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March 27, 2015
Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Co. (Safco), a Sabic subsidiary, says that completing mechanical and construction work on its urea plant at Al Jubail has been delayed. Trial runs at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Safco-delays-starting-up-new-urea-plant_68966.html
March 26, 2015
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s leading producer of petrochemicals, said today that its board of directors on 23 March approved the company's 2015 capital expenditure budget of 64.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sibur-board-approves-2015-capital-expenditure-plan_68926.html
March 26, 2015
Solvay said on Wednesday that it plans to expand capacity at its hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant at Longview, WA, to meet growing demand from the pulp and paper industry in the Pacific...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Solvay-hikes-US-hydrogen-peroxide-capacity-to-meet-pulp-and-paper-electronics-demand_68923.html
March 25, 2015
Basic chemicals generated record earnings last year, but low crude oil prices have transformed the outlook for 2015 and beyond, according to Dave Witte, sr. v.p. and general manager at IHS Chemical. Supply curves have flattened, feedslates are heavier, and costs have dropped, reducing the competitive advantage of low-cost producers, he explains. The result is that margins have migrated downstream to consumers and away from feed-advantaged geographies and assets, he says....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/IHS-WPC-2015-Petchem-margins-to-remain-high-in-new-oil-environment_68908.html
March 25, 2015
Clariant has inaugurated a new manufacturing facility—acquired through its recent acquisition of health-care packaging company VitaPac (Dongguan, China)—at the Dongguan...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Clariant-inaugurates-packaging-facility-in-southeast-China_68895.html
March 25, 2015
Sika said today that it has opened a new mortar manufacturing facility in Dubai and a concrete admixture plant on Réunion Island, a French overseas region. Paul Schuler, Sika...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sika-opens-mortar-and-concrete-admixture-plants-in-Dubai-and-on-Reunion-Island_68880.html
March 25, 2015
Kuwait is anticipating its petrochemical revenues to drop 20% this year because of the slump in prices, but the country will not slow its investment projects, according to Asaad Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Kuwait-forecasts-lower-petchem-revenues-studies-for-new-projects-to-be-completed-end-of-year_68876.html
March 25, 2015
Asahi Glass (Tokyo) says that its subsidiary Phu My Plastics & Chemicals (PMPC) located in the Cai Mep industrial zone in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam, will increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Asahi-Glass-to-increase-PVC-production-capacity-in-Vietnam_68868.html
March 24, 2015
Linde's North America segment announced today the completion of its air separation unit (ASU) and associated supporting facilities at La Porte, TX. The ASU produces oxygen, nitrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Linde-commissions-air-separation-plant-at-La-Porte-TX_68845.html
March 24, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries today announced plans to expand triethylene glycol (TEG) production capacity at the company's existing ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycol (EG) plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/LyondellBasell-to-expand-triethylene-glycol-capacity-in-Texas_68844.html
March 23, 2015
The president of Dangote Group (Lagos), Aliko Dangote, has announced that the company will increase its Lagos-based refinery project’s throughput to 650, 000 bbl/day, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Reports-Nigeria-raises-capacity-of-refinery-petchems-project_68809.html
March 23, 2015
Evonik Industries said today that it is investing “a triple-digit-million euro” to increase production capacity for specialty silicones. The global investment initiative...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Evonik-Industries-expands-specialty-silicones-capacity-in-Germany-and-China_68804.html
March 19, 2015
GTC Technology (Houston) reiterated today that it plans to have its GT-BenZap licensed technology in place in 2016 for a 25,000-m.t./year benzene saturation unit at the Seydi Refinery...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/GTC-to-have-benzene-saturation-technology-in-place-at-Turkmenistan-refinery-in-2016_68717.html
March 19, 2015
BASF says that it has selected Freeport, TX, as the potential site of a 475,000-m.t./year, methane-to-propylene (MTP) complex that the company plans to build on the US Gulf Coast. The company has licensed Air Liquide’s proprietary Lurgi MegaMethanol and MTP technologies and contracted with Air Liquide to provide basic engineering services for the complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BASF-chooses-Freeport-TX-for-methane-to-propylene-complex-licenses-Air-Liquide-technology_68704.html
March 18, 2015
The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (Socar), following a bidding process, has awarded Fluor a contract to provide project management contractor services for Socar's new...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Fluor-awarded-oil-and-gas-processing-and-petrochemical-contract-in-Azerbaijan_68659.html
March 18, 2015
UPM Group, one of the world’s largest pulp and paper companies, has recently commissioned the first wood-based biorefinery producing renewable diesel at Lappeenranta, Finland...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/UPM-commissions-biorefinery-in-Finland_68666.html
March 17, 2015
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, said today that it has signed loan agreements totaling 19.38 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Petro-Rabigh-signs-loan-agreement-to-finance-expansion-details-timeline_68649.html
March 17, 2015
Albemarle announced today that it has entered into discussions with its Mideast partner Ali & Sons Oilfield Supplies & Services Co. (ASOS) to construct a manufacturing facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Albemarle-in-talks-for-Abu-Dhabi-FCC-catalyst-plant_68524.html
March 17, 2015
CB&I said today that it has been awarded contracts by Naftna industrija Srbije for the technology license and front-end engineering design of a delayed coker unit at Pancevo...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/CB-and-I-awarded-refinery-upgrade-contracts-in-Serbia_68589.html
March 16, 2015
Borealis today announced the closure of a 36.7-million reais ($11.4 million) financing agreement with the Brazilian development bank BNDES to finance expanding Borealis in Brazil. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Borealis-closes-financing-agreement-for-compounding-project-in-Brazil_68590.html
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