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Nouryon Announces Investment in Metal Alkyls Plant in Rotterdam

The Netherlands: Capacity Increase

Nouryon Announces Investment in Metal Alkyls Plant in Rotterdam

22/08/2019 - Nouryon has made a series of investments at its metal alkyls plant in Rotterdam to improve efficiency and increase capacity. The projects are to enable the company to continue meeting growing demand from customers in the polymer industry and improve supply reliability in Europe. read...

Occidential Petroleum Invests in Low-Carbon Technology

USA: Green Chemistry

Occidential Petroleum Invests in Low-Carbon Technology

21/08/2019 - Cemvita Factory and Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, a subsidiary of Occidental, announced that they have reached an investment agreement. The investment is to advance the development of new bio-engineered pathways that use CO2 as feedstock for sustainable production of intermediate chemicals and polymers. read...

Sibur Completes Terephtalic Acid Plant in Russia

Russia: Ramp-Up and Reconstruction

Sibur Completes Terephtalic Acid Plant in Russia

17/08/2019 - Sibur’s Blagoveshchensk site has completed reconstruction of the terephthalic acid production facility, the only one currently in Russia read...

Largest Dehydrogenation Plant Using Clariant’s Catalyst Technology Commences Production

China: Olefin Production

Largest Dehydrogenation Plant Using Clariant’s Catalyst Technology Commences Production

17/08/2019 - Clariant announced the successful startup of its Catofin catalyst at Hengli Group’s new mixed-feed dehydrogenation plant in Dalian, China. The new unit combines propane dehydrogenation (PDH) with iso-butane dehydrogenation (BDH) process technologies, and it will produce over one million tons of olefins per year — becoming the world’s largest plant using Catofin catalyst technology. read...

Butadiene Plant Built by Wison in China Starts Up Successfully

China: 100 KTA Plant

Butadiene Plant Built by Wison in China Starts Up Successfully

16/08/2019 - Nanjing Chengzhi Yongqing Energy Technology's new 100 KTA butene-to-butadiene plant, built by Wison Engineering, started up successfully and produced on-spec butadiene. The plant was deployed with Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Butene-to-Butadiene (ODH) proprietary technology licensed by Wison, and built by the company through an EPC contract. read...

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Cause & effect in Engineering Base's Plant Solution

Fully integrated

Cause & effect in Engineering Base's Plant Solution

11/07/2019 - Anyone designing, building, operating or further developing plants today must at the same time depict state-of-the-art process technology, anticipate the paths of digitisation, take into account accelerated innovation cycles and be meaningful to all disciplines involved at all times. The advantages of the universal data model of Aucotec's cooperative engineering platform EB 2019 become clear in demanding engineering phases such as FEED or during the cause-and-effect check. read...

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Mc Dermott Awarded Feed Contract by Petro Logistics

USA: 500 KTA PDH Project

Mc Dermott Awarded Feed Contract by Petro Logistics

Mc Dermott has been awarded a contract by Petro Logistics to perform the front-end engineering design (Feed) services for a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility planned for the US Gulf Coast. read...

Halix to Start Operational Production at New cGMP Facility

The Netherlands: Biopharmaceuticals

Halix to Start Operational Production at New cGMP Facility

Halix, a contract development and manufacturing organization of clinical and commercial proteins and viral products, based in the Netherlands, announced the interim delivery of a new 6,700 m2 cGMP facility in Leiden Bio Science Park. read...

Lyondell Basell Licences Spheripol Technology to Sonatrach and Total

Algeria: PP Process Technology

Lyondell Basell Licences Spheripol Technology to Sonatrach and Total

Lyondell Basell announced that Sonatrach Total Entreprise Polymères Spa (Step), a joint venture between Sonatrach and Total, will use the Spheripol technology for a 550 KTA polypropylene unit to be constructed in Arzew, Oran province, Algeria. read...

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