CB&Is Lummus Technology business sector
has been awarded two separate contracts by a client in Russia.
The combined value of the contracts is approximately $120
million. The first contract was awarded in the fourth quarter
of 2011 and the second was awarded in January 2012. The work
scope includes detailed design, engineering and material supply
for numerous heaters for a refinery-modernization project.
Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) have formed a
joint venture (JV) named Reliance Sibur Elastomers
Private Ltd. to produce 100,000 tpy of butyl rubber in
Jamnagar, India. Reliances share in the
JV will total 74.9%, while Sibur will account for 25.1%. The JV
will invest $450 million to build the facility, which is
expected to be commissioned by the middle of 2014.
The company has also signed a technology license agreement
facilitating Reliance Sibur Elastomers Private Ltd.s use
of Siburs proprietary butyl-rubber production technology
at the new facility. Sibur will develop the facilitys
basic engineering design and also train the JVs personnel
at its production site in Togliatti, Russia. The JV will
reportedly be the first manufacturer of butyl rubber in India and the fourth largest
supplier of butyl rubber in the world.
KBR has been
awarded a contract by the TAIF Group to
provide licensing and engineering services for the Veba Combi
Cracker (VCC) to be implemented at the Nizhnikamsk refinery in
the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.
Under contract terms, KBR will
provide the license, basic-engineering package and other
services for TAIFs VCC-based Deep-Conversion Complex. The
complex will process 2.7 million tpy of refinery vacuum residues and 1.6
million tpy of distillates into high-value petrochemical feedstocks and Euro 5 diesel. This
award marks the third VCC license and KBRs largest VCC project award since the acquisition
of the rights to the technology in January 2010.
ITT Corp. has an
enterprise framework agreement with Shell Global
Solutions in which ITTs Goulds Pumps brand will
provide American Petroleum Institute (API) centrifugal pumps to
support Shell operations worldwide.
Under the agreement, Goulds Pumps
will supply these pumps in several configurations to Shell
operations and affiliates worldwide.The agreement is for five
years with an option for an additional five years. Shell
applied a comprehensive process in selecting ITT Goulds Pumps,
and this agreement includes the development of common
specifications, terms and conditions, as well as pricing.
ZAO Far East Petrochemical Co. (FEPCO),
which is implementing OJSC NK Rosnefts
project for the construction of a petrochemical complex in the
Primorsk region of Russia, has selected
Axens AlphaButol and AlphaHexol
technologies for producing high-purity linear alpha-olefins. It
is foreseen that the AlphaButol and AlphaHexol units, with a
cumulative linear alpha-olefins capacity of 50,000 tpy, will be
included into this complex.
AlphaButol will supply high-purity
1-Butene by ethylene dimerization, while AlphaHexol will
produce high-purity 1-Hexene by ethylene trimerization. Based
on homogeneous catalysis and associated low-investment cost,
both technologies are designed and optimized to ensure a
flexible and reliable source of high-quality co-monomers for
downstream polyolefin applications.
A subsidiary of Foster
Wheeler AGs Global Engineering and Construction Group has a contract
from a subsidiary of JSC LUKOIL for the supply
of a waste-heat boiler for the LUKOIL Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez
refinery, Nizhny Novgorod,
The waste-heat boiler will be
installed downstream of a fluid catalytic-cracking unit,
producing gasoline to meet European Union Euro-5 standards.
Foster Wheelers scope of work
is scheduled to be completed by March 2013.