Petrochemicals

Grace licenses process technology to Canada Kuwait Petrochemical

COLUMBIA, Md. — W. R. Grace & Co., a supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, has contracted to license its UNIPOL PP Process Technology to Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corporation (CKPC), a 50/50 JV between Pembina Pipeline Corporation of Canada and Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C. of Kuwait.

Wison Engineering awarded EPFC contract from Formosa Plastics

SHANGHAI — Wison Engineering Services Co. Ltd., one of the leading chemical engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) management service providers in China, announced that its non-wholly owned affiliated company, Wison Engineering (China) Limited, has been awarded an engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPFC) contract for one section of Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) project in Texas by Formosa Plastics Corporation.

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.

IRPC Americas '17: Best practices should not be sacrificed for cost and schedule

HOUSTON—Stephen L. Cabano, President of Pathfinder LLC, spoke on the recognition vs. application of best practices for capital projects on the second day of Gulf Publishing Company's International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) Americas 2017.

IRPC Americas '17: FCC process history driven by war, competition

HOUSTON—Phillip Niccum, Senior Vice President, Process Engineering for KP Engineering, opened the second day of Gulf Publishing Company's International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) Americas 2017 with a keynote talk on the history and development of the fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) process.

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.

IRPC Americas '17: IMO 2020 panelists advocate bunker sulfur removal "at the source"

HOUSTON—On Day 1 of Gulf Publishing Company's International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) Americas 2018, Hydrocarbon Processing Technical Editor Bob Andrew moderated a late-morning panel discussion on IMO 2020 regulations.

IRPC Americas '17: US supply growth creates opportunities for refining/petchem

HOUSTON—Robert E. Trubac, Technology Director–Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Higher Olefins for CB&I, kicked off the opening of Gulf Publishing Company's International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) Americas 2018 with a keynote address on paraxylene (PX) production via double reslurry crystallization.