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March 31, 2014
CB&I today detailed its contract award by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat). CB&I’s contract, valued in excess of $40 million, covers the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/CB-and-I-details-Orpics-petchems-project-award-in-Oman_59933.html
March 31, 2014
Samsung Engineering announced today that it has been awarded a contract for the ENI Zubair oil field development project, worth $840 million. The signing ceremony was attended by...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Samsung-awarded-gas-and-oil-separation-plant-contract-in-Iraq_59928.html
March 28, 2014
Ineos’s plans, confirmed and detailed yesterday, to convert its Grangemouth, UK, olefins complex to consume cheap shale-based ethane feedstock imported from the United States...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Ineos-director-Grangemouth-ethane-investment-will-buy-15-years-of-competitiveness_59916.html
March 28, 2014
The United States will probably gain at least three new ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol facilities by 2018, says Tison Keel, director/ethylene oxide and derivatives at IHS Chemical. Although very little new capacity has been announced, favorable economics and ample feedstock make a strong case for investment, he says....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/IHS-WPC-Three-new-EG-plants-in-US-likely-by-2018_59906.html
March 28, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical announced today that it has opened a new manufacturing facility at its to produce up to 50,000 m.t./year of its SpectraSyn Elite–brand metallocene...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/ExxonMobil-opens-metallocene-polyalpha-olefin-facility-at-Baytown_59905.html
March 28, 2014
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), a major producer of petrochemicals, today reported lower earnings and revenues for full-year 2013, citing a slowdown in the global...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/NKNK-reports-lower-earnings-advances-cracker-project_59901.html
March 27, 2014
KBR announced today that it has been awarded the front-end engineering design contract by Emirates National Oil Processing Co. (EPCL) for the upgrade of its condensate refinery in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/KBR-awarded-FEED-contract-to-upgrade-Jebel-Ali-refinery_59875.html
March 26, 2014
Maire Tecnimont (Rome) today announced that, through some of its subsidiaries and in association with Archirodon Group,a leading construction contractor, it has signed an agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Tecnimont-signs-agreement-for-offsites-and-utilities-for-Tahrir-project-in-Egypt_59835.html
March 26, 2014
Invista announced today that it has broken ground on a new hexamethylenediamine (HMD) and nylon-6,6, polymer plants at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. These are a part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Invista-breaks-ground-on-Shanghai-nylon-66-expansion_59843.html
March 25, 2014
BASF Total Petrochemicals, a 60-40 joint venture between BASF and Total, on Monday announced the start-up of its 10th furnace at its steam cracker facility at Port Arthur, TX. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BASF-Total-Petrochemicals-commissions-new-cracker-furnace-at-Port-Arthur-TX_59813.html
March 24, 2014
Honeywell is to supply a new integrated control and safety system to Qatar Fuel Additives Co. (Qafac; Doha). The overhaul will help the Mesaieed, Qatar–based complex reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Honeywell-to-help-improve-operations-at-Qafacs-methanol-and-MTBE-plants-in-Qatar_59779.html
March 24, 2014
Bayer CropScience said today that it will spend approximately €18 million ($24.8 million) to substantially expand its site at Wismar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State, Germany, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Bayer-to-expand-production-of-biological-crop-protection-products-in-Germany_59792.html
March 24, 2014
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has selected CB&I to carry out front-end engineering and design (FEED) on its previously announced $3.6-billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Oman-selects-CB-and-I-for-FEED-and-cracker-technology-Engineers-India-for-project-management_59789.html
March 24, 2014
Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative (Iffco; New Delhi) is advancing plans for a previously announced nitrogen fertilizer complex in Canada. Ganotech, the main engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Indian-fertilizer-producer-advances-ammonia-urea-project-in-Canada_59787.html
March 24, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience broke ground today for a new hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) plant at Shanghai. The company first announced the project in 2011. The plant, with capacity for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Bayer-MaterialScience-holds-groundbreaking-ceremony-for-new-HDI-plant-at-Shanghai_59786.html
March 24, 2014
JGC (Yokohama) said today that it, together with partners GS Engineering & Construction (Seoul) and SK Engineering & Construction (Seoul), has received an award...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/JGC-consortium-awarded-large-order-for-clean-fuels-project-in-Kuwait_59785.html
March 23, 2014
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA; Washington) says it has awarded a grant to the Nigerian conglomerate Honeywell Group (Lagos) for a project that will assess different product...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/US-funds-study-for-Nigerian-gas-based-petchems-and-fertilizer-projects_59780.html
March 21, 2014
Uralchem (Moscow), a major fertilizer producer, said today that it had raised its investments by 5.5% last year, to $174 million. Of that total, 48% was spent on investment projects...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Uralchem-ups-spending-on-capital-projects_59755.html
March 21, 2014

Oxea has begun basic engineering for a 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) unit and a propanol unit at its Bay City, TX, facility. Both are scheduled to start up in late 2016, the company says. The new units are additional to an ongoing expansion that will increase the Bay City plant’s output of butanol and propanol by 25% in the second half of 2014.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Oxea-plans-2-EH-and-propanol-expansions-at-Bay-City_59762.html
March 20, 2014
Eastman Chemical Company (Kingsport, TN) plans to increase capacity for the production of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) at its Longview, TX, site by 20,000 m.t./year. The company expects to complete the project, which will bring the site’s total 2-EH capacity to 57,000 m.t./year, in the fourth quarter. To support the expansion, Eastman will also be increasing Longview’s capacity for the production of precursor butyraldehyde by 25,000 m.t./year....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Eastman-to-expand-2-EH-capacity-at-Longview_59715.html
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