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Huge Explosion Rocks Petronas' Refinery in Malaysia

Malaysia: Throwback at Rapid Project

Huge Explosion Rocks Petronas' Refinery in Malaysia

14/04/2019 - Reuters reports that a fire at Petronas' Malaysian oil refinery was brought under control early on Friday after an explosion. The company was testing its facilities ahead of planned commercial operations later this year. read...

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...

Covestro Intensifies Research Collaboration in China

China: Future Technologies

Covestro Intensifies Research Collaboration in China

31/03/2019 - In response to current market trends, Covestro is further intensifying its cooperation with Tongji University in Shanghai to address the market needs even faster. The Covestro -Tongji Innovation Academy is now expanding its open innovation collaboration by focusing particularly on digitalization, enhancing EV battery performance, and deriving innovative materials to improve car interior air quality as well as exploring the Chinese robotics industry. 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...

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How Free Trade Can Receive Fresh Impetus – Even Without the US

Global Business Opportunities

How Free Trade Can Receive Fresh Impetus – Even Without the US

24/04/2018 - At the moment, punitive customs tariffs and fears of a worldwide trade war are dominating the headlines. However, eleven countries are succeeding in something else: Even without the USA, they are forging a free trade zone extending beyond the Pacific. read...

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Zhejiang Chooses Honeywell for Largest Petrochemicals Project in China

China: Technology Licensing

Zhejiang Chooses Honeywell for Largest Petrochemicals Project in China

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

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...

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...