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Exxon Mobil Decides on Multi-Billion Dollar Expansion into Higher-Value Lube Base Stocks and Distillates

Singapore: Expansion Project

Exxon Mobil Decides on Multi-Billion Dollar Expansion into Higher-Value Lube Base Stocks and Distillates

02/04/2019 - Exxon Mobil has made a final investment decision on a multi-billion dollar expansion of its integrated manufacturing complex in Singapore to convert fuel oil and other bottom-of-the-barrel crude products into higher-value lube base stocks and distillates. read...

Mcdermott Awarded Contracts in Indonesia and Trinidad & Tobago

Engineering Contracts

Mcdermott Awarded Contracts in Indonesia and Trinidad & Tobago

30/01/2019 - Mcdermott has been awarded a sizeable technology contract by PT Chandra Asri Perkasa for the detailed engineering of 8 proprietary SRT (Short Residence Time) ethylene cracking heaters at the Chandra Asri Perkasa (CAP2) ethylene plant in Cilegon, Indonesia. The engineering company also announced an EPC contract awarded by BP Trinidad & Tobago of the Cassia Compression Platform. read...

Neste Completes PMC Project at Greenfield Fertilizer Plant

Azerbaijan: Project Management

Neste Completes PMC Project at Greenfield Fertilizer Plant

23/01/2019 - Neste Engineering Solutions has completed a PMC project for Socar, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan. The greenfield ammonia-urea fertilizer plant in Sumgayit was inaugurated on January 16, 2019. The start-up of the production plant is now completed and production is in operation. read...

Zhejiang Chooses Honeywell for Largest Petrochemicals Project in China

China: Technology Licensing

Zhejiang Chooses Honeywell for Largest Petrochemicals Project in China

21/01/2019 - Zhejiang Petrochemical (ZPC) will use a range of process technology from Honeywell UOP for the second phase of an integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province. The complex is one of several new large industrial sites that are part of China’s current national economic development plan. read...

BASF Plans Largest Investment in India to Date

First CO2-Neutral Production Site

BASF Plans Largest Investment in India to Date

20/01/2019 - BASF and Adani Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to evaluate a major joint investment in the acrylics value chain. This would be the German group’s largest investment in India to date. read...

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Conveyors: How to Find an Optimum Gear Unit for Steel Belt Systems

Conveyor Steel Belts

Conveyors: How to Find an Optimum Gear Unit for Steel Belt Systems

23/05/2018 - Do the right thing: In the mining industry, drive technology has a decisive influence on conveyor performance and system availability in continuous processes. Three-phase asynchronous motors plus gear units have proved a robust, quick-to-install, low-maintenance variant here. read...

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Petronas Starts Trial Runs at

Malaysia: Petrochemicals Complex

Petronas Starts Trial Runs at "Rapid" Refinery Project in Malaysia

Reuters reports that the Malaysian state oil company Petronas started trial runs at the crude distillation unit (CDU) for a joint-venture refinery with Saudi Aramco in Malaysia, quoting two sources with knowledge of the matter. read...

Grace Licenses PP Process Technology to Hanwha Total Petrochemical in South Korea

South Korea: Polypropylene Production

Grace Licenses PP Process Technology to Hanwha Total Petrochemical in South Korea

The supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology Grace, has contracted to license its Unipol PP Process Technology to Hanwha Total Petrochemical for a new PP production facility in Daesan, South Korea. With a capacity of 400 kilotons per year, the PP line is expected to begin operations in 2021. read...

BASF to Invest 10 Billion Dollars in New Verbund-Site Located in Zhanjiang

Investment in Growth Market

BASF to Invest 10 Billion Dollars in New Verbund-Site Located in Zhanjiang

Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, and Lin Shaochun, Vice Governor of Guangdong Province, signed a Framework Agreement in Ludwigshafen setting out further details of BASF’s plan to establish a new smart Verbund site in Guangdong, China. The total investment is estimated to reach up to $ 10 billion and will be implemented in phases. read...

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