Engineering & Design

Materia expands Proxima manufacturing facilities in Texas

PASADENA, Calif. – Materia Inc., a company in the development and manufacturing of catalysts and advanced polymers, is expanding its Proxima thermoset resins manufacturing capacity fivefold in Huntsville, Texas.

Honeywell awarded equipment contract for Dangote’s largest single-train refinery

DES PLAINES, Ill. – UOP LLC, a division of Honeywell International Inc. announced that it has won a contract from Dangote Oil Refinery Company Ltd. for critical equipment, technology licensing and design services for a world-scale integrated refinery and petrochemical plant. When completed, the integrated complex in Lekki, near the capital of Lagos in Nigeria, will be the largest single-train refinery in the world.

Uzbekistan starts construction of $2.2-B oil refinery

TASHKENT (Reuters) -- Uzbekistan started construction of a $2.2 B refinery on Thursday, which will use oil imported from Russia and Kazakhstan, state news agency UzA reported.

Lubrizol selects Jacobs for EPC services at polyisobutylene unit

DALLAS -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been selected by Lubrizol to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for Lubrizol’s new Polyisobutylene (PIB) unit in Deer Park, Texas.

OPTIMIZE ’17: Elevate, collaborate and innovate

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

HOUSTON -- Aspentech's user meeting kicked off Tuesday with live Irish music introducing the company’s CEO Antonio Pietri. His principal focus was a third solution portfolio—Asset Performance Management (APM)—being added to their Engineering and their Manufacturing & Supply chain solutions. Since OPTIMIZE 2015, they have spent $70 MM on acquisitions and $130 MM on internal R&D.

SPATCO Petroleum Solutions expands to southeast US with new facility

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- SPATCO Petroleum Solutions, a wholly owned division of SPATCO Energy Solutions, announced the opening of a new facility in Memphis, Tennessee. The new facility is the company's third expansion in the last 18 months.

Bechtel awarded two contracts for petchem project in Egypt

HOUSTON -- Bechtel, a company in engineering, procurement, and construction, announced that the company has been awarded two contracts by Carbon Holdings of Egypt: one to provide project management services for the Tahrir Petrochemicals Complex at Ain Sokhna, Egypt, and one to build two new polypropylene units at an adjacent site. In its project management role, Bechtel will have oversight of project execution and contractor performance on what will be the largest petrochemicals complex in Egypt.

ExxonMobil, SABIC select location for proposed petchem project on US Gulf Coast

HOUSTON -- ExxonMobil Chemical Company and SABIC each announced the selection of a site in San Patricio County, Texas for potential development of a jointly owned petrochemical complex on the US Gulf Coast.

CB&I awarded additional tech contract for ZPC's refinery in China

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- CB&I announced it has been awarded a contract by Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical Co. Ltd. for the license and engineering design of a single-train 220 kta diphenyl carbonate (DPC) unit, based on Versalis technology, for a refining and petrochemical complex in China.

ClearSign secures follow-on order from California refinery

SEATTLE -- ClearSign Combustion Corporation, a provider of industrial combustion technologies that help to reduce emissions and improve efficiency, announced that it has secured a follow-on commercial order from a California-based refinery following Duplex technology's pilot with the company late last year.