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Wood Wins Contract to Build Plant for World’s Largest Petrochemicals Complex

UAE: Engineering and Design

Wood Wins Contract to Build Plant for World’s Largest Petrochemicals Complex

22/02/2019 - The mega project has been awarded by Adnoc Refining and on completion, is expected to have a capacity of 600,000 barrels of crude oil per day. The project is an integral part of Adnoc’s 45 billion dollar expansionary downstream strategy. read...

Air Products Awarded Contract for Golden Pass LNG Export Project

USA: Contract Bagged

Air Products Awarded Contract for Golden Pass LNG Export Project

19/02/2019 - The company will be supplying its proprietary LNG technology, equipment, and related process license to Golden Pass Products for the Golden Pass LNG Export Project. The firm’s LNG technology is expected to be integral in producing around 16 million tonnes per year of liquefied natural gas. read...

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

15/02/2019 - 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

14/02/2019 - 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

13/02/2019 - 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...

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

22/11/2018 - 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

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

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

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...

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...

Consortium Awarded Refinery Project in Thailand

Thailand: 4-Billion-Dollar Project

Consortium Awarded Refinery Project in Thailand

Petrofac leading a consortium with Saipem and Samsung Engineering, has received an award notification for Thai Oil Public Company Limited’s Clean Fuels Project on the East coast of Thailand. The overall project value is around $ 4 billion, of which Petrofac’s share is around $ 1.4 billion, and will be completed over a period of approximately four years. read...

Saudi Aramco Signs Contract with Zhejiang Petrochemical to Acquire Share in New Refinery

China: Oil Business

Saudi Aramco Signs Contract with Zhejiang Petrochemical to Acquire Share in New Refinery

The Saudi-based company is working to achieve a better balance between its world-class upstream and its growing downstream business. The company is also entering as a joint venture partner in major refining and petrochemical projects across China and India. read...

Total and Cnooc Extend LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement to 20 Years

Natural Gas

Total and Cnooc Extend LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement to 20 Years

The move has been undertaken to strengthen cooperation between the two companies. Under this agreement, Cnooc has increased the LNG contract volume from 1 MTPA to 1.5 MTPA. read...

Shell to Sell Shares in Sogu for 1.9 Billion Dollars

Denmark: Upstream Business

Shell to Sell Shares in Sogu for 1.9 Billion Dollars

Noreco will be purchasing Shell’s shares following which the Norway-based firm will assume all of Shell’s existing commitments and obligations, including the Tyra redevelopment and the decommissioning costs associated with the assets. read...

Consortium to Develop Largest Green Hydrogen Cluster in Europe

The Netherlands: Feasibility Study

Consortium to Develop Largest Green Hydrogen Cluster in Europe

Nouryon (formerly Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals), Tata Steel and the Port of Amsterdam have joined together to study the feasibility of a large green hydrogen cluster in the Amsterdam region. read...

Total Joins Forces With Adani Group in Gas and Fuel Retail

India: Energy Market

Total Joins Forces With Adani Group in Gas and Fuel Retail

Total and Adani Group have signed an agreement to jointly develop multi energy offers to the Indian energy market. This cooperation includes Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Fuel Retail. read...

Adnoc Meets Indian Leaders to Seek Partnership and Investment Opportunities

India: Energy

Adnoc Meets Indian Leaders to Seek Partnership and Investment Opportunities

The leaders met at an energy leaders’ roundtable in New Delhi wherein the UAE stressed on strengthening bilateral relationship between the two countries, particularly in the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors. read...

Petrofac Awarded Renewal Contract for 50 Million Dollars

Iraq: Maintenance Management

Petrofac Awarded Renewal Contract for 50 Million Dollars

The oilfield service provider has been given a four-year contract extension for maintenance management services in Iraq. Under the agreement, the firm will continue to provide specialist personnel to support maintenance services for existing assets. read...

Europe's Largest Propane Dehydrogenation Plant to Use Clariant's Catofin Catalysts

Germany: PDH Plant

Europe's Largest Propane Dehydrogenation Plant to Use Clariant's Catofin Catalysts

Clariant was awarded a long-term supply contract by Ineos to supply Catofin catalysts and Heat Generating Material (HGM) for a major propane dehydrogenation plant to be constructed in Europe. read...

Exxon Mobil and BASF Collaborate to Demonstrate New Gas Treating Solvent

Canada: Innovative Solutions

Exxon Mobil and BASF Collaborate to Demonstrate New Gas Treating Solvent

The solvent is capable of reducing sulfur emissions with greater efficiency. It also allows refiners and gas processors to increase capacity and lower operating costs in existing equipment. read...