Oxea completes new propanol unit in Bay City, Texas


Oxea said that its new world-scale propanol production unit at Bay City site in Texas, US, is mechanically complete. The new facility propanol 2 is now being commissioned and is scheduled for commercial production in the third quarter of 2018. With a nameplate capacity of 100,000 mt per annum of n-propanol, propanol 2 is currently one of Oxea’s largest investment projects. Utilizing Oxea’s advanced proprietary process technology and its comprehensive process know-how, process stability in the new unit will be improved, achieving an even higher product quality. Read more

 

Brunei, the largest shareholder in Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC), has agreed to sell a 37 percent stake to India’s two largest importers and producers of fertilisers in a deal worth around $130 million, the Amman stock exchange said. Indian Potash Limited and Kisan International Trading FZE, a subsidiary of Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO), bought the stake in Jordan’s largest mining and chemical company from Kamil Holdings Limited, owned by the Brunei Investment Agency, the exchange said in a statement. Read more

 

Gazprom and Sibur have signed a long-term agreement on ethane fraction supplies. The agreement was signed by Valery Golubev, deputy chairman of Gazprom’s management committee and Dmitry Konov, chairman of Sibur’s management board. The document provides more details on the basic terms and conditions of a previously signed preliminary agreement for the future 20-year ethane fraction supplies from Gazprom’s Amur gas processing plant (GPP) to Sibur’s Amur gas chemical complex (GCC). In particular, the document specifies the volume (ca.2 mtpa), the pricing formula and the Parties’ responsibility for ensuring stable supplies and feedstock reception. Read more

 

Honeywell (HON) said that IRPC PLC will use a range of advanced process technologies from Honeywell UOP for a new aromatics complex in Thailand’s Rayong Province. As part of the project, Honeywell UOP will provide licensing, design, key equipment and state-of-the-art catalysts and adsorbents. When completed in 2022, the complex will produce 1.2 million metric tons per year of paraxylene used to make plastic resins, films and fibres. It also will increase its benzene production capacity from 114,000 to 495,000 tons per year. Benzene is a fuel additive and ingredient in plastics, lubricants, rubber, dyes and detergents. Read more

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