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Jacobs Awarded Extended Contract for Shell's Plant in Scotford

Canada: Hydrocarbon Processing

Jacobs Awarded Extended Contract for Shell's Plant in Scotford

02/07/2018 - Jacobs Engineering Group received a five-year contract renewal from Shell Canada to provide mechanical maintenance and turnaround services on the company’s Scotford site located in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. read...

Exxon Mobil's Ethane Cracker at Baytown to Start-Up Soon

USA: Polyethylene Production

Exxon Mobil's Ethane Cracker at Baytown to Start-Up Soon

02/06/2018 - Exxon Mobil announced that a new 1.5 million ton-per-year ethane cracker at its Baytown, Texas complex is mechanically complete with commissioning progressing well. Project startup is expected during the second quarter of 2018. read...

BASF to Build MDI Synthesis Unit in Louisiana

USA: Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Plant

BASF to Build MDI Synthesis Unit in Louisiana

02/06/2018 - BASF announced the construction start of a new methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) synthesis unit at the company’s Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana, in early Q2 2018. read...

FDA Purchases Gea Development Unit for Continuous Lab

USA: Drug Safety

FDA Purchases Gea Development Unit for Continuous Lab

02/05/2018 - The FDA has purchased a GEA Consigma 1 OSD development unit, for their continuous manufacturing research within the OPQ Office of Testing and Research and Emerging Technologies Team. read...

Shell is Awarded Nine Key Blocks in Deep-Water Bid Round

Mexico: Oil Exploration

Shell is Awarded Nine Key Blocks in Deep-Water Bid Round

02/05/2018 - The company has been able to achieve this feat by partnering with Pemex Exploración y Producción and Qatar Petroleum International. With this win, the company looks to further expand its presence in Mexico. read...

Peter Clarke is New President of Exxon Mobil Gas & Power Marketing Company

Appointment

Peter Clarke is New President of Exxon Mobil Gas & Power Marketing Company

02/05/2018 - Post the retirement of the company’s current president, the board of directors have elected Peter Clarke as the organisation’s new head. read...

Bodo Möller Chemie Takes Over Distribution of Huntsman Advanced Materials

USA/Germany: Adhesives and Potting Systems

Bodo Möller Chemie Takes Over Distribution of Huntsman Advanced Materials

02/04/2018 - Bodo Möller Chemie announced that it was taking over distribution of Huntsman Advanced Materials including its adhesives, potting & casting product lines. The focus will be on structural adhesives for industrial manufacturing, as well as potting and casting systems for the electronics industry. read...

Maire Tecnimont to Revamp Socar Refinery

Azerbaijan: EPC Contract

Maire Tecnimont to Revamp Socar Refinery

02/04/2018 - Maire Tecnimont and Azerbaijan's state oil company Socar signed an EPC contract for the modernization and reconstruction of the Heydar Aliyev Baku Oil Refinery. The contract amounts to a value of approx. $ 800 million. read...

BASF Sells Paper Dispersions Plant to Synthomer

Austria: Takeover of Production Site

BASF Sells Paper Dispersions Plant to Synthomer

02/03/2018 - BASF has sold the production site for styrene-butadiene-based paper dispersions in Pischelsdorf, Austria to Synthomer Austria. The agreed purchase price amounts to approx. $ 37 million. read...

Researchers Develop Binder for Lignin-Based Paints

Germany: Alternative to Fossil Fuels

Researchers Develop Binder for Lignin-Based Paints

02/03/2018 - Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Bremen have developed a paint primer on the basis of lignin, which, for example, can be obtained from plant residues. It is free of petrochemical raw materials and therefore has a significantly improved CO2 balance. read...

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