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October 28, 2014
Sasol has made a final decision to proceed with an $8.1-billion ethane cracker and derivatives project at its Lake Charles, LA, site. It will be the company’s largest-ever investment outside South Africa. The project will include units for the production of ethylene derivatives polyethylene, ethylene oxide, ethylene glycol, and a variety of specialty alcohols and ethoxylates, but plans to include an alpha olefins unit have been postponed....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sasol-gives-final-go-ahead-to-$8-1-billion-Louisiana-investment-Updated_64813.html
October 27, 2014
Qatar Fertilizer Co. (Qafco; Doha), the world’s largest single site producer of ammonia and urea, has signed a contract with the engineering and technology company NIIK (Moscow)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Qafco-to-enter-niche-urea-market-with-novel-plant_64809.html
October 27, 2014
Construction of Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos's (YPFB; La Paz) fertilizer complex at Bulo Bulo, Bolivia is 48% complete—including construction, basic engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Construction-of-Bolivia-fertilizer-complex-48-percent-complete_64817.html
October 24, 2014
Westlake says it will invest over $330 million to expand ethylene capacity at its facility in Lake Charles, LA, by 250 million lbs/year and to make other capital improvements. The company expects to complete the expansion in late 2015 or early 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Westlake-plans-$330-million-ethylene-expansion-improvements-at-Lake-Charles_64738.html
October 23, 2014
Fluor Corp., in a joint venture with Technip, was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by PRPC Utilities and Facilities for the Petronas Refinery...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Fluor-and-Technip-awarded-another-Rapid-contract-in-Malaysia_64704.html
October 23, 2014
BorsodChem (Kazincbarcika, Hungary) says it has started preparations to replace its 125,000-m.t./year mercury-cell chlor-alkali plant at Kazincbarcika with a membrane-cell plant. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BorsodChem-launches-mercury-cell-chlor-alkali-plant-replacement-project_64699.html
October 23, 2014
Asian Paints (Mumbai) said on Wednesday that its wholly owned subsidiary Berger International (Singapore) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 51% stake in the Ethiopian firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Asian-Paints-signs-agreement-to-acquire-Ethiopian-firm-plans-to-invest-in-Indonesia_64697.html
October 23, 2014
Sabic confirmed today that a project announced in November 2012 to build a styrene monomer, propylene oxide and polyols complex by Saudi Petrochemical Co. (Sadaf), a joint venture with...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sabic-confirms-cancelation-of-Sadaf-POSM-polyols-project_64693.html
October 22, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) announced today that it will spend 2.25 billion Norwegian kroner ($350 million) to increase fertilizer capacity at its Porsgrunn, Norway, site. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Yara-to-expand-fertilizer-capacity-in-Norway-and-Finland_64658.html
October 22, 2014
Linde has begun rail construction at the air separation unit (ASU) it is building at La Porte, TX. The ASU, which separates air into oxygen, nitrogen and argon, is part of the $250...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Linde-begins-rail-construction-on-La-Porte-ASU_64676.html
October 22, 2014
Foster Wheeler announced today that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical (Esso) for the Antwerp...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-contract-for-ExxonMobil-Antwerp-refinery_64668.html
October 21, 2014
Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals Inc. (SMMI; Chaplin, SK) says it has almost completed installing a dedicated caustic soda and ammonium sulfate demonstration facility at the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Saskatchewan-Mining-and-Minerals-nears-completion-of-caustic-soda-ammonium-sulfate-demonstration-plant_64655.html
October 21, 2014
PPG and Henan Billions Chemical (Jiaozuo, China) have opened a titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturing and research facility. The 366,000-sq meter facility is scheduled to begin...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/PPG-Henan-Billions-Chemical-open-TiO2-manufacturing-plant-in-China_64643.html
October 20, 2014
Rosneft’s chairman Igor Sechin and Marco Tronchetti Provera, Pirelli’s chairman, have signed a memorandum of understanding, which will lead to the production and sales of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Rosneft-and-Pirelli-sign-MOU-to-develop-synthetic-rubber-production-in-Russias-Far-East_64599.html
October 17, 2014
Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd. (Dublin) and DuPont are planning to participate in a cellulosic ethanol project in Macedonia, according to several press reports citing the Macedonian...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/DuPont-signs-preliminary-agreement-for-cellulosic-ethanol-project-in-Macedonia_64578.html
October 17, 2014
Chemtura will increase capacity for its Naugalube alkylated diphenyl amine (ADPA) liquid antioxidants at three sites “to prevent predicted future shortages of antioxidants in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Chemtura-to-expand-ADPA-antioxidant-capacity-at-three-sites_64580.html
October 16, 2014
Kemira is making a multimillion-euro investment to expand its process and functional chemicals lines at San Giorgio, Italy. Production is scheduled to start at the beginning of 2015...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Kemira-invests-in-functional-chemicals-in-Italy_64552.html
October 16, 2014
Chempolis (Oulu, Finland) has signed a partnership agreement with Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL; Guwahati, India), an enterprise of the government of India, to jointly build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Finnish-firm-to-build-biorefinery-in-India_64545.html
October 15, 2014
UOP said on Tuesday that PennTex North Louisiana, a subsidiary of PennTex Midstream Partners, has selected UOP to engineer, procure, and construct (EPC) a gas processing plant to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/UOP-awarded-second-gas-processing-plant-contract-by-PennTex-signs-MOU-for-third-unit_64516.html
October 14, 2014

EPA has published a proposed greenhouse gas prevention of significant deterioration (GHG PSD) permit for M&G Chemicals' (Luxembourg) Corpus Christi, TX, polyethylene terephthalate project, which the company first announced in May 2011. M&G Chemicals plans to build a 1.0-million m.t./year PET plant and a 1.2-million m.t./year plant for the production of feedstock purified terephthalic acid.

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