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Ovia to invest $1.5 billion in Nigeria Quantum Petrochemical Complex

Quantum selected Ibeno for world-scale methanol plant The Nigerian Quantum Petrochemical Company Limited (Quantum) has decided to invest $1.5 billion capital expenditure in a world-scale petrochemical and methanol complex at Ibeno in the Akwa Ibom State of the southern Nigeria on the Gulf of Guinea. Quantum was recently founded by the Nigeria banker Jim Ovia, ranked …

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Australian Incitec Pivot to build new Ammonia facility in Lousiana, USA

KBR to provide PurifierTM Ammonia technology Dyno Nobel Louisiana Ammonia LLC, the US subsidiary of Australian group Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL), made the final investment decision (FID) to build a new nitrogen-based fertilizer plant in Louisiana, USA. In order to optimize its $850 million capital expenditure, IPL selected an existing chemical complex in Waggaman, Louisiana, to …

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Toyo Engineering to build the largest Polyethylene plant in Egypt

Ethydco selected Toyo and ENPPI for Alexandria PE The local Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (Ethydco) selected Toyo Engineering Company (Toyo) from Japan and the Egyptian Engineering for the Petroleum and Process Industries (ENPPI) company to build the largest polyethylene plant in Egypt. With a capacity of 400,000 t/y of polyethylene, this greenfield unit is …

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SABIC and Vopak form joint venture for new Al Jubail terminal

SABIC and Vopak to build $400 million storage facility Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and Royal Vopak (Vopak) signed Heads of Agreement (HoA) to form a joint venture to build new storage facilities in the Al Jubail Terminal on the east coast of Saudi Arabia. The joint venture between SABIC and Vopak should be established under …

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Ineos Technologies for Rosneft’s VNHK Nakhodka project

Vostochnaya Neftechemicheskaya moves on Nakhodka petrochemical complex project ZAO Vostochnaya Neftechemicheskaya (VNHK) is fully owned  OJSC NK ROSNEFT (Rosneft) company created in 2011 to develop a petrochemical complex in Primorsky region, near Pervostroiteley settlement of Nakhodkinsky urban district. Nakhodka is located in the Vladivostok region, in the East of the Russian Federation.  Rosneft’s VNHK is planning …

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Mixed cracker

Definition Mixed cracker refers to cracker in the refining process which can treat equally ethane or naphtha Comments The cracker is a master piece of the refining process to produce gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and all the building blocks of the petrochemical industry (ethylene, propylene, butadiene and all their respective derivatives) To feed this cracker, usually a …

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Jacobs wins Dow and Saudi Aramco Sadara EPCM contract

Jacobs collects awards in Saudi Arabia giant projects In May, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs) had been awarded the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for the $6 billion Ma’aden Phosphate city project. Then in June, Jacobs announced to have won the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for three polyethylene trains for the …

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Advanced and Bayegan sign MoU for $1 billion project in Turkey

Advanced and Bayegan to build a new PDH-PP plant Advanced Petrochemical Company (Advanced), a leading Saudi Arabia based producer of petrochemical products, and Bayegan Group (Bayegan), a Turkish international trading company, engaged in petroleum derivatives, petrochemicals and other commodities, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of a joint $ …

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