AVEVA announced today that the leading Russian oil & gas cluster of Bashkortostan Republic has standardised on AVEVA’s Integrated Engineering & Design software solution. The cluster required a proven multi-discipline engineering and design solution for capital projects globally that would increase productivity and improve efficiency.
Shell today announces it has taken the final investment decision to build a major new unit at the Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The Solvent Deasphalter (SDA) unit will remove heavier fractions from crude oil, allowing the refinery to upgrade a larger proportion of its oil intake into lighter, high-grade products.
Shell Chemical LP (Shell) today announces the final investment decision to increase Alpha Olefins (AO) production at its chemical manufacturing site in Geismar, Louisiana, making the site the largest AO producer in the world. Shell will construct a fourth AO unit, adding 425,000 tonnes of capacity.
BASF is expanding the compounding capacities for engineering plastics in Europe. Presumably from 2017 it will be possible to additionally produce up to 70,000 metric tons per year of Ultramid® (PA: polyamide) and Ultradur® (PBT: polybutylene terephthalate) at the Schwarzheide site, Germany.
Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A., in joint venture with China HuanQiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation (HQC), has been awarded by PRPC Polymers Sdn Bhd (PRPC Polymers) a package of the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) complex relating to the realization of two Polypropylene Units on an EPCC Lump Sum Turn-Key basis.
CB&I (NYSE:CBI) today announced a joint venture between CB&I and CTCI Corporation, Taiwan, has received a notice of intention of award valued at approximately $2.8 billion from Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) to provide engineering, procurement and construction for cracker Package 1
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that ICA Fluor, its industrial engineering and construction joint venture with Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV and NYSE: ICA), signed a contract with Pemex Transformacion Industrial to supply detail engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the utilities and offsites that are part of the Tula Refinery upgrade at Hidalgo, Mexico.
BASF today officially inaugurated the new TDI (toluene diisocyanate) plant at its Ludwigshafen site. The plant has an annual capacity of 300,000 metric tons of TDI. The total investment, including precursors, is over €1 billion. This is the largest investment ever made at the site and will create around 200 new jobs.
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it has completed the tallest lift on its U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical).
CB&I (NYSE:CBI) today announced it has been awarded an early works contract by Lotte Chemical Louisiana, LLC to provide construction planning and reviews as well as early works services associated with a proposed monoethylene glycol (MEG) facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana.