McDermott announces Ethylene award in Russia
McDermott International, Inc. recently announced that it has been awarded a large technology contract for the basic engineering and licensing of Irkutsk Oil Company's 650 KTA ethylene plant in Russia, plus the detailed engineering and material supply of six SRT® (Short Residence Time) pyrolysis heaters for the plant.
India: petrochemicals plant
Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) will be investing in its Hazira petrochemicals plant within the next year.
Saudi Aramco and Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical Co. officially signed an agreement to set up an equally-owned joint venture for an integrated refinery and petrochemicals project in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, but they now see total investment costs doubling to USD 8.5 billion, Sumitomo has said.
Singapore: cracker project
Shell announces that it is progressing to the next phase of its proposed world-scale cracker and derivatives project in Singapore.
Saudi Arabia: petrochemical award
Technip has won a contract for an additional cracking furnace in an ethylene plant located in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
UK: LDPE plant on Teeside
Huntsman has announced the go-ahead for plans to build the world's largest low-density polyethylene (LDPE) manufacturing facility, on Teesside in the UK.
PIC, Dow plan ethylene and derivatives complex
Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) of Kuwait, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, and the Dow Chemical Company have announced a plan to construct a new ethylene and derivatives complex in Shuaiba, Kuwait, referred to as Olefins II.
Kårstø plant expansion
Statoil ASA has secured a 10-year sales contract to supply ethane to Borealis AS and Norsk Hydro AS.
BASF to expand China petchem plant
BASF (Germany) plans to expand its biggest China investment, a USD 2.9 billion petrochemicals complex in Nanjing, by 2010, to keep up with the rapidly expanding Chinese market.
Finned tubes from Sandvik
Sandvik Steel has developed a production method for internally, longitudinally finned, cold-finished tubes for use as pyrolysis tubing in the demanding environment of ethylene furnaces.