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June 26, 2015
AkzoNobel and Evonik Industries have confirmed plans, announced in 2014, to build and operate a membrane electrolysis facility to produce chlorine and potassium hydroxide (KOH)...
June 26, 2015
Braskem is at the preliminary engineering design phase of a world-scale polypropylene (PP) project that would be the company’s largest in the United States....
June 26, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical says it will construct a plant at Echizen, Japan, for producing photomask blanks, the base material of photomasks that are used as the patterning templates of...
June 26, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has laid a foundation stone for a new organic LEDs (OLEDs) materials production plant at Darmstadt. The unit will produce high-purity OLED materials for...
June 15, 2015
Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland), Poland’s leading producer of chemicals, has outlined an investment plan through 2021 for the company’s Puławy, Poland–based subsidiary, which...
June 15, 2015
Mexichem’s wholly owned subsidiary Vestolit (Marl, Germany), a producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), will expand specialty paste PVC capacity at the company’s site at Marl...
June 15, 2015
PetroVietnam Fertilizer and Chemicals (Hanoi) has signed an engineering, procurement, and construction contract with a consortium of Technip, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, and...
June 15, 2015
Khair Inorganic Chemical Industries Co. (InoChem), a Saudi joint stock company, has awarded Jacobs the second phase of the project management consultancy (PMC) services contract for a...
June 15, 2015
The Dangote Group (Lagos), one of the most diversified business conglomerates in Africa, is planning to build a $4-billion petrochemical complex at Lekki, Nigeria, near Lagos, CW has learned. The company recently announced that it would build an oil refinery there in a separate project....
May 29, 2015
Gulf Capital (Abu Dhabi) and Carbon Holdings (Cairo) have signed a debt-financing agreement to support three of Carbon Holdings’ previously announced projects at Ain Al Sokhna...
May 29, 2015
Daelim Industrial (Seoul) and Daewoo Engineering & Construction (Seoul) have together won a 3.5-trillion South Korean won ($3.16 billion) order to build a petrochemicals complex...
May 29, 2015
Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland) and Socar, Azerbaijan’s state-owned oil company, have signed an agreement for Neste Jacobs to act as the project management consultant (PMC) and...
May 29, 2015
Marubeni will market the output from a new export-oriented methanol plant in Russia, CW has learned. Baltic Gas Chemical Co. (BGC) is establishing the previously announced project, which has progressed to the engineering-study phase. The plant will be designed to produce 5,000 m.t./day of methanol using locally available natural gas feedstock....
May 29, 2015
KBR has been awarded a contract by Togliattiazot (ToAZ) to provide license, basic engineering design, and front-end engineering and design services to revamp ToAZ’s seven ammonia...
May 22, 2015
GS Engineering & Construction (GS E&C; Seoul) has informed the Korea Stock Exchange that it has canceled a $1.41-billion contract to build a polyethylene (PE) manufacturing...
May 22, 2015
Lotte Chemical (Seoul), South Korea’s third-largest producer of petrochemicals, trailing Hanwha Chemical and LG Chem, says that its joint venture steam cracker project in Louisiana with Axiall is expected onstream at the end of 2018. Speaking exclusively to CW on the sidelines of the 2015 Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference conference, held 7–8 May in Seoul, Soo Young Huh, president and CEO of Lotte Chemical, said that following the signing of an agreement to form Lotte Axiall Chemical, a 50-50 jv, to build the 1-million m.t./year ethane cracker at Lake Charles, LA, the companies have awarded the technology contract to Lummus, a unit of CB&I....
May 22, 2015
Jacobs has been awarded a four-year contract by Sadara, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, for engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM)...
May 22, 2015
Deepak Nitrite (Pune, India) has established a wholly owned subsidiary to manage a project to build a phenol-acetone plant at Dahej, India. The capacity of the phenol unit will be...
May 22, 2015
Petronas (Kuala Lumpur) is delaying starting up its $16-billion Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) project at Pengerang, Malaysia, until mid-2019 instead of...
May 8, 2015
Shell Chemicals has completed front-end engineering design (FEED) work on the company’s previously announced ethane cracker project at Monaca, PA, and is expected to make a final investment decision soon, Graham van’t Hoff, executive v.p. of Shell Chemicals, tells CW....
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