CO2) as feedstock in the production of polyols, the precursors used in the manufacture of polyurethanes...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-commission-polyols-plant-using-carbon-dioxide-feedstock-next-year_70825.html
May 26, 2015
KBR said on Tuesday that it has been awarded a contract by Togliattiazot (ToAZ) to provide license, basic engineering design, front-end engineering, and design services to revamp...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/KBR-awarded-contract-to-revamp-seven-ammonia-plants-in-Russia_70674.html
May 26, 2015
Symrise has opened a production plant at Belém, Pará, in the Amazon region of Brazil, the company announced Tuesday. The investment will aid developing products for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Symrise-opens-production-plant-in-Brazil_70679.html
May 26, 2015
Evonik Industries said on Tuesday that it has started basic engineering for a new production plant for precipitated silica plant in the United States with focus on the rubber and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Evonik-to-build-world-scale-precipitated-silica-plant-in-US_70667.html
May 26, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest petrochemicals' producer, has selected technologies for its $5.7-billion project planned at Dilles Bottom, OH. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/PTTGC-selects-technologies-for-US-project-could-raise-capacity-at-planned-Indonesia-refinery_70666.html
May 25, 2015
Gulf Capital (Abu Dhabi) and Carbon Holdings (Cairo), on Monday announced the signing of a debt financing agreement to support three of Carbon Holdings’ previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Abu-Dhabi-extends-loan-for-Egyptian-projects-Tahrir-funding-expected-by-yearend_70660.html
May 22, 2015
Hexcel (Stamford, CT) has launched the site for the construction of the previously announced $250-million carbon fiber plant at Roussillon, France, and presented plans for the new...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Hexcel-launches-site-for-construction-of-carbon-fiber-plant_70634.html
May 22, 2015
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) and Cristal Union (Paris) have formed IBN-One, a joint venture to build and operate the first plant in France converting renewable resources into...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Global-Bioenergies-and-Cristal-Union-form-biobased-isobutene-jv-in-France_70556.html
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