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Executive Viewpoint: Introducing the refinery of the future
Gugel, J., Honeywell UOP

Businesses that develop and commercialize process technology are in a unique position to identify and evaluate global trends in our industry.

Europe: Russian petrochemicals industry on the verge of large-scale growth
Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

The Russian government has announced its plan to increase the volume of support for its domestic petrochemicals industry over the next several years, with the aim of doubling its production and boosting exports, according to Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak and the press service of the Russian Presidential Administration.

The critical maintenance team: Do you have one?
Thorman, G., Consultant

Larger plants typically have planners and maintenance supervisors onsite, as well as operations personnel.

The top three causes of contractor and engineering misalignment
Eichelberger, N., Accruent

When contractors, engineers and operations teams at downstream processing plants do not work together at optimal efficiency, it can present serious problems.

Triple-lane layout for enhanced cracking coil performance

Ethylene is a precursor to many chemicals, fibers and plastics that are used in daily life.

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Global Construction Projects

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According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, more than 320 new projects have been announced in the downstream processing industry over the past year.

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Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight

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Project: Winkler Refinery
Location: Winkler, Texas
Operator: Meridian Energy
Cost: $1B
Capacity: 60,000 bpd
Completion date: Not yet given
Status: Planning
Project: Melamine Plant
Location: Vadodara, India
Operator: Gujarat State
Cost: $90 MM
Capacity: 40,000 tpy
Completion date: 2019 Q1
Status: Commissioned
Project: Acetic Acid Plant
Location: Clear Lake, Texas
Operator: Celanese
Cost: $25 MM
Capacity: 800,000 tpy
Completion date: 2021 Q3
Status: Planning
Project: Sodium Methylate plant expansion
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Operator: Evonik
Cost: Not yet given
Capacity: 90,000 metric tpy
Completion date: Not yet given
Status: Proposed