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Lotte Invests 3.5 Billion Dollars for Indonesia's Largest Petrochemical Plant

Indonesia: Ethylene Production

Lotte Invests 3.5 Billion Dollars for Indonesia's Largest Petrochemical Plant

12/11/2018 - Scheduled to be completed in 2023, the petrochemical plant will aim to meet the company’s demand for ethylene in the country. In addition to this, it will also cater to the rising domestic demand which is expected to outpace the global order. read...

Ingevity Commences Production at its New 20 Million Dollar Facility

China: Activated Carbon Plants

Ingevity Commences Production at its New 20 Million Dollar Facility

12/11/2018 - The newly built activated carbon extrusion plant in Changshu has been established to cater to the growing demand of pelletised carbon products. The facility employs 80 people and also comprises a new extrusion line. read...

Mc Dermott Wins Feed Contract for Meridian Energy’s Grassroots Refinery

USA: Engineering

Mc Dermott Wins Feed Contract for Meridian Energy’s Grassroots Refinery

12/11/2018 - Capable of handling 49,500 barrels per day, the new refinery is expected to produce ultra-low sulfur diesel and premium gasoline. The plant will also make use of modern technology in order to improve operational efficiency. read...

Sabic, Plastic Energy to Build Facility for Refining Recycled Feedstock

The Netherlands: Petrochemicals

Sabic, Plastic Energy to Build Facility for Refining Recycled Feedstock

12/10/2018 - The move has been undertaken by Sabic to achieve its sustainability goals and also to enhance its petrochemicals business in Europe. The new plant will be used for refining and upgrading Tacoil, a valuable feedstock which will be developed from recycling plastic waste. read...

Qatar to Pull Out of Opec

Qatar: Focus on Gas Production

Qatar to Pull Out of Opec

12/08/2018 - Just before his participation in the ministerial conference of Opec, Oatar's Minister of State for Energy Affairs Al-Kaabi announced that his country would withdraw from the organization as of January 2019. He said that Qatar would focus its energy policy on gas production. 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

Haldor Topsoe to Supply Hydrogen Technology for Novatek’s Maiden Refinery

Russia: Expert Solutions

Haldor Topsoe to Supply Hydrogen Technology for Novatek’s Maiden Refinery

The company’s Convection Reformer technology will be used for producing hydrogen at Novatek’s refinery in Ust-Luga, Russia. The specialised innovation requires a small footprint and can be installed quickly at the site. read...

Siemens and Aker Solutions Collaborate to Expand Digital Offerings

Norway: Automation Technology

Siemens and Aker Solutions Collaborate to Expand Digital Offerings

Under the agreement, Aker Solutions will offer sector-specific digital offerings whereas Siemens will provide a wide range of digital solutions for the process industries. read...

Aveva Charged with Digitalization of KBR's Global Businesses

UK: Digital Transformation

Aveva Charged with Digitalization of KBR's Global Businesses

The engineering and industrial software provider Aveva announced that it has signed a multi-phase agreement with KBR. The company is to contribute to the client's digital transformation which is to deliver cost savings and to optimize services. read...

Hanwha Total Invests 500 Million Dollars to Develop Petrochemical Complex

South Korea: Polypropylene and Ethylene Production

Hanwha Total Invests 500 Million Dollars to Develop Petrochemical Complex

On expansion of the company’s Daesan integrated refining and petrochemical complex, the firm is expected to increase polypropylene and ethylene capacity to 1.1 million tonnes per year and 1.5 million tonnes respectively. read...

Adnoc to Expand Carbon Dioxide Capture at Gas Processing Facilities

UAE: Carbon Capture

Adnoc to Expand Carbon Dioxide Capture at Gas Processing Facilities

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) announced that it is moving ahead with plans to expand the capture, storage and utilization of carbon dioxide (CO2), produced from either the Habshan-Bab gas processing facilities or the Shah gas plant. A decision on which plant to capture the CO2 will be taken in 2019. The project will be engineered so as not to interrupt ongoing production from either facility. read...

Shell Completes Divestment of Gas Venture for up to 1.30 Billion Dollars

Ireland: Shell Exits Irish Upstream Sector

Shell Completes Divestment of Gas Venture for up to 1.30 Billion Dollars

Shell, through its affiliate Shell Overseas Holdings Limited, has completed the sale of its shares in Shell E&P Ireland Limited (Sepil) for up to $ 1.30 billion to Nephin Energy Holdings Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). read...

Clariant to Increase Ethylene Oxide Capacity at Gendorf

Germany: High Purified Ethylene Oxide (HPEO) Production

Clariant to Increase Ethylene Oxide Capacity at Gendorf

Clariant announced the expansion of the capacity of its ethylene oxide (EO) unit in Gendorf, Germany. EO-based specialties support a wide range of industries, such as personal and home care, crop solutions, and industrial applications. read...

Air Products Signs Contract to Acquire GE’s Gasification Technology and Business

USA: Business Expansion

Air Products Signs Contract to Acquire GE’s Gasification Technology and Business

Once complete, the deal will enable Air Products to increase its gasification business footprint across the globe. The company is also expected to develop its synthesis gas solutions via GE’s gasification technology. read...

Ineos Invests 80 Million Dollars to Extend Life of Gas Field

UK: Gas Recovery

Ineos Invests 80 Million Dollars to Extend Life of Gas Field

Post the shutdown of operations by Conoco Phillips at the existing Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal, the company has re-routed production from the Clipper South field by installing a new pipeline, subsea infrastructure and processing equipment. read...

Linde to Supply True Zero with Highly Efficient Hydrogen Fueling Technology

USA: Electric Vehicles

Linde to Supply True Zero with Highly Efficient Hydrogen Fueling Technology

With an aim to boost retail hydrogen capacity in California, True Zero will be making use of Linde’s highly efficient Cryo Pump 3.0/90 for its new retail hydrogen fueling stations. read...

Adnoc Launches Taweelah Gas Compression Plant

UAE: Energy

Adnoc Launches Taweelah Gas Compression Plant

Comprising of three compression trains, the new facility will utilise up to 450 million standard cubic feet per day of gas. The new plant is expected to support the nation’s increasing demand for energy and will also play a vital role for Adnoc’s 2030 smart growth strategy. read...

New Mining and Industrial Hub Created for Increasing Gas Supply

Saudi Arabia: Engineering

New Mining and Industrial Hub Created for Increasing Gas Supply

The new industrial hub aims at meeting the Saudi Aramco’s long term strategy to increase gas supply along with the region’s economic diversification programme to generate growth in new sectors. The inauguration of the mega project was carried out by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, custodian of the two holy mosques in the country. read...

Total Steps into Largest South American Market for Fuel Retail

Brazil: Acquisition of Fuel Business

Total Steps into Largest South American Market for Fuel Retail

The company has acquired Grupo Zema’s fuel distribution company Zema Petróleo to increase its presence in the region. With this deal, the company also aims to double the number of branded stations within a period of five years. read...