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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....
October 9, 2015
Total has confirmed that it is discussing with the Iraqi government constructing a petrochemicals complex in that country. The confirmation follows a local report that says the...
October 9, 2015
Fertilizer firm Krishak Bharati Cooperative (Kribhco; New Delhi) is diversifying into phosphate and potash fertilizers from its current, urea-only portfolio. The company says it will...
October 9, 2015
A groundbreaking ceremony took place recently in the presence of Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus, for a previously announced potash project launched by Slavkali, a company...
September 28, 2015
BP has agreed to license its latest-generation purified terephthalic acid (PTA) technology to Ningxia Baota Chemical Fiber, a majority-owned subsidiary of Baota Petrochemical Group (Yinchuan, China), making the licensing the third such to separate clients to date...
September 28, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC), Mitsubishi Corp., and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) have reached a final investment decision with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and...
September 28, 2015
Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland), a leading producer of chemicals, has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 320-million Polish zlotych ($85.5 million) nylon-6 manufacturing complex at...
September 28, 2015
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (Płock, Poland), says that Unipetrol’s Litvinov, Czech Republic, steam cracker, which was taken off-line on 13 August following a fire...
September 28, 2015
Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by Yuhuang Chemical Inc. (YCI; Houston), a subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical, for YCI’s first major project in the United...
September 11, 2015
BP has agreed to license its latest-generation purified terephthalic acid (PTA) technology to Oman International Petrochemical Industries Co. (Ompet), a joint venture among Oman Oil (Muscat), LG International (Seoul), and Takamul Investment (Athaiba, Oman). Ompet intends to build a 1.1-million m.t./year plant at Sohar, Oman, to produce PTA, the primary feedstock for polyesters used in the textile and packaging industry....
September 11, 2015
EuroChem (Zug, Switzerland), a leading fertilizer company, says that its subsidiary Phosphorit has commenced constructing an ammonia plant at Kingisepp, Russia. The plant will have a...
September 11, 2015
The Indian government has invited companies to build and operate a world-scale, gas-based ammonia-urea complex at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh State. The facility will be designed to...
September 11, 2015
CB&I has been awarded an early works contract by LACC, a joint venture between Axiall and Lotte Chemical (Seoul), to provide additional detailed engineering and early procurement...
September 11, 2015
ICI Pakistan (Karachi) says that its board has approved a phased expansion of 150,000 m.t/year at the company’s light soda ash plant at Khewra, Punjab Province, Pakistan, at a cost...
September 11, 2015
Borouge, a 60-40 joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis (Vienna), has selected Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland), a technology, engineering, and project management...
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....
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