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 – 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.
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.
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, 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 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.
On Wednesday, November 19, Petrobras began the first stage of the start-up of the Abreu e Lima Refinery (known as Rnest), a company venture located in Ipojuca, Pernambuco, by feeding natural gas into its atmospheric distillation unit.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation today announced that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. has completed the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for PETRONAS' Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia. Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. was awarded the FEED as the Main Automation Contractor (MAC) for RAPID.
Technip was awarded a contract by Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) to provide detailed engineering and procurement services to expand the recovery section of Westlake’s Petro 1 ethylene plant at its complex in Sulphur, Louisiana, USA.
BP announced today that it plans to invest over $200 million to upgrade its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants at Cooper River, South Carolina and Geel, Belgium. The investments will position these assets amongst the most efficient PTA manufacturing facilities in the world.