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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...

Adnoc Implements Blockchain for Oil and Gas Production

UAE: Superior Technology

Adnoc Implements Blockchain for Oil and Gas Production

In line with the country’s Industry 4.0 ambitions, the government-run company has partnered with IBM to introduce the blockchain technology across its oil and gas production value chain. Increased operational efficiency, improved reliability of production data and greater transparency in transactions are some of the benefits of this contemporary technology. read...

Exxon Mobil to Expand West Barracouta Gas Project

Australia: Gas Supplies

Exxon Mobil to Expand West Barracouta Gas Project

On expansion, the project is expected to supply gas to the Australian domestic market. Recently, Exxon Mobil has also completed front-end engineering design work for the project. read...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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...