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August 20, 2015
Chemours will close its Edgemoor, DE, titanium dioxide (TiO2) plant by the end of September. The company also plans to shut a TiO2 line at its New Johnsonville, TN, site. The closures will eliminate roughly 150,000 m.t./year of TiO2 capacity as the company nears completing a 200,000-m.t./year unit at Altamira, Mexico....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Chemours-to-close-Edgemoor-DE-titanium-dioxide-plant_73099.html
August 20, 2015
Borouge, a 60-40 joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis (Vienna), has selected Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland), a technology, engineering, and project management...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Borouge-selects-Neste-Jacobs-for-PE-plant-modification-at-Ruwais_73087.html
August 19, 2015
Air Products today opened a new helium production plant at Doe Canyon, CO, which will extract helium from carbon dioxide (CO2) gas stream. Kinder Morgan will provide the CO2 gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Air-Products-opens-CO2-to-helium-plant-in-Colorado_73084.html
August 19, 2015
LG Chem says it has completed expanding its acrylic acid and a super absorbent polymer (SAP) plants at Yeosu, South Korea. The company announced the 320-billion South Korean won...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/LG-Chem-completes-expansion-of-acrylic-acid-SAP-plants-at-Yeosu_73067.html
August 19, 2015
BOC and Eastman on Tuesday held the official opening ceremony for a hydrogen plant at Eastman's Newport, UK, site. BOC, a member of the Linde group and the biggest industrial gases...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BOC-and-Eastman-commission-hydrogen-plant-in-the-UK_73061.html
August 17, 2015
Northern Plains Nitrogen (NPN; Valley City, ND) says it has received a construction permit for a previously announced $2-billion fertilizer complex at Grand Forks, ND. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/North-Dakota-approves-one-fertilizer-project-another-is-cancelled_73029.html
August 17, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest and one of Asia’s leading petrochemical firms, on Monday signed two agreements to carry out engineering studies for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/PTTGC-signs-agreements-with-Japanese-firms-for-$1-billion-PU-project-in-Thailand_73027.html
August 17, 2015
Tosoh has broken ground on a high-silica zeolites plant at the Teluk Kalong industrial estate in Terengganu State, Malaysia. The 325-million Malaysian ringgits ($79.6 million) facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Tosoh-building-high-silica-zeolites-plant-in-Malaysia_73011.html
August 17, 2015
Verkhnekamsk Potash, a member of the Acron Group (Velikiy Novgorod, Russia), has received approval for the design documentation for its Talitsky potash mine from Glavgosexpertiza...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Acron-gets-first-approval-for-potash-mine-advancing-entry-into-the-business_73013.html
August 12, 2015
BASF said on Tuesday that it is investing in expanding chelating agents production facilities at Ludwigshafen in response to rapidly growing demand, particularly for biodegradable...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BASF-expands-chelating-agents-capacity-in-Germany_72863.html
August 12, 2015
UOP, a Honeywell company, announced on Wednesday that Shandong Chambroad Holding, has become the first company in China to bring on stream a combined C3 and C4 dehydrogenation unit...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/China-commissions-first-combined-propylene-and-isobutylene-plant-using-UOP-technology_72896.html
August 12, 2015
China XLX Fertilizer says it has completed construction and commenced production at its urea V plant, located in the coal field of Xinjiang.  The startup brought China XLX’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/China-XLX-commissions-urea-plant-explores-new-opportunities_72890.html
August 11, 2015
Yuhuang Chemical Inc. (YCI; Houston), a subsidiary of China’s Shandong Yuhuang Chemical (Group) Co. (Heze City, Shandong Province), says it has secured long-term natural gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Chinese-firm-secures-gas-supplies-for-Louisiana-mega-methanol-plant_72860.html
August 11, 2015
Jacobs Engineering announced on Tuesday that it was selected by ExxonMobil to perform engineering, procurement and construction management services for its crude flexibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/ExxonMobil-awards-Texas-refinery-upgrade-contract-to-Jacobs_72868.html
August 10, 2015
Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW), a partnership constructing three methanol facilities in the Pacific Northwest, has signed an agreement to use Johnson Matthey’s ultralow...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Johnson-Matthey-to-provide-technology-for-US-mega-methanol-plants_72843.html
August 10, 2015
A consortium of three Indian companies has confirmed that it is seeking to invest in an ammonia-urea manufacturing complex in Iran. The project is expected to cost $783 million and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Indian-companies-confirm-interest-in-building-urea-complex-in-Iran_72838.html
August 7, 2015
Agrium says that its previously announced urea project at the company's Borger, TX, site will be completed at the end of 2016. However, the company says it has canceled related plans...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Agrium-expects-end-2016-completion-of-urea-project-in-Texas-cancels-ammonia-expansion_72826.html
August 7, 2015
Circum Minerals (Bermuda) has announced that the definitive feasibility study for the Danakil potash project in Ethiopia, which would be one of the world’s largest potash...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Circum-Minerals-to-appoint-bank-to-advise-Ethiopian-potash-project_72821.html
August 7, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s leading and one of Asia’s largest chemical firms, on Friday reported a 45% rise in second-quarter net profit, to 8.97...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/PTTGC-reports-higher-profits-advances-US-project_72819.html
August 6, 2015
Incitec Pivot (Melbourne, Australia) says construction of an $850 million ammonia plant at Waggaman, LA, is 75% complete. Incitec Pivot expects the 800,000-m.t./year plant, which will be operated by subsidiary Dyno Nobel, to go onstream in the third quarter of 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Incitec-Pivots-Waggaman-LA-ammonia-project-75-percent-complete_72814.html
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