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Report: Large-scale refinery, petrochemical complex planned off eastern coast of China

10:11 AM MDT | April 29, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Zhejiang Petrochemical, a subsidiary of Rongsheng Holding Group (Hangzhou, China) has awarded a designing contract to three firms, including China Huanqiu Contracting and Engineering (Beijing) and Luoyang Petrochemical Engineering (LPE; Luoyang, China), a...

Linde sales flat, profit up slightly on exchange rate effects; lower contribution from engineering division

3:03 AM MDT | April 29, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Linde has announced first-quarter 2016 operating profit of €991 million ($1.12 billion) compared with €1.01 billion in the year-ago quarter, a decrease of 1.9% year-on-year but an increase of 0.6% after adjusting for foreign currency effects...

Distribution

Brenntag to acquire specialties distributor in South Korea

April 29, 2016 | Ian Young

Brenntag says that it has agreed to acquire specialty chemicals distributor Whanee Corp. (Gwacheon, South Korea). Whanee serves mainly the South Korean market with a range of food and beverage ingredients with a focus on dairy, functional, and flavor-related...

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Engineering & Construction

Shaw Awarded Contract for Ethylene Expansion in Turkey

November 6, 2009 | Ian Young

The client is Petkim Petrokimiya....

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Information Technology

Air Liquide to invest €20 million in operations, optimization center in France

February 9, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Air Liquide will invest €20 million ($22.3 million) by 2017 in the deployment in France of Connect, a remote operations and optimization center. The center will control production and energy consumption while the on-site teams focus on the safety and...

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Logistics

N. America weekly chemical rail traffic droops 2.5% YOY

April 27, 2016 | Clay Boswell

During the week ended 23 April, chemical railcar traffic in North America totaled 43,123 carloads,  down 2.5% year-over-year (YOY) and down 3.0% from the previous week, according to data released on 27 April by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). However, chemical traffic continues to outperform, with volume for the year to-date increasing 0.7%, versus a 12.9% decline in all railcar traffic....

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