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July 9, 2015
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), a leading Russian producer of petrochemicals and part of the local TAIF Group (Kazan), has decided to divide its planned $9-billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Russian-petchems-firm-NKNK-splits-$9-billion-cracker-project-into-two-phases_72038.html
July 9, 2015
Sekisui Chemical (Tokyo) says that its previously announced joint venture with Lubrizol, for manufacturing chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resin in Thailand, is now operational...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Lubrizol-Sekisui-chlorinated-PVC-joint-venture-in-Thailand-becomes-operational_72036.html
July 9, 2015
Asahi Kasei Fibers says it will build a production facility for its Bemliese cellulose nonwoven fabric at Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. The product is the only...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Asahi-Kasei-to-build-plant-for-cellulose-nonwoven-fabric-in-Japan_72033.html
July 9, 2015
Amec Foster Wheeler said on Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract by SKS (Kuala Lumpur)—together with Petromin (Jidda, Saudi Arabia), a producer of lubricants; and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Amec-Foster-Wheeler-awarded-feasibility-study-for-refinery-and-petrochemicals-project-in-Malaysia_72000.html
July 8, 2015

G2X Energy hopes to begin building its Lake Charles, LA, methanol project, Big Lake Fuels, by the end of 2015. The company says it has received all necessary state and federal permits.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/G2X-Energy-aims-to-begin-construction-of-Lake-Charles-methanol-plant-by-year-end_72014.html
July 7, 2015
Oman has asked engineering companies to submit proposals for a previously announced, world-scale acetic acid project, planned at Duqm, Oman, by a joint venture between Oman Oil Co. and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Oman-progresses-with-Duqm-acetic-acid-project_71974.html
July 7, 2015
Sadara, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, said on Tuesday that it entered into an electrical power supply agreement with Saudi Electricity Co. on 6 July. Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sadara-signs-electricity-supply-deal-with-Saudi-Electricity-Co-_71973.html
July 7, 2015
Bayer CropScience plans to invest $50 million to expand capacity at its Muskegon, MI, manufacturing plant. The company earlier this month held a ceremony to kick off the expansion...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Bayer-CropScience-invests-$50-million-in-Michigan-expansion-project_71972.html
July 7, 2015
Koppers International (Pittsburgh; Koppers) says its majority-owned jv Koppers Jiangsu Carbon Chemical Co. (KJCC; Jiangsu, China) has restructured a soft-pitch supply agreement with C-Chem Jiangsu Needle Coke Co. (CJNC; Jiangsu, China) for a one-time payment of $30 million. CJNC’s facility have not begun operations as planned, and KJCC has had to sell its product into “a challenging domestic market” since July 2014, Koppers explains....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Koppers-revises-supply-agreement-with-C-Chem-for-$30-million_71982.html
July 7, 2015
Metso's (Helsinki) solenoid valves have been chosen by Daelim (Seoul), a South Korean engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, to ensure highly reliable emergency...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Daelim-selects-emergency-shutdown-valves-for-Orpic-project_71977.html
July 7, 2015
Neste Jacobs and Industrija nafte (INA; Zagreb) have signed an agreement for Neste Jacobs provide consulting services in INA’s residue upgrading program at the Rijeka refinery in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Neste-Jacobs-ordered-to-upgrade-refinery-in-Croatia_71965.html
July 6, 2015
Western Potash Corp (Vancouver) said on Monday that Beijing Tairui Innovation Capital Management has agreed to make a strategic equity investment of C$80 million ($63.2 million) in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Chinese-private-equity-firm-makes-offer-to-buy-majority-stake-in-Western-Potash_71957.html
July 6, 2015
Sabic and SK Global Chemical (Seoul) said on Sunday that they have finalized an agreement to form an equally owned joint venture, Sabic SK Nexlene (Singapore), which will build Nexlene...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sabic-and-SK-Global-Chemical-finalize-Nexlene-PE-joint-venture_71882.html
July 6, 2015
S-Oil (Seoul), a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, has announced an investment of 129 trillion South Korean won ($114.9 million) covering detailed design prior to the final investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/S-Oil-proceeds-with-next-stage-of-petchems-diversification-project_71881.html
July 6, 2015
Toyo Engineering and Inti Karya Persada Tehnik (IKPT) said on Monday that they have been awarded a contract by PT Synthetic Rubber Indonesia for a synthetic rubber complex to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Toyo-Engineering-and-IKPT-to-build-synthetic-rubber-manufacturing-complex-in-Indonesia_71887.html
July 5, 2015
Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer (BCPL) has begun the commissioning of its long-delayed Assam cracker project at Lepetkata, India. Three units—the gas sweetening unit, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Assam-gas-cracker-project-in-commissioning-phase_71883.html
July 3, 2015
Formosa Plastics Corp. USA, a Formosa Plastics Corp. (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) subsidiary, will build an additional polypropylene (PP) production line at its Point Comfort, TX, site. It will...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Formosa-to-add-PP-capacity-at-Point-Comfort_71875.html
July 2, 2015
Air Liquide will invest about €60 million ($66.6 million) to build an air separation unit (ASU) at Shandong, China with a capacity of 2,000 m.t./day of oxygen to supply Shandong...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Air-Liquide-to-invest-&euro60-million-to-build-ASU-at-smelter-site-in-China_71852.html
July 2, 2015
Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) says that it is increasing fertilizer production capacity and optimizing fertilizer production processes at Tarnów. The company will invest...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Grupa-Azoty-to-expand-fertilizer-granulation-at-Tarnow_71844.html
July 2, 2015
Sinopec Engineering has won three contracts for projects in Thailand and in China, the company has announced. In Thailand it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sinopec-Engineering-wins-contracts-in-Thailand-China-valued-at-about-$2-billion_71836.html
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