Total opens $50 mn lubricants oil blending plant in Russia


Total SA has inaugurated its new state-of-the-art lubricants oil blending plant, in Kaluga, Russian Federation. The blending and production plant will allow Total to localize the production of its top-tier lubricants for the Russian market. With an investment equivalent to $50 million, this facility has been designed to produce initially 40,000 tons of automotive and industrial lubricants per year, with a scale-up option to bring this capacity up to 70,000 tons per year. The plant is equipped with a fully automated blending system and ultramodern filling lines. Covering an area of 7 hectares of the Vorsino industrial park in the Kaluga Region, this facility opens less than two years after the start of construction. Read More

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Sirius Minerals PLC for its new materials handling facility (MHF). Located in Teesside, England, the MHF is being constructed as part of the company’s North Yorkshire Polyhalite Project, which will supply a unique type of potash fertilizer. Jacobs is designing the MHF to handle seven million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of granulated product in its first phase of development, with expansion considerations being developed into the design to support up to 20 MTPA of the granulated product. In addition, the facility will also handle three MTPA of coarse product. Read More

KBR Inc’s UK subsidiary has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by BP Plc. The contract is for Phase 1 of the Tortue field Hub/Terminal development located on the maritime border between Senegal and Mauritania. The agreement contains a mechanism to allow transition of the contract to an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract at a later date. KBR will provide management of the Quarters and Utilities (QU) including Telecoms Systems FEED and provision of supplemental services (system engineering, interface oversight, technology planning, support and verification) of the Hub/Terminal for the Tortue project in Senegal and Mauritania. Read More

Clariant has appointed Hans Bohnen, currently head of global business services as the new member of executive committee. Bohnen has been with the company for almost 10 years. Simultaneously, Britta Fuenfstueck, member of executive committee has decided to leave Clariant as of 31 October 2018 to become CEO of the Hartmann Group. Effective 12 October, Bohnen will be installed as a member of Clariant’s executive committee. He will assume responsibility for the business area plastics & coatings, global business services, group information technology, Digital4Clariant, and the regions Latin America and North America. Read More

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