Tag: Petrochemical

Iran: Basell technology for new HDPE plant

Gharb Petrochemical Complex has selected Basell’s Hostalen technology for a new 300 KT per year high density polyethylene plant. The plant is to be built at Kermanshah, Kermanshah province, Iran.

IOC to raise capacity of Paradip plant

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) will increase the capacity of its proposed oil refinery at Paradip in Orissa to 15 million tonnes and build it as a petrochemical-cum-oil refinery by 2009-10.

UK: Welsh debottlenecking

Foster Wheeler Ltd has been awarded a contract to debottleneck and improve the energy efficiency of Total’s refinery at Milford Haven, Wales, UK.

Singapore: cracker project

Shell announces that it is progressing to the next phase of its proposed world-scale cracker and derivatives project in Singapore.

Nigeria: refinery in Calabar

Total Support Refineries (TSR) has concluded arrangements to begin construction of a USD 100 million, 12,000 barrels per day capacity modular refinery in Calabar, SE Nigeria.

Contract between BP and Aker Kvaerner

Aker Kvaerner Netherlands BV has received a letter of intent to perform EPCm services for BP Petrochemical and Refining sites in Germany.

Petrojam upgrade/expansion in Jamaica

Jamaica's government plans to expand the capacity of the 36,000 barrel a day (b/d) capacity Petrojam oil refinery to 50,000b/d in a USD 160 million upgrade.

China approves refinery projects

China has approved the building of two oil refineries on the east coast costing more than USD 3 billion to help meet its surging demand for petroleum products.

Linde receives order from Saudi Arabia

Linde AG will construct a facility to produce Linear Alpha Olefins for the Jubail United Petrochemical Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation.

Top tensile strength

Panduit (London, UK) has produced a new stainless steel cable tie design that is claimed to have the world's highest rated ratio of loop tensile strength to tie width.