Borealis awards Jacobs FEED contract for PDH plant in Belgium

DALLAS — Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been awarded a contract to complete a front end engineering design (FEED) study for a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant located at the existing Borealis production site in Kallo, Belgium.

Curacao nixes refinery operation deal with China firm

(Reuters) — The government of Curacao has scrapped a preliminary agreement with China’s Guangdong Zhenrong Energy (GZE) to operate the island's aging Isla refinery, saying the company misrepresented itself and was unable to take on such a large endeavor.

Chevron Phillips ethane cracker at Cedar Bayou hits milestone

​Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP announced that its world-scale ethane cracker at Cedar Bayou in Baytown, Texas successfully achieved the major milestone of mechanical completion.

Fluor completes work on BASF auto coatings plant

IRVING, Texas — Fluor Corporation announced that BASF’s Coatings division has opened a new automotive coatings plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China. An opening ceremony was held recently to commemorate the milestone.

ABB revamps EPC business to cap year of transition

ZURICH (Reuters) — ABB will reshape its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) business—including its biggest but least profitable power grids division—by spinning off and winding down some operations, triggering fourth-quarter charges totaling $225 MM.

SABIC PP extrusion line now operational in The Netherlands

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry announced the start-up of its new Polypropylene (PP) extrusion facility in Geleen, The Netherlands.

Steeper Energy, Silva Green Fuel to build advanced biofuel project

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Steeper Energy, a Danish-Canadian clean-fuel company, is partnering with Silva Green Fuel, a Norwegian-Swedish JV, to construct a EUR 50.6 MM (DKK 377 MM) industrial scale demonstration plant at a former pulp mill located in Tofte, Norway leading to a future commercial scale project.

Inter Pipeline to build Canada’s first integrated PDH, PP complex

CALGARY, Alberta — Inter Pipeline Ltd. announced that its board of directors has authorized the construction of a world-scale integrated propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) plant.

INEOS Oligomers to build PAO plant in Texas

Today, INEOS Oligomers announced it had made the Final Investment Decision (FID) to build a new world scale, low viscosity Polyalphaolefin (PAO) unit on the INEOS site at Chocolate Bayou, TX.

CTCI awarded contract for Petronas RAPID project

With years of cultivation and development in the Malaysia hydrocarbon market, CTCI contracted RAPID P1 RFCC Project of PETRONAS in 2014 with a contract value of $1 B.