Chevron Phillips chemicals selects Audubon for main contractor framework agreement

HOUSTON, TX — Audubon Engineering Solutions, a global provider of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for the oil & gas, petrochemical, refining, and pipeline markets, announced that it has signed a teaming agreement with Chevron Phillips Chemical to provide capital-engineering services for their Gulf Coast Facilities.

MOL Group partners with Evonik, thyssenkrupp for Polyol Project

BUDAPEST — Half a year after the announcement of the 2030 strategy, MOL Group has reached an important milestone in its industrial transformational journey. The license agreements signed with Evonik and thyssenkrupp, will enable MOL to produce propylene oxide, a key component for the production of polyether polyols. MOL intends to become a significant producer of polyether polyols, high-value intermediates for products applied in the automotive, packaging and furniture industries.

SCG to proceed with Vietnam petchem project investment

Vina SCG Chemicals Co., Ltd. (VSCG), wholly-owned subsidiary by SCG, has approved to proceed with the investment of the Long Son Petrochemicals Company Limited (LSP). LSP issued the Letter of Award to key contractors on July 14 and the final contract signing is expected to be in the second half of 2017. The estimated 4.5-yr construction of the complex is managed under the consolidated turnkey lump sum project format, with commercial operation expected by the first half of 2022.

LyondellBasell to build world's largest PO/TBA plant in Texas

HOUSTON and LONDON — LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, today announced the final investment decision to build the world's largest propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant in the Houston area.

MHI completes large-scale 2-train polyethylene plant for Exxon

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA), a fully owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has completed the construction of a large-scale two-train polyethylene plant in the US.

Romania's OMV Petrom starts work on new polyfuel unit at Petrobrazi

(Reuters) — Romania's oil and gas group OMV Petrom says it has started construction of a new Polyfuel unit at its Petrobrazi Refinery.

CPC Taoyuan starts up sulfur recovery units with DuPont technology

WILMINGTON, DEL. — The Chinese Petroleum Corporation (CPC) awarded DuPont Clean Technologies (DuPont) the contract to supply the technology license, engineering and proprietary equipment for a MECS DynaWave wet gas scrubbing unit to be installed at its Taoyuan refinery in Taiwan in August 2015.

Clariant Catalysts expands in China with opening of new office in Yinchuan

MUNICH — Clariant, a company in specialty chemicals, announced the opening of a new office for its Catalysts business in Yinchuan city, capital of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in China. With the new branch, Clariant becomes the first multinational catalyst provider based in northwest China, a region that is home to a majority of the nation’s coal-to-chemicals producers as well as numerous syngas and polyolefin companies.

Honeywell to provide detergent manufacturing technologies to Farabi petchem complex

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia — Honeywell announced that Farabi Petrochemicals Company will use Honeywell UOP technologies for a new complex in Yanbu to expand its production of biodegradable detergents. The construction of the new complex is expected to be completed in 2020.

ADNOC, Borealis to extend and expand joint petchem activities in Ruwais

ABU DHABI, UAE — The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Borealis have signed a framework agreement, under which the companies will advance two key projects that will expand both ADNOC and Borealis downstream petrochemicals business and support the delivery of ADNOC’s integrated smart growth and partnership strategy.