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Eurochem Inaugurates $ 16 Million Fertilizer Plant

Lithuania: Crystalline Urea Phosphate

Eurochem Inaugurates $ 16 Million Fertilizer Plant

10/15/2018 - Eurochem Group announced the opening of a new production plant for efficient, water-soluble fertilizers at its Lifosa subsidiary in Lithuania. The $ 16 million facility will produce 25,000 metric tonnes (KMT) of crystalline urea phosphate per year, adding to the range of fertilizers currently manufactured at the site. read...

Aries' Gasification Plant Maintains 94 % Operational Availability Benchmark

USA: Waste-to-Energy Gasification

Aries' Gasification Plant Maintains 94 % Operational Availability Benchmark

10/15/2018 - The Lebanon, TN, Waste-to-Energy Gasification Plant reached a milestone last week as the plant maintained a 94 % uptime rate over the last 100 consecutive days. More than 460,000 kWh of electricity was generated during 2,259 operating hours. read...

JGC to Construct Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility for Denka Seiken

Japan: EPC Contract

JGC to Construct Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility for Denka Seiken

10/13/2018 - JGC Corporation has been awarded a lumpsum contract from Denka Seiken for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of an influenza vaccination materials manufacturing plant and related facilities planned for construction in Gosen City in Niigata Prefecture. read...

Perstorp Increases Capacity for Non-Phtalate Plasticizer to 50,000 Tons

Sweden: Projected Market Demand

Perstorp Increases Capacity for Non-Phtalate Plasticizer to 50,000 Tons

10/13/2018 - Perstorp wants to substantially expand the production capacity of its non-phthalate polyester plasticizer Pevalen from 2019 onwards. To this end, the company has entered into a long-term production agreement with Italian company Alcoplast. read...

McDermott Awarded Contract for Map Ta Phut Olefins' Petrochemical Plant

Thailand: Olefins Technology

McDermott Awarded Contract for Map Ta Phut Olefins' Petrochemical Plant

10/11/2018 - McDermott has been awarded a technology contract for Map Ta Phut Olefins petrochemical plant in Rayong Province, Thailand. The client is a joint venture company of SCG Chemicals Company Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of SCG, and the Dow Chemical Company. read...

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How to Improve Resource Efficiency in the Petrochemical Industry

Petrochemicals: Resource Efficiency

How to Improve Resource Efficiency in the Petrochemical Industry

09/06/2018 - More from less — that was the slogan of the More project, whose goal was the definition of real-time indicators for more resource efficiency in the process. But how to monitor the complex production processes of a cracker? The two consortium participants Ineos and S-Pact developed a ready-to-use feed stream analyser based on Raman Spectroscopy. A real success story paid off in cash. read...

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Sumitomo Completes New Methionine Plant

Japan: Completion Ceremony

Sumitomo Completes New Methionine Plant

Sumitomo Chemical held a completion ceremony for its new production line of feed additive methionine at its Ehime Works in Niihama City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. The investment in the new manufacturing facility represents one of the largest investments made by the company in Japan. read...

Covestro to Invest $ 1.7 Billion in World-Scale MDI Plant

USA: Global Capacity Expansion

Covestro to Invest $ 1.7 Billion in World-Scale MDI Plant

The Supervisory Board of Covestro has approved an investment of around $ 1.7 billion to build a new world-scale MDI plant in Baytown, USA. This investment at the existing site in Baytown is the largest single investment in the history of the company. read...

Borealis to Build World-Scale Propane Dehydrogenation Plant

Belgium: Investment Decision

Borealis to Build World-Scale Propane Dehydrogenation Plant

After successfully concluding the FEED study in June 2018, Borealis has taken the final investment decision for a new, world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant. The facility with a capacity of 750,000 tonnes per year will be located at the existing production site in Kallo (Antwerp), Belgium. The plant is scheduled to start up in the first half of 2022. read...

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