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Sibur and Solvay to create joint venture in Russia

Solvay and Sibur to produce oil field process chemicals The Russian petrochemical company SIBUR and the Belgium chemical group Solvay signed Heads of agreement in London to produce jointly surfactants and oil field process chemicals.  According to the agreement, SIBUR and Solvay Novecare will create a 50/50 joint venture called RusPAV. The joint venture RusPAV should …

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Sibur in brief

Largest petrochemical company in Russia and CIS The Siberia Urals Petrochemical Company (SIBUR) was established by Decree as a joint-stock company in 1992. SIBUR was formed from multiple entities processing oil, gas and petrochemicals across Russia. In 2001, SIBUR was taken over by Gazprom to resolve debts reorganize the company. In 2008, Gazprom considered the petrochemical …

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Dow and Saudi Aramco continue to award Sadara packages

$20 billion Sadara project takes momentum in Al Jubail With 26 major production units, The Dow Chemical (Dow) and the Saudi National Oil Company Saudi Aramco are building up the world’s largest integrated petrochemical complex in Al Jubail Industrial City, in Al Sharqiya, 100 kilometers northwest Dammam in Saudi Arabia. Dow and Saudi Aramco expect their $20 …

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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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Tecnicas Reunidas wins three EPC contracts in Sadara complex

Dow and Saudi Aramco $20 billion Sadara takes shape Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) is a joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco). Once complete, Sadara petrochemical complex will be one of the world’s largest integrated chemical complex and the largest ever built in a single phase. The facility …

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Epichlorohydrin

Definition Epichlorohydrin (ECH or EPI) is a highly reactive chemical intermediate. In its pure form, it is a clear, colorless liquid. The presence of both an epoxide ring and a chlorine atom in the molecule allows epichlorohydrin to readily undergo a variety of chemical reactions with many types of compounds. This versatility earns its wide use …

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Solvay invests $200 million in bio-based ECH facility in China

Solvay’s Vinythai selected Taixing for new ECH plant  With a Chinese market of epichlorohydrin (ECH) expected to grow by 8% per year, Solvay and its Thai affiliate, Vinythai have decided to invest in a new production plant in Taixing, Jiangsu Province, China. This new plant will have an initial capacity of 100,000 t/y epichlorohydrin. Solvay …

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