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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...

Contractor Scam Sends Shockwaves at BASF – Fraud Cost in the Millions for Chemicals Giant

Business Crime

Contractor Scam Sends Shockwaves at BASF – Fraud Cost in the Millions for Chemicals Giant

02/19/2018 - German chemicals behemoth BASF has been the victim of scam accounts and billing frauds: Four employees of the chemical company are said to have cooperated with external firms to settle services that were never provided. This caused damage in the tens of millions. 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...

Consortium Invests in Ocean-Going Vessels Fueled By Methanol

Methanol-Fueled Vessels

Consortium Invests in Ocean-Going Vessels Fueled By Methanol

02/19/2018 - A consortium consisting of Waterfront Shipping Company (WFS), Marinvest/Skagerack Invest, IINO Kaiun Kaisha, Mitsui, and the NYK Group announced their investment in four new ocean-going vessels powered by clean-burning methanol fuel. read...

Inovyn Announces Major Expansion at Rafnes Site

Norway: VCM Production

Inovyn Announces Major Expansion at Rafnes Site

02/19/2018 - 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

02/19/2018 - 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

02/19/2018 - 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...

Teijin Establishes Resin Compound Plant in Thailand

Thailand: Polyester Production

Teijin Establishes Resin Compound Plant in Thailand

02/18/2018 - Teijin will establish a resin compound plant and a related R&D facility in Bang Pa-in Industrial Estate,Ayutthaya, Thailand. The 10,000-tons-per-annum plant will cost approximately $ 13 million and is expected to begin operating in mid-2019. read...

ISPE Launches Online Guidance Document Portal

USA: Pharmaceutical Guidelines

ISPE Launches Online Guidance Document Portal

02/18/2018 - The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announced the launch of their new online Guidance Document Portal. For the first time, the entire library of Guides — including Gamp 5 — can be accessed and searched online. In addition, the Society has made access to its entire library of 24 ISPE Good Practice Guides available as a free member benefit. read...

Sibur and Gazprom Sign Ethane Supply Agreement

Russia: Gas Supply

Sibur and Gazprom Sign Ethane Supply Agreement

02/16/2018 - Sibur and Gazprom entered into a preliminary agreement for the supply of ethane from Gazprom’s Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP) to Sibur's Amur Gas Chemical Complex (GCC). read...

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