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January 12, 2016
Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City) has authorized ICA Fluor, Fluor’s engineering and construction joint venture with Empresas ICA, to proceed with the engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Fluor-awarded-refinery-contract-in-Mexico_76340.html
January 11, 2016
Hyosung (Seoul) is increasing its production capacity for nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) by 3,750 m.t./year, according to local news sources. On 11 September 2015, the company reportedly announced plans to build a 200-billion won ($165.6 million); 2,500 m.t./year NFproduction facility at Quzhou, China, that would begin production during the second half of 2017....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Hyosung-to-build-$166-million-nitrogen-trifluoride-plant-in-China_76322.html
January 12, 2016
Air Products has hired Technip to provide technology, engineering and procurement services for a grassroots hydrogen plant in Baytown, TX. The 3.5 million standard cubic meters/day plant, slated for completion in 2018, will produce hydrogen and carbon monoxide (CO) for distribution through Air Products’ Gulf Coast hydrogen and CO pipeline networks....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Air-Products-hires-Technip-for-Baytown-TX-hydrogen-project_76317.html
January 8, 2016
Westlake Chemical Partners (Westlake Partners; Houston) has approved plans to expand ethylene capacity at Calvert City, KY, by 70 million lbs/year (31,751 m.t./year). It expects to complete the project during the first half of 2017....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Westlake-to-expand-ethylene-at-Calvert-City_76306.html
January 8, 2016
Lanxess announced on 7 January that it has started up a previously announced second production line for plastics compounding at its facility at Gastonia, NC. The new line represents an...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Lanxess-starts-up-expanded-plant-for-plastics-compounding-in-US_76287.html
January 7, 2016
Celanese (Dallas) plans to increase capacity to produce ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) at Bishop, TX, to 38,000 m.t./year. The company, which markets the material under the tradenames GUR, expects to complete the project in May....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Celanese-to-expand-UHMWPE-capacity-at-Bishop-TX-to-38000-m-t-year_76285.html
January 7, 2016
PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) is debottlenecking precipitated silica production at its Lake Charles, LA, manufacturing plant to increase capacity by over 10,000 m.t./year. The company expects to complete the project in the second half of 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/PPG-to-increase-precipated-silica-capacity-at-Lake-Charles-by-10000-m-t-year_76223.html
January 7, 2016
The Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has given preliminary approval for the construction of a polyethylene (PE) plant at La Porte, TX, by LyondellBasell. The company applied for permission in November 2013....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/TCEQ-gives-LyondellBasell-preliminary-approval-for-La-Porte-PE-project_76227.html
January 6, 2016
CB&I today announced that it has been awarded a contract by Hebei Haiwei Group for the license and basic engineering design of a polypropylene (PP) unit to be built at Jingxian in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/CB-and-I-awarded-contract-for-polypropylene-project-in-China_76194.html
January 5, 2016
Air Liquide will build and operate a facility consisting of a carbon dioxide (CO2) production unit and a cogeneration unit in Colombia in the context of a contract with Coca-Cola Femsa...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Air-Liquide-to-enter-Colombias-industrial-gases-market-builds-facility_76176.html
December 30, 2015
Aberdeen International (Toronto), a resource investment firm and merchant bank, has closed a share-purchase agreement with Rodinia Lithium (Toronto) to purchase all of the shares of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Aberdeen-International-acquires-potash-lithium-brine-project-in-Argentina_76114.html
December 30, 2015
Methanex says that on 27 December it started producing methanol from its newly completed 1-million m.t./year Geismar 2 plant at Geismar, LA. The plant has bene relocated from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Methanex-starts-up-second-relocated-methanol-plant-at-Geismar_76108.html
December 28, 2015
Biological crop nutrition firm Agrinos (Oslo) announced Monday that it will build a microbial production facility at Clackamas, OR. The 28,000–square foot facility will...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Agrinos-plans-Oregon-microbial-production-plant_76075.html
December 23, 2015
Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals (Mumbai) has announced plans to sell its noncore shipping business to fund a world-scale fertilizer project at its Gadepan, Rajasthan State, India...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Chambal-Fertilisers-to-sell-shipping-business-to-fund-ammonia-urea-project_76039.html
January 4, 2016
CB&I said on Tuesday that it has been awarded a contract by Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Refinery to provide its Catofin technology. The project scope includes the license and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Hengli-to-use-Catofin-technology-to-build-largest-dehydrogenation-plant_76018.html
December 29, 2015
Agrium has announced the completion of its proving run for a 1-million m.t./year expansion at its Vanscoy, SK potash facility. The Canpotex (Saskatoon, SK) proving run has established...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Agrium-completes-potash-expansion-raises-Canpotexs-tonnage_76013.html
December 21, 2015
Samsung Engineering has signed a $552-million contract with the newly created fuel-processing subsidiary of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City) covering the second phase of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Pemex-awards-refinery-revamp-contract-to-Samsung-Engineering_75992.html
December 18, 2015
Samsung Engineering on Friday announced that Lotte Chemical has awarded it a contract for a 700,000-m.t./year ethylene glycol (EG) plant at Lake Charles, LA. Samsung earlier received...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Lotte-awards-EG-plant-contract-to-Samsung-Engineering_75970.html
December 18, 2015
Dow Chemical said on Friday that its new world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit located at the company’s Oyster Creek site in Freeport, Texas, has begun commercial operations....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Dows-Freeport-TX-PDH-plant-begins-production_75980.html
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