C&I Engineering has completed the startup of what is said
to be the worlds only dimethyl sulfide (DMS) plant, which
is a cooperative venture between Hunt Refining Co. and Gaylord Chemical
Co. LLC. C&I Engineering developed the process technology and provided pilot-plant
design and testing, detailed design, procurement and startup
services. Construction was completed on the
50-million lbs/yr plant in June 2010.
Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (EPI) will expand tankage of its
mainline terminal at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada by one-million
barrels at an estimated cost of $260 million, subject to
regulatory approval. The expansion is targeted for completion
by late 2012.
Burckhardt Compression will deliver three process gas
compressors to LUKOIL for its refinery-upgrade project in Volgograd, Russia. The
compressors will be used as hydrogen-makeup compressors in the
diesel-fuel hydrofining unit. The companys process gas
compressors, which are manufactured according to API 618 5th
edition, including the latest state-of-the-art technology, will be delivered in
mid-2011. They are scheduled to be in operation by the
end of 2011.
Statoil is exercising a one-year option to extend its contract
with Aker Solutions at the Mongstad refinery in Norway. The estimated
contract value for 2011 totals approximately NOK 100 million,
and the work will occupy about 120 employees from Aker
Solutions in Bergen, Norway.
The Linde Group and Haldor Topsøe will supply
the syngas treatment and methanation unit for POSCOs
synthetic natural gas (SNG) plant. The new plant will be
erected in Gwangyang, South Korea, producing SNG from coal
and/or petcoke. With a nominal capacity of 500,000 metric tpy
of pipeline-ready SNG, this reported first SNG plant in South
Korea will be operational by the end of 2013.
Solvay will build a specialty polymers compounding plant at its
site in Changshu in the province of Jiangsu, China. The plant,
which requires a 21 million investment, is expected to
start up in the last quarter of 2012.