Mississippi Lime increases hydrated lime capacity


Hanwha Total Petrochemical, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Hanwha, will invest nearly $500 million to further expand its Daesan integrated refining and petrochemical complex in South Korea. The planned investment will increase polypropylene capacity by close to 60 percent to 1.1 million tonnes per year by the end of 2020. The ethylene capacity will simultaneously increase by 10 percent to 1.5 million tonnes. This project complements the ongoing investments totaling $750 million to increase the complex’s ethylene production capacity by 30 percent to 1.4 million tonnes per year by mid-2019 and to expand polyethylene production capacity by 50 percent to 1.1 million tonnes by end-2019. Read More

ExxonMobil has made its 10th discovery offshore Guyana. Increasing its estimate of the discovered recoverable resource for the Stabroek Block to more than 5 billion oil-equivalent barrels. The resource estimate, up from the previous estimate of more than 4 billion oil-equivalent barrels, is a result of further evaluation of previous discoveries and includes a new discovery at the Pluma-1 well. The Liza Phase 1 development is expected to begin producing up to 120,000 barrels oil per day by early 2020, utilizing the Liza Destiny floating storage, production and offloading vessel (FPSO). Sanctioning of a third development, Payara, is also expected in 2019 with start up as early as 2023. Read More

Yordas Group has launched a global regulatory monitoring system on behalf of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA). The global regulatory monitoring system for chemical substances (GRMS2) is a regulatory radar for the automotive industry, providing key information on regulatory action being considered for the substances used within the sector. The roll-out of the GRMS2 tool is scheduled to take place over a 3-year period. The GRMS2 platform aims to inform companies in advance of new regulations, enabling the sector to make timely decisions regarding their regulatory compliance. The system is built around the comprehensive data that powers Yordas Hive, an internationally renowned regulatory compliance and chemicals management system. Read More

Mississippi Lime Company has significantly increased enhanced hydrated lime capacities at their Weirton, WV and Verona, KY facilities. Mississippi Lime’s products employ industry leading technology for efficient solutions in the Dry Sorbent Injection industry as well as many other chemical processes and environmental control applications. The novel, high quality products allow customers to realize cost savings and processing efficiencies from higher performing hydrated lime. Read More

 

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