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Saudi Aramco, Total to Invest One Billion Dollars in Saudi Fuel Retail Market

Saudi Arabia: Joint Venture

Saudi Aramco, Total to Invest One Billion Dollars in Saudi Fuel Retail Market

02/15/2019 - Both the companies have entered into a 50:50 joint venture in order to develop a network of fuel and retail services in Saudi Arabia. The aim of the initiative is to offer premium fuels and retail services to motorists in the country. read...

Eni and Sabic Collaborate to Produce High Value Fuels and Chemicals

France: Technology

Eni and Sabic Collaborate to Produce High Value Fuels and Chemicals

02/14/2019 - Under the Agreement, both the companies will jointly develop a technology for natural gas conversion into synthesis gas to produce high value fuels and chemicals. The deal also includes building an industrial demonstration plant at Eni’s industrial premise. read...

Praxair Expands Production Capacity at Neosho Facility

USA: Industrial Gases

Praxair Expands Production Capacity at Neosho Facility

02/13/2019 - The move has been undertaken to support the rising demand of industrial gases and chemicals in South West Missouri and neighbouring parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. read...

Project to Explore Use of Solar Energy in a Circular Economy

Germany: Research Initiative

Project to Explore Use of Solar Energy in a Circular Economy

02/11/2019 - The European research project Sunrise pursues an ambitious scientific-technical approach for the conversion and storage of solar energy as a sustainable alternative to the fossil production of fuels and basic chemicals. Sunrise was selected as one of six Coordination & Support Actions (CSA) in the Horizon 2020 Program and is funded with $ 1.1 million over a period of one year beginning in spring 2019. read...

Kemira Invests 68 Million Dollars to Increase Production of Emulsion Polymers

USA: Engineering

Kemira Invests 68 Million Dollars to Increase Production of Emulsion Polymers

02/11/2019 - The company will be expanding production at its manufacturing site in Alabama. The move will also enable the firm to modernise into bio-based acrylamide capabilities at the designated site. read...

Articles

Was That all it Was? Why Europe's Engineering Boom Might be Short Lived

Plant Engineering Trend Europe

Was That all it Was? Why Europe's Engineering Boom Might be Short Lived

11/22/2018 - Plant engineering is making a small comeback in Europe. But how viable is the trend? — In 2018, European investment projects saw a mini-boom: 134 new plants in the first eight months show the potential in the industry. But now, thanks to trade conflicts, the Brexit and oil price rises, growth is coming to a standstill — is chemistry running out of steam? read...

NEWS

Air Products Launches Project for Certified Renewable Hydrogen

Guarantees of Origin

Air Products Launches Project for Certified Renewable Hydrogen

Air Products has announced a pilot project to generate Europe’s first Guarantees of Origin (GO) for sustainable, renewable hydrogen produced in The Netherlands, under the Certif Hy scheme. read...

Successful Start of Pre-Commercial Production of Isobutene from Wheat Straw

France: Demo Plant

Successful Start of Pre-Commercial Production of Isobutene from Wheat Straw

Global Bioenergies started the initial processing of wheat straw hydrolysate provided by its partner Clariant at its Leuna demo plant, to produce cellulosic isobutene for the first time at this scale. These first runs were part of Optisochem, a project which started in June 2017 and was granted approx. $ 11 million by the Bio Based Industry Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU) as part of the H2020 program. read...

Mc Dermott Signs Contract with Woodside Energy for Floating Production Unit

Australia: Engineering and Design

Mc Dermott Signs Contract with Woodside Energy for Floating Production Unit

Under the contract, Mc Dermott will carry out front-end engineering and design activities at the FPU for the Scarborough natural gas development in Australia. The agreement also includes the option to award an EPCI contract to the firm when the project progresses to full development. read...

Exxon Mobil, Qatar Petroleum to Proceed with 10 Billion Dollar Golden Pass LNG Export Project

USA: LNG

Exxon Mobil, Qatar Petroleum to Proceed with 10 Billion Dollar Golden Pass LNG Export Project

The massive project is expected to produce around 16 million tonnes of LNG per year, stimulate local growth and create thousands of jobs. The project is part of Exxon Mobil’s plans to invest more than 50 billion dollars over the next five years to build and expand manufacturing facilities in the U.S. read...

KBR Wins Contract for Satorp’s Refinery Debottlenecking Project

Saudi Arabia: Plant Optimisation

KBR Wins Contract for Satorp’s Refinery Debottlenecking Project

Under the agreement, KBR will be responsible to debottleneck Train 2 of Satorp's existing 440,000 barrels per day refinery in Jubail. Once complete, the project is expected to increase the refinery’s capacity by 15 %. read...

Saudi Aramco, Total Sign Deal with Daelim to Construct Maiden Polyisobutylene Facility

Saudi Arabia: Petrochemicals

Saudi Aramco, Total Sign Deal with Daelim to Construct Maiden Polyisobutylene Facility

With a capacity of 80,000 tonnes, the plant will be the first to produce PIB in the Kingdom. The specialty chemical project will also be a part of the large-scale Amiral petrochemical complex in Jubail. read...

Toyo Wins Major Petrochemical Projects in Russia and Thailand

Russia and Thailand: Petrochemicals

Toyo Wins Major Petrochemical Projects in Russia and Thailand

Toyo has been awarded a contract to construct a 650,000 tonne per year ethylene and polyethylene plant in Russia as well as an EPC project in Thailand. read...

Exxon Mobil to Streamline Upstream Organisation

USA: Oil and Gas

Exxon Mobil to Streamline Upstream Organisation

With an aim to support the company’s growth plans, Exxon Mobil has undertaken this move. The firm also plans to centralise its project delivery across the company and further integrate its upstream business with the downstream and chemical segments. read...

Exxon Mobil Awards EPC Contract for Beaumont Refinery to Technip FMC

USA: Refinery Expansion

Exxon Mobil Awards EPC Contract for Beaumont Refinery to Technip FMC

Technip FMC has been awarded a large reimbursable contract by Exxon Mobil for detailed engineering, procurement, and construction for the recently announced crude expansion project in Beaumont, Texas, USA. read...

UCC Approves Test Run Results of World’s First Imap Co-Production Plant

Greenfield Project

UCC Approves Test Run Results of World’s First Imap Co-Production Plant

The UCC Shchekinoazot plant is based on Haldor Topsoe’s integrated methanol and ammonia production methanol+ process. The plant comprises a production capacity of 450,000 tonnes of methanol and 135,000 tonnes of ammonia per year. read...

Exxon Mobil’s Beaumont Refinery Expansion in Full Swing

USA: Oil & Gas

Exxon Mobil’s Beaumont Refinery Expansion in Full Swing

The addition of a third crude oil unit in the Beaumont refinery will increase its crude processing capacity by more than 65 per cent, and enhance the refinery’s position thereby establishing it as a leader in the U.S. refining industry. read...

Cepsa and Cosmo Energy Sign MOU to Seek New Business Opportunities

UAE: Lubricants

Cepsa and Cosmo Energy Sign MOU to Seek New Business Opportunities

Under the agreement, both the companies will work towards potential synergies in the production of lubricants and coolants. They will also jointly participate in four oil production fields in Abu Dhabi. read...

Mcdermott Awarded Contracts in Indonesia and Trinidad & Tobago

Engineering Contracts

Mcdermott Awarded Contracts in Indonesia and Trinidad & Tobago

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...