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August 28, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest and one of Asia’s leading petrochemical firms, has signed two agreements to carry out engineering studies to develop a propylene oxide (PO) joint venture project with Toyota Tsusho Corp. (TTC; Nagoya, Japan) and for a polyether polyols complex to be jointly developed with TTC and Sanyo Chemical Industries (SCI; Kyoto). The PO plant is expected to have the capacity to produce 200,000 m.t./year, and the polyether polyols plant would be designed for 130,000 m.t./year. The complex would be located on the Hemaraj Eastern industrial estate at Rayong, Thailand, and will require an investment of approximately $1 billion....
August 28, 2015
Iran has provided more information about a $12-billion petrochemical hub at Chabahar, on the Gulf of Oman, which will add to the company’s major petrochemical operations at Assaluyeh...
August 28, 2015
Verkhnekamsk Potash, a member of the Acron Group (Velikiy Novgorod, Russia), has received approval from Glavgosexpertiza (Moscow), Russia’s main expert review board, for the design...
August 28, 2015
Tosoh has broken ground on a high-silica zeolites plant at the Teluk Kalong industrial estate in Terengganu State, Malaysia. The 325-million Malaysian ringgits ($79.6 million) facility...
August 14, 2015
Orpic (Muscat) says bidding is under way for four engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) packages for the company’s previously announced Liwa plastics project....
August 14, 2015
Sabic has shelved a project to build a world-scale acrylonitrile complex at Al Jubail because of escalating costs, according to press reports. The facility, first announced in 2011...
August 14, 2015
A consortium of three Indian companies has confirmed previously announced plans to build an ammonia-urea manufacturing complex in Iran. The project is expected to cost $783 million and...
August 14, 2015
Sibur (Moscow) has started preparatory work on an investment project to ramp up production of methyl tert -butyl ether (MTBE) at the company’s Togliatti, Russia, site. Sibur plans to...
August 14, 2015
Circum Minerals (Bermuda) has announced that the definitive feasibility study for the Danakil potash project in Ethiopia, which would be one of the world’s largest potash producers...
July 31, 2015
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, has announced that Ningxia Baota Chemical Fiber (Yinchuan, China) will use the latest-generation UOP technologies and equipment to build an energy-efficient petrochemical complex at Yinchuan. The complex will produce aromatics and gasoline and is expected online in 2018....
July 31, 2015
BASF and Petronas Chemicals will build a world-scale production plant for highly reactive polyisobutene (HR-PIB) at the site of the companies’ BASF Petronas Chemicals joint venture...
July 31, 2015
Solvay has signed an agreement with Russian investment company Siberwood to examine constructing a hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant in Russia using Solvay’s myH2O2 technology. The...
July 31, 2015
GS Engineering & Construction (Seoul) has signed a contract with Korea Petrochemical Industry Co. (KPIC; Seoul) to expand a naphtha cracker at Onsan, South Korea. The contract is...
July 31, 2015
Investimus Foris (Vilnius, Lithuania) plans to invest $265 million to convert an idle biofuels refinery in Grant Parish, LA, into an ammonia manufacturing facility, company chairman...
July 31, 2015
Altana’s additives and measuring instruments subsidiary is to build production facilities in the Fengxian district of Shanghai. Altana has selected Tebodin’s (The Hague) China unit...
July 17, 2015
Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by SKS (Kuala Lumpur)—together with Petromin (Jidda, Saudi Arabia), a producer of lubricants; and another Asian partner—to supply consultancy services for a proposed refinery and petrochemical complex at Kedah State, Malaysia....
July 17, 2015
CB&I has been awarded a contract by Carbon Holdings (Cairo) for the license and basic engineering design of an ethylbenzene and styrene plant to be built at Ain Sokhna, Egypt. The...
July 17, 2015
Sibur’s (Moscow) investment committee has approved plans to expand a raw natural gas liquids (NGLs) processing facility at Tobolsk, Russia, that is expected to increase the site’s...
July 17, 2015
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), part of the TAIF Group (Kazan, Russia), has decided to divide its previously announced $9-billion petrochemicals project into two...
July 6, 2015
BASF has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a world-scale chemical catalysts production facility at the company’s site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park at Caojing, China. The...
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