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Westlake to Expand Capacities at Three Facilities

Germany/USA: Chlor-Alkali, PVC & VCM

Westlake to Expand Capacities at Three Facilities

02/22/2018 - Westlake Chemical will expand capacities for the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) at its plants located in Burghausen and Gendorf, Germany, as well at its US site located in Geismar. read...

Pertamina Awards 10 Billion Dollar Project to Japanese-Omani Consortium

Indonesia: Refinery Project

Pertamina Awards 10 Billion Dollar Project to Japanese-Omani Consortium

02/21/2018 - The Indonesian state oil and gas company Pertamina partners with Omani OOG and the Japanese company Cosmos Energy Holdings for the construction of the Bontang refinery. The value of this development project is estimated at $ 10 billion. read...

World's Largest WSA Plant Commences Production

China: Wet Gas Sulfuric Acid

World's Largest WSA Plant Commences Production

02/20/2018 - Bestgrand Chemical Group has announced the successful start-up of its wet gas sulfuric acid (WSA) plant — the world’s largest with a production capacity of 300,000 tons of sulfuric acid per year. The plant will treat 131,000 tons of acid gas over-the-fence per year from the neighboring world-scale refinery plant operated by a joint venture between CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation) and Shell in Huizhou City, China. read...

CB&I Awarded Technology and Material Supply Award for Ethylene Plant

Thailand: Brownfield Ethylene Plant

CB&I Awarded Technology and Material Supply Award for Ethylene Plant

02/20/2018 - CB&I has been awarded a contract by Samsung Engineering (Thailand) for a brownfield ethylene plant at PTT Global Chemical's (PTTGC) petrochemicals complex in Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand. read...

SGL Group Builds HCI Recovery Plant in China

China: Acid Recycling

SGL Group Builds HCI Recovery Plant in China

02/19/2018 - At the end of last year, a Chinese isocyanate manufacturer awarded SGL Group another contract for a recovery system for the reprocessing and use of hydrogen chloride (HCI). The order value is in the mid single-digit million euro range. read...

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Can a Process Plant stay Forever Young?

Plant Engineering

Can a Process Plant stay Forever Young?

12/20/2017 - Stimuli for plant engineering and operation from service life consideration to wear and fatigue models — How long is the service life of your plant? A recent Dechema event tracked down the links between maintenance, diagnostics and analytical procedures … Also present: Materials specialists, new guidelines and impulses from practice. Lifelong learning for the service life of the plant and a call for individual responsibility. How realistic is the zero-error-plant? read...

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Inovyn Announces Major Expansion at Rafnes Site

Norway: VCM Production

Inovyn Announces Major Expansion at Rafnes Site

Inovyn has announced a major expansion project at Rafnes Site, Norway, which will increase VCM capacity at the Site by around 70 ktes a year. The VCM produced at the site will be used in the production of vinyls at its Porsgrunn, Stenungsund and Newton Aycliffe sites. read...

Waste-to-Chemistry Project at Port of Rotterdam Takes Shape

The Netherlands: Converting Mixed Waste into Raw Materials

Waste-to-Chemistry Project at Port of Rotterdam Takes Shape

A consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam has signed a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam. read...

Saipem Awarded 750 Million Dollar Onshore E&C Contract

Oman: Duqm Refinery Project

Saipem Awarded 750 Million Dollar Onshore E&C Contract

Saipem has been awarded a new contract in the onshore E&C sector worth approximately $ 750 million. The scope of work involves engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning under Package 3 Offsite Facilities in the framework of the development of the Duqm Refinery located near the coast in the north east of Oman. read...

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