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May 8, 2014
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, announced today that its technologies have been selected to produce key ingredients for fuels and synthetic rubber in China. Lijin Petrochemical Plant Co...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/UOP-to-provide-technology-for-isobutylene-plant-in-China_60952.html
May 8, 2014
Ineos Technologies announced today that it has licensed its process technology for two polyolefin plants to be built in China. The company will provide the technology to Xinjiang...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Ineos-licenses-polyethylene-and-polypropylene-technology-to-China_60945.html
May 8, 2014
BASF and Yara have selected BASF’s Freeport, TX site to build their previously announced ammonia plant. The proposed plant will be designed to produce 750,000 m.t./year of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BASF-and-Yara-select-Freeport-TX-site-for-ammonia-production-joint-venture_60891.html
May 7, 2014
Toyo Engineering in cooperation with SOG - Oleo e Gás, a leading engineering company in Brazil, has been awarded a contract from Petrobras to build a new ammonia plant, UFN-5...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Toyo-Engineering-to-build-ammonia-plant-for-Petrobras-in-Brazil_60852.html
May 7, 2014
Borealis has awarded Jacobs Engineering with an engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services contract for a previously announced project to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Jacobs-awarded-EPCM-contract-for-Borealis-XLPE-expansion-at-Stenungsund_60850.html
May 7, 2014
There is a ready market for a second ethane cracker at Williams’s Geismar, LA, site, says Steve Lewandowski, senior director/global olefins at IHS Chemical. Ethylene is short in Louisiana, and there is a long list of ethylene consumers that would benefit from participation in the proposed venture, he says....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/IHS-Second-Williams-cracker-at-Geismar-would-address-regional-ethylene-shortage_60838.html
May 7, 2014
BASF’s proposal to build a world-scale methane-to-propylene (MTP) complex on the US Gulf Coast is strategically sound, and it may also be tactically savvy, says Chuck Carr, senior director/global olefins at IHS Chemical. BASF needs to address the shrinking supply of propylene produced by North America's steam crackers, and on-purpose production is most likely the answer. At the same time, the choice of MTP over propane dehydrogenation (PDH) suggests that BASF may expect the gap between crude oil and natural gas prices to grow over the long term, providing an advantage to production from methane....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/IHS-BASFs-methane-to-propylene-evaluation-for-US-Gulf-Coast-is-wise-move_60842.html
May 6, 2014
BASF-YPC, a 50-50 petrochemical joint venture between BASF and Sinopec at Nanjing, China, is moving ahead with plans to build a world-scale production plant for neopentylglycol (NPG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BASF-Sinopec-JV-confirms-plans-to-build-neopentylglycol-plant-at-Nanjing_60819.html
May 5, 2014
Idemitsu Kosan and Mitsui & Co. have decided not to proceed with their proposed, equally owned, linear alpha olefins joint venture project in the United States. The companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Idemitsu-Kosan-and-Mitsui-and-Co-cancel-plans-for-US-alpha-olefins-project_60777.html
May 2, 2014
National Peroxide Ltd. (Mumbai) says it has closed its Kalyan, India, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant for 51 days to carry out expansion of the facility. Capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/National-Peroxide-hikes-hydrogen-peroxide-capacity_60761.html
May 2, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries has received a key permit required in the company's ethylene expansion program, the company announced today. The investments are expected to provide an...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/LyondellBasell-gets-permit-for-ethylene-expansion-at-Corpus-Christi_60762.html
May 2, 2014
BASF today reported a 2% rise in first quarter net income to €1.48 billion ($2.05 billion) on 1.1% lower sales of €19.5 billion. Earnings before interest and tax (Ebit)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BASF-plans-methane-to-propylene-investment-in-the-US-reports-higher-income_60752.html
May 1, 2014
TPC Group (Houston) says its board has approved funds to proceed with the engineering of a third production unit for highly reactive polyisobutylenes. The  capacity will address increased demand spurred by changes in lubricating oil standards....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/TPC-moves-forward-on-design-of-third-polyisobutylene-unit_60751.html
May 1, 2014
Williams is considering the construction of a second ethane cracker at its Geismar, LA, facility. The company currently envisions a greenfield project in which joint-venture partners would build associated derivative capacity....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Williams-looks-at-joint-venture-ethane-cracker-for-Geismar_60747.html
May 1, 2014
Fluor has received the project management consultancy order for a grassroots refinery and petrochemical complex in Malaysia. Petronas (Kuala Lumpur) and several partners is building...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Fluor-secures-management-consultancy-contract-for-Rapid-project-in-Malaysia_60720.html
May 1, 2014
Sasol Chemicals (USA) and Boardwalk Louisiana Midstream (BLM), a unit of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, have signed long-term ethane and ethylene storage and transportation agreements...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sasol-signs-storage-transportation-agreements-with-Boardwalk-Louisiana-Midstream_60718.html
May 1, 2014
Avalon Rare Metals (Toronto) says it has received a land use permit from the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (Yellowknife, NT) to start preconstruction work at the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Rare-earths-development-company-granted-preconstruction-permit-for-Canada-project_60723.html
April 30, 2014
Arkema today inaugurated a new electrolysis plant at its Jarrie site, near Grenoble, France. The €100-million ($138 million) investment involved converting a mercury-cell plant to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Arkema-inaugurates-membrane-process-chlorine-plant_60686.html
April 30, 2014
Shell today reported a 3% rise in first quarter chemical volume sales, to 4.29 million m.t., compared with the year-earlier period. Sales volumes declined 3% compared with the fourth...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Shell-reports-higher-first-quarter-chemical-sales-Qatar-project-awaits-final-investment-decision_60685.html
April 30, 2014
Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW) is preparing to lease a site at the Port of Tacoma, WA, for construction of a third world-scale methanol plant in the region, according to local press reports....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Reports-Chinese-firm-plans-third-world-scale-methanol-plant-for-Pacific-Northwest_60678.html
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