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Titanium conference

The International Titanium Association (ITA) will hold the 17th Annual Titanium Conference and Exhibition from 30 September 30 to 2 October 2001 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

ABB awarded wellhead platform contract

ABB, the global power and automation technology group, in partnership with Heerema of The Netherlands, has been awarded a contract by Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Ltd (Esso), a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corporation, to design, build and commission a deepwater tension leg platform for the Kizomba A Project located in the deepwater Block 15 offshore Angola.

Vietnam signs power deal with French-led consortiu

A consortium of foreign companies led by France's Electricité de France has signed four agreements with Vietnam and received a license to build a USD 400 million power plant in the south of the country.

New fuel cell projects for Europe

FuelCell Energy Inc. partner, the MTU Friedrichshafen unit of DaimlerChrysler, has announced that it will deliver seven new fuel cell power plants in Europe starting later this year.

Dneprospetsstal goes private

The Ukrainian government has sold its 10% stake in Ukrainian special steel maker, Dneprospetsstal.

Texas plastic upgrade

Contech Control Services has been awarded a turn-key contract for engineering, procurement, construction, and on-line commissioning services for the upgrade of distributed control systems at ExxonMobil Chemical's BAPP plastics plant located in Baytown, Texas.

China’s Sinopec finishes petrochemicals study

Chinese oil major Sinopec Corp. and two foreign companies have finished a joint feasibility study for a USD 3.0 billion petrochemical complex in southern China.

FuelCell Energy announces release of draft decisio

FuelCell Energy Inc. has announced that the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) has released a draft decision on a proposed fuel cell project with the company's Direct FuelCell(R) DFC(R) technology.

Biopharmaceutical complex in Seattle

The Immunex Corporation is to build a biopharmaceutical complex in Seattle, Wahington, worth USD 750 million.

Inco proposes 34% emissions cut

Inco Ltd has confirmed that it has been in discussions with the Ontario (Canada) Ministry of the Environment (MOE) on a programme to comply with a draft control order for emissions at the company’s Sudbury Ontario smelting operations.