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October 2, 2013
BASF, the third-largest agricultural chemicals producer, behind Syngenta and Bayer CropScience, has raised its 2020 crop protection sales targets to €8 billion ($10.8 billion)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BASF-raises-2020-crop-protection-sales-targets-ups-investments_55574.html
October 2, 2013
Williams (Tulsa, OK) and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (Houston) have signed joint venture agreements to continue development of their Moss Lake LPG Terminal in the Lake Charles, LA, region. The facility, which is being designed to store 900,000 bbl of fully refrigerated propane and butane, could go online as soon as late 2015, the partners said on 1 October....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Williams-Boardwalk-to-continue-development-of-Moss-Lake-LPG-Terminal_55559.html
October 1, 2013
Air Liquide will invest €45 million ($60.8 million) to build an air separation unit (ASU) at Altos Hornos de Mexico's (Ahmsa; Monclova, Mexico) site at Monclova, located about 200...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Air-Liquide-to-invest-&euro45-million-in-construction-of-air-separation-unit-in-northern-Mexico_55365.html
October 1, 2013
Solvay announced plans today to build its first sodium bicarbonate production plant in Asia/Pacific. The plant will be constructed at Solvay’s existing production site at Map Ta...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Solvay-to-build-Southeast-Asias-first-sodium-bicarbonate-plant_55496.html
October 1, 2013
Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco’s joint-venture megaproject, Sadara Chemical, is on budget and on schedule, with 90% of the engineering, 70% of the procurement, and 20-25% of the construction complete, says William Weideman, CFO of Dow Chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sadara-megaproject-on-schedule-for-2015-says-Dow_55464.html
September 30, 2013
Arkema, the world’s second-largest producer of organic peroxides; and Saudi investment company Watan Industrial Investment have signed an agreement for the construction of an...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Arkema-and-Watan-Industrial-Investment-form-organic-peroxides-JV-in-Saudi-Arabia_55505.html
September 30, 2013
Partners in the H2 Mobility initiative in Germany—including Air Liquide, Daimler (Stuttgart, Germany), Linde, OMV (Vienna), Shell, and Total—have announced an expansion in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Hydrogen-refueling-initiative-expanded-in-Germany_55503.html
September 30, 2013
PPG Industries plans to invest $60 million in a new manufacturing facility and commercial operation for its coatings businesses in the Lipetsk region of Russia, the company announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/PPG-to-invest-$60-million-in-industrial-and-performance-coatings-plant-in-Russia_55498.html
September 30, 2013
The construction of a gas-chemical complex in the Amur region of Russia’s far east planned by Gazprom (Moscow) could begin in 2015, according to local reports. The region's...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Gazprom-to-begin-constructing-chemicals-and-helium-complex-in-Russias-far-east-in-2015_55493.html
September 27, 2013
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar) has announced that it has commenced operations at its International Polymers Co. (IPC) affiliate. Operations began on...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sipchem-begins-commissioning-of-EVA-LDPE-complex_55475.html
September 27, 2013
Nizhnekamskneftekhim, (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), one of Russia’s leading petrochemicals players, plans to begin constructing a previously announced petrochemical complex next...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Russian-firm-NKNK-to-begin-constructing-cracker-project-next-year_55471.html
September 27, 2013
United Petrochemical Co. (UPC; Moscow), a subsidiary of Sistema (Moscow), the largest publicly traded diversified holding company in Russia and CIS, says that it has signed...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Alpek-and-United-Petrochemical-form-PTA-and-PET-manufacturing-JV-in-Russia_55470.html
September 26, 2013
Airgas’ subsidiary Airgas Carbonic announced it has signed a long-term agreement for the supply of liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) from Ace Ethanol’s (Stanley, WI) recently...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Airgas-signs-carbon-dioxide-with-Wisconsin-ethanol-firm_55199.html
September 25, 2013
Novomer (Waltham, MA) has won a $5-million grant from the Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative to scale up a new process for the production of acrylic acid from ethylene and carbon dioxide. The company has partnered with a major industrial gas producer on the project, and discussions with chemical partners are underway, says Michael Slowik, director/chemicals at Novomer....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Novomer-aims-to-scale-ethylene-to-acrylic-on-US-Gulf-Coast-by-2017_55397.html
September 25, 2013
Dow today announced several capacity hikes within its polyurethanes (PUs) business at Freeport, TX, and Map Ta Phut. Capital costs have not been disclosed. At Freeport, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Dow-PUs-announces-capacity-hikes-in-Texas-Thailand_55424.html
September 25, 2013
Enterprise Products Partners plans to expand the capacity of its liquefied petroleum gas export terminal at Houston to load fully refrigerated, low-ethane propane, the company said today. The expansion will increase Enterprise’s loading capacity by 1.5 million bbl/month, to approximately 9 million bbl/month. Enterprise expects to complete the project in the first quarter of 2015.
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http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Enterprise-to-expand-propane-export-capacity_55423.html
September 25, 2013
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals producer, is poised to begin operations at the company’s newly commissioned propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sibur-readies-PDH-plant-to-decide-on-large-Tobolsk-project-before-year-end_55422.html
September 25, 2013
Shell has selected Ascension Parish, LA, as the site for a possible gas-to-liquids facility, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal announced on 24 September. If built, the facility would produce transportation fuels and other products, such as specialty waxes and feedstocks for lubricants, plastics, and detergents....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Shell-selects-Louisiana-site-for-$12-5-billion-GTL-facility_55421.html
September 25, 2013
The Taiwanese government has decided to lift the ban on Taiwanese companies investing in upstream projects in China, including olefins plants. Sources in Taipei tell CW that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Taiwan-lifts-ban-on-cracker-projects-in-Mainland-China-Gulei-to-go-first_55419.html
September 25, 2013
AkzoNobel says it will invest a total of over €50 million ($67 million) to build new manufacturing facilities at Chengdu, China, for its powder coatings and decorative paints...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/AkzoNobel-to-build-powder-coatings-decorative-paints-facilities-in-China_55413.html
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