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November 20, 2015
Uzbekneftegaz (Tashkent), the state-owned energy company of Uzbekistan, is studying plans to build an aromatics complex. The company and Samsung Engineering have signed a memorandum of...
November 20, 2015
Nippon Shokubai says that its European subsidiary has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a previously announced expansion of the company’s superabsorbent polymer (SAP) plant and construction of an acrylic acid unit at Zwijndrecht, Belgium....
November 20, 2015
Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok) has informed the Stock Exchange of Thailand that Qatar Petroleum (QP; Doha) may exit the companies’ $4.5-billion Long Son Petrochemical joint venture...
November 20, 2015
Kuraray will expand production at the company’s Saijo, Japan, plant for optical-use Poval film, a base film for polarized film, an essential component of LCDs. Poval is the brand...
November 20, 2015
Salalah Methanol Co. (SMC) has prequalified eight engineering and construction firms to build a previously announced ammonia plant in the Salalah Free Zone of Oman. The facility will...
November 13, 2015
Two export-oriented methanol plants are being planned at the Port of Ust-Luga, near Saint Petersburg, Russia, targeting mainly European markets. The investors have secured land and are in talks with Gazprom (Moscow) to source gas feedstock....
November 6, 2015
Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp. (Dar es Salaam) has entered into a joint venture with a consortium of Ferrostaal Industrial Projects (Essen, Germany), Haldor Topsoe, and Fauji...
November 6, 2015
Sojitz (Tokyo) has agreed with NPCP Holdings (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea), a state-owned oil company, to establish a joint venture that will develop a methanol manufacturing...
November 6, 2015
BASF will more than double its chlorine capacity based on membrane-cell technology at Ludwigshafen. The company will add 250,000 m.t./year of capacity to the membrane-cell plant at the...
November 6, 2015
Givaudan has laid the foundation for a flavors manufacturing facility at Pune, India. The ceremony was attended by Bhushan Gagrani, CEO of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corp....
October 30, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical plans to invest a total of ¥20 billion ($165.2 million) in its silicones business in Japan, the company has announced. At the Gunma complex, the company’s largest production base in the country, Shin-Etsu will invest ¥12 billion to build facilities for several types of silicones to be produced in small quantities for specialty applications, as well as other silicones used in the automotive, cosmetics, chemicals, and health-care industries....
October 30, 2015
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has selected the preferred bidders for its previously announced Liwa plastics complex. The selected companies are a...
October 30, 2015
Ube Industries will double capacity for polycarbonate diol in Thailand in response to demand from China and Southeast Asia. Ube Industries commands 60% of the worldwide market for the...
October 30, 2015
Pirelli (Milan), Rosneft (Moscow), and Synthos (Oswiecim, Poland) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) covering future cooperation in a previously announced synthetic rubber...
October 23, 2015
Cytec Industries has selected Fluor for the engineering, procurement, and construction management of a new high-performance adhesives manufacturing facility at Cytec’s Wrexham, UK...
October 23, 2015
Fluor has announced that its joint venture team was selected by Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) as the preferred bidder for two engineering, procurement, and construction...
October 23, 2015
Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW; Kalama, WA), a company owned by Chinese investors, has significantly scaled up its planned investment to build methanol capacity in the US Pacific Northwest....
October 23, 2015
Total and its partner Saudi Aramco are interested in expanding their Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical (Satorp) joint venture at Al Jubail. “Total remains interested in...
October 23, 2015
A groundbreaking ceremony for an emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (ESBR) plant took place recently at Assaluyeh, Iran. Sadaf Petrochemical Assaluyeh is building the plant, Iran’s...
October 9, 2015
The previously announced acquisition by Sinopec, China’s largest petrochemicals company, of a stake in Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals player, is expected to be completed by 1 December, subject to antitrust approvals, says Dmitry Konov, CEO of Sibur....
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