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Petrobras Completes First Petrochemical Naphtha Loading Operation At Abreu e Lima Refinery

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 15 January 2015

Yesterday (January 13), Petrobras carried out the first petrochemical naphtha loading operation at the Abreu e Lima Refinery (also known as RNEST), initiating the sales program for the product. The first batch of petrochemical naphtha will be delivered to customer Braskem, a petrochemicals group with operations across Brazil.

Amec Foster Wheeler Wins Significant Downstream Project Management Contract, China

SOURCE: Amec Foster Wheeler | 13 January 2015

Amec Foster Wheeler today announces the award of a three-year project management contract by Shenhua Ningxia Coal Group for the Coal-chemical Byproduct Deep Processing Complex Utilization Project in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in north-west China.

Jacobs Receives Contract From BP In Belgium

SOURCE: Jacobs | 06 January 2015

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that it received a contract from BP Chembel N.V. for basic and detailed engineering services to upgrade its facilities in Geel, Belgium.

Versalis: Agreement Signed With Saras For The Transfer Of The Sarroch Plants

SOURCE: Eni | 30 December 2014

Versalis (Eni) has announced the signing of a firm agreement with Sarlux (Saras) that officially formalizes the transfer of the plants of the Sarroch site (Cagliari, Sardinia).

Saudi Aramco And ExxonMobil Joint Venture Completes Clean Fuels Project

SOURCE: ExxonMobil | 11 December 2014

Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company Limited (SAMREF), a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil, has completed construction of major desulfurization facilities, including a new hydrotreater, that dramatically cuts sulfur levels in gasoline and diesel.

Alfa Laval Wins SEK 85 Million Energy-Efficiency Order In South Korea

SOURCE: Alfa Laval | 09 December 2014

Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order to supply Alfa Laval Packinox heat exchangers to a petrochemical plant in South Korea. The order, booked in the Energy & Process segment, has a value of approximately SEK 85 million and delivery is scheduled for 2015.

Novokuibyshev Refinery Increased Throughput And Oil Products Output Over 9 Months

SOURCE: Rosneft | 08 December 2014

Following the results of work for nine months of 2014, Novokuibyshev Refinery, a part of Samara group of Rosneft refineries, increased output of major oil products compared to the same period of 2013.

ICA Fluor To Build $1.3 Billion Coker Plant In Mexico

SOURCE: Fluor | 03 December 2014

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced that its ICA Fluor industrial engineering-construction joint venture with Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV and NYSE: ICA) signed a contract with Pemex Refinación for the construction of the delayed coker unit that will be installed at the Miguel Hidalgo Refinery in Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico.

KBR Awarded Catalytic Olefins Technology Contract

SOURCE: KBR | 02 December 2014

KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) recently won a contract by Lotte Chemical Titan (M) SDN. BHD. to provide licensing and basic engineering design services to revamp an existing steam cracker plant in the Asia Pacific Region.

Gazprom Neft Increases Cooperation With Vietnam

SOURCE: Gazprom Neft | 26 November 2014

Gazprom Neft has signed a number of agreements with Vietnamese companies aimed at developing cooperation between the two countries. The documents were signed in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong.