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BP Sells Stake in Secco to Sinopec

China: Petrochemicals

BP Sells Stake in Secco to Sinopec

04/28/2017 - BP has agreed to sell its 50 % stake in Shanghai Secco Petrochemical Company to Gaoqiao Petrochemical, a 100 % subsidiary of Sinopec, for a total consideration of $ 1.68 billion. read...

Metso's Emergency Shutdown Valves Safeguard Petrochemical Processes

Oman: Valves and Controls

Metso's Emergency Shutdown Valves Safeguard Petrochemical Processes

04/28/2017 - Metso announced that it will supply 400 Neles emergency shutdown (ESD) valves for an ethylene cracker as part of the new Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex (LPIC) Project in Sohar, Oman. read...

PCIC Europe

Bombshell in Automation – ABB to Acquire B&R

Automation Technologies

Bombshell in Automation – ABB to Acquire B&R

04/04/2017 - Automation company ABB announced the acquisition of B&R, the largest independent provider focused on product- and software-based, open-architecture solutions for machine and factory automation worldwide. read...

Ahoy Ex-Zones! Explosion Protection Equipments Sets Sails for Hazardous Waters

Explosion Protection

Ahoy Ex-Zones! Explosion Protection Equipments Sets Sails for Hazardous Waters

08/24/2016 - A fire fighting vessel in the heart of Europe's industrial and chemical clusters needs special equipment: Equipped with specialised technology, Europe’s latest high-tech fire-fighting boat is able to work in hazardous atmospheres, fighting fires, explosions and chemical accidents. Its secret? Explosion-protected electrical equipment and lighting by technology specialists Eaton. read...

Petrochemical Industry has Projects Worth 162 Billion in the Pipeline: Iran, China and US to Become Petro-Hotspots

Petrochemical Industry

Petrochemical Industry has Projects Worth 162 Billion in the Pipeline: Iran, China and US to Become Petro-Hotspots

06/01/2016 - The worldwide petrochemical industry will experience significant growths within the next five years, recent figures indicate – Yet, this growth is not equally distributed: While markets in China, the US or Iran are thriving… read...

Pharma & Food

Chemchina Reconfirms Timeline for Public Offers for Syngenta Shares and ADSs

Switzerland: Biotech Deal

Chemchina Reconfirms Timeline for Public Offers for Syngenta Shares and ADSs

04/28/2017 - With regard to their public offers for Syntgenta shares and ADSs, Chemchina reconfirmed on behalf of Offeror that all regulatory approvals and conditions required for the closing of the offers have been obtained or satisfied. read...

Automated Handling of Sensitive Products with Novel 3D Technology

Packaging Solution

Automated Handling of Sensitive Products with Novel 3D Technology

04/19/2017 - In order to expand its capacities and modernise its packaging line, those responsible for the location of a large biotechnology firm in the Netherlands were looking for a new system to pack vials and pens in different configurations. Automating this small-component packaging task would open up the possibility of increasing efficiency and saving production costs. At the same time, the chosen packaging solution needed to offer a high level of flexibility and precise handling. read...

Gea Opens Pharma Solids Center in Belgium

Belgium: Pharmaceuticals

Gea Opens Pharma Solids Center in Belgium

04/19/2017 - Gea has invested in a new multimillion-Euro solid dosage facility. In May this year, the company will officially open its recently expanded Pharma Solids Center (GPSC) in Wommelgem, Belgium. read...

Powder Bulk Handling

Drying Without Contamination

Vacuum Dryer

Drying Without Contamination

04/14/2017 - Vacuum tray dryer with the fast washing system for cleaning of all internal parts — Producers demand for their batch process best results, safety, ergonomics and flexibility. To secure this Italian expert for vacuum drying has equipped its vacuum tray dryer with a fast washing system and some other important innovations. read...

Heat Transfer

New Nano-Coatings Facilitate Maintenance of Heat Exchangers

Germany: Nano-Materials

New Nano-Coatings Facilitate Maintenance of Heat Exchangers

04/21/2017 - At the Hannover Messe, the Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM) will be introducing new nano-coatings that reduce the effort required for cleaning heat exchangers as well as their corrosion. In these new coatings, the research scientists combine antiadhesive, anticorrosive and, on demand, also antimicrobial properties. read...

Business & Economics

Yara and Norcem Award Contracts for Carbon Capture Study to Aker Solutions

Norway: CO2-Capture

Yara and Norcem Award Contracts for Carbon Capture Study to Aker Solutions

04/28/2017 - Aker Solutions won contracts for concept studies for carbon capture at Yara's ammonia plant on Herøya and Norcem's cement production facility in Brevik, Norway. read...

Lubrizol Chooses Jacobs for EPC Services in Deer Park Facility

USA: Polyisobutylene Production

Lubrizol Chooses Jacobs for EPC Services in Deer Park Facility

04/28/2017 - Jacobs has been selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for Lubrizol’s new Polyisobutylene (PIB) unit in Deer Park, Texas. read...

Positive Short-Term Outlook for EU Chemical Sector

Belgium: Chemical Production

Positive Short-Term Outlook for EU Chemical Sector

04/26/2017 - Cefic Chemical Trends Report (CTR) — a monthly economic snapshot of the European chemical sector in Europe — shows a spike in output in many chemical subsectors during the first two months of 2017 (year-on-year). read...

Water Treatment

Amec Foster Wheeler Awarded $ 48.4 Million Contract for Upgrades in US Water Treatment Plant

USA: Water Treatment

Amec Foster Wheeler Awarded $ 48.4 Million Contract for Upgrades in US Water Treatment Plant

04/10/2017 - Amec Foster Wheeler announces that it has been awarded a $ 48.4 million design-build contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to upgrade the water treatment plant at the Bunker Hill Superfund site near Kellogg, Idaho. read...

Oil & Gas

China's Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical Awards Refinery Contract to CB&I

China: Refining and Petrochemicals

China's Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical Awards Refinery Contract to CB&I

04/26/2017 - CB&I has been awarded a contract by Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical (ZPC) for the license and engineering design of a single-train 220 kta diphenyl carbonate (DPC) unit for a refining and petrochemical complex in China. read...