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C&I Engineering has completed the startup of what is said to be the world’s 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 company’s 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 POSCO’s 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.

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