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Commissioning of the Largest Chemicals Complex Built in a Single Phase

Saudi Arabia: Speciality Chemicals

Commissioning of the Largest Chemicals Complex Built in a Single Phase

08/16/2017 - Sadara, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, announced the commissioning of the last of its 26 plants: an isocyanates section currently producing crude quantities of toluene di isocyanate (TDI) and other specialty chemicals. read...

Joint Venture to Build Vietnam's First Petrochemical Complex

Vietnam: Petrochemicals

Joint Venture to Build Vietnam's First Petrochemical Complex

08/15/2017 - Deal Street Asia reports that a joint venture between Siam Cement and Petro Vietnam plans to invest $ 5.6 billion in Vietnam’s first petrochemical complex. read...

Lanxess Expects Upward-Trend to Continue

Germany: Speciality Chemicals

Lanxess Expects Upward-Trend to Continue

08/14/2017 - Specialty chemicals company Lanxess continues to expect the highest earnings in the company’s history for the current financial year. Global sales of the company increased by almost 30 % to € 2.5 billion, up from € 1.9 billion a year earlier. read...

CB&I to Sell Technology Business

USA: Energy Industry Solutions

CB&I to Sell Technology Business

08/14/2017 - Infrastructure and technology provider CB&I intends to sell their Technology business and is targeting to close the transaction by the end of the 2017 calendar year. read...

Johnson Matthey Opens Ceramic 3D Printing Facility in the UK

UK: 3D Printing

Johnson Matthey Opens Ceramic 3D Printing Facility in the UK

08/14/2017 - Johnson Matthey announced the opening of a new ceramic 3D printing facility in the UK, in order to boost the development and understanding of processes an materials involved in this technology. read...

Ineos Styrolution Steps Up Compounding Production in India

India: Polymer Production

Ineos Styrolution Steps Up Compounding Production in India

08/14/2017 - Global styrenics producer Ineos Styrolution, announced plans to increase its compounding capacity for engineering plastics by an additional 34,000 metric tonnes per annum at its Moxi plant located in Gujarat, India. read...

Tüpraş Chose Jacobs' Solutions for Three Refineries

Turkey: Sulfur Processing

Tüpraş Chose Jacobs' Solutions for Three Refineries

08/14/2017 - Jacobs Engineering Group proprietary Euroclaus sulfur recovery technology was selected by Tüpraş for its new sulfur recovery units that will be installed in the company’s Izmit, Izmir and Kirikkale refineries in Turkey. read...

China Steps Up Research in Large-Scale Hemp Production

China: Natural Fibers

China Steps Up Research in Large-Scale Hemp Production

08/11/2017 - China's Heilongjiang Province massively increases efforts to make hemp fibres a large-scale alternative to cotton. Additionally, experts work on hemp foods and pharmaceuticals. Western companies are invited to participate in the hemp boom. read...

Phosphate Megaproject in Saudi Arabia Begins Production

Saudi Arabia: Mining

Phosphate Megaproject in Saudi Arabia Begins Production

08/11/2017 - Ma’aden Wa’ad Al-Shamal Phosphate Company’s (MWSPC) Umm Wu’al Phosphate Project in Saudi Arabia has started production of ammonia, merchant-grade acid and fertilizer. read...

Jacobs Will Manage Construction of Chevron's US Refineries and Terminals

USA: Downstream Production

Jacobs Will Manage Construction of Chevron's US Refineries and Terminals

08/11/2017 - Jacobs Engineering signed a Master Services Agreement (MSA) expansion amendment with Chevron Products Company to provide elective construction management (CM) services on an as-needed basis at the company’s refineries located in El Segundo and Richmond, California, Pascagoula, Mississippi, and Salt Lake City, as well as at various terminals throughout the US. read...

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