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April 17, 2015
Huntsman says that its performance products division plans to expand capacity for specialty amines at its manufacturing facilities at Petfurdo, Hungary; and Conroe, TX. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Huntsman-expands-capacity-for-specialty-amines-in-Hungary-US_69559.html
April 16, 2015
Sibur (Moscow) says that its biggest investment project, a world-scale petrochemicals complex at Tobolsk, Russia, will likely reach mechanical completion in 2019, one year later than...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sibur-delays-world-scale-petchem-project-due-to-challenging-economic-environment_69511.html
April 16, 2015

Celanese and Mitsui & Co. today announced that they are planning a potential methanol joint venture to be located at Celanese’s facility at Bishop, TX. Celanese says it has filed for air permits, and that a final decision to build the plant, which would have a capacity of 1.3 million m.t./year, will consider prevailing methanol market conditions and construction costs, among other factors.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Celanese-Mitsui-explore-methanol-JV-at-Bishop-TX_69474.html
April 16, 2015
Energy major Rosneft (Moscow), tire producer Pirelli and synthetic rubber maker Synthos (Oswiecim, Poland) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to carry out a feasibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Synthos-joins-Rosneft-and-Pirelli-in-synthetic-rubber-project-in-Russia_69502.html
April 15, 2015
Braskem is reevaluating its planned Parkersburg, WV cracker, a joint venture with Odebrecht, to address uncertainties generated by the steep decline in crude oil pricing. Assuming it proceeds, startup would come after 2020, says Fernando Musa, CEO of Braskem America. “This is something that we will continue to pursue, and look for the right timing and moment to invest,” he adds....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Braskem-slows-Marcellus-cracker-considers-polypropylene-expansion_69458.html
April 15, 2015
The signing ceremony of the previously announced polypropylene (PP) project at Sumgayit was held today in Baku, Azerbaijan, in the framework of an Italian trade mission to Azerbaijan...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Socar-and-Tecnimont-sign-contract-for-PP-plant-in-Azerbaijan_69443.html
April 14, 2015
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions said today that it has been awarded a contract for the basic engineering package and license for a hard paraffin production facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/ThyssenKrupp-Industrial-Solutions-awarded-contract-for-hard-paraffin-plant-in-Poland_69402.html
April 13, 2015
Arkema has expanded its acrylic resin manufacturing capacity at Araçariguama, Brazil, by 60%, the company announced today. A new reactor will enable Arkema to introduce its...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Arkema-starts-up-coatings-resins-reactor-in-Brazil_69372.html
April 13, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC), Mitsubishi Corp. (MC), and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) announced today that they have signed an agreement with state-owned National Gas Company of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-and-partners-finalize-$1-billion-methanol-and-DME-investment-in-Trinidad_69354.html
April 13, 2015
KBR said on Friday that it has been awarded a reimbursable contract by Flint Hills Resources for the modification and expansion of its Corpus Christi West, TX, refinery. The revenue...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/KBR-awarded-contract-to-expand-Corpus-Christi-West-refinery_69352.html
April 13, 2015
Petronas Chemicals said today that its previously announced Sabah Ammonia Urea (Samur) project at Sipitang, Sabah State, Malaysia, is about 90% complete and on track for completion in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Petronas-confirms-ammonia-urea-complex-onstream-in-2016_69367.html
April 13, 2015
Cascades (Quebec City) plans to build a biorefinery at its Norampac-Cabano facility at Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, PQ, to extract hemicellulose from wood chips, it says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Canadian-firm-to-build-biorefinery-to-extract-hemicellulose-from-wood-chips_69361.html
April 10, 2015
Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA (Houston) has filed environmental permit applications with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Total-Petrochemicals-files-for-permits-to-build-ethane-cracker-on-US-Gulf-Coast_69233.html
April 10, 2015
Messer (Bad Soden, Germany), the largest privately owned industrial gases company, said today that it is spending about €15 million ($15.9 million) to build an air separation...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Messer-to-build-air-separation-plant-in-Slovenia_69334.html
April 10, 2015
Reliance Industries (Mumbai) today announced that it has commissioned its new, previously announced purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin plants...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Reliance-commissions-PET-PTA-plants-at-Dahej_69333.html
April 10, 2015
The EuroChem Group (Zug, Switzerland), one of the largest global fertilizer players; Maire Tecnimont; and SACE today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/EuroChem-signs-MOU-to-build-five-ammonia-urea-complexes-in-three-countries_69332.html
April 9, 2015
Lanxess today announced that it has started production at its new, previously announced ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber plant at Changzhou, China. Lanxess...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Lanxess-starts-production-at-EPDM-plant-in-China_69302.html
April 9, 2015
Rare Earth Minerals Plc (REM; London) says that Hastings Rare Metals, REM's 70% joint venture partner in the Yangibana Rare Earths Elements jv in Western Australia, has selected a team...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Rare-Earth-Minerals-advances-Australian-project-with-prefeasibility-study_69299.html
April 9, 2015
Inbra Indústrias Químicas (Diadema, Brazil) is planning a plastic and rubber additives manufacturing facility in Orangeburg County, SC, the company announced. Inbra is...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Brazilian-firm-to-build-plasticizer-unit-in-the-US_69303.html
April 7, 2015
Highfield Resources (Pamplona, Spain) has completed a definitive feasibility study for the company's previously announced Muga potash project in nothern Spain. The study shows that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Highfield-prepares-to-start-construction-on-potash-mine-in-Spain-following-feasibility-study_69266.html
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