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JGC Awarded Diesel Hydrotreater Project in Singapore

JGC awarded contract by ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. for engineering, procurement, and construction of the main process facilities for a diesel hydrotreater project. This project is located at ExxonMobil's Singapore Refinery.
27/12/2010  More »

Aker Solutions Awarded FEED for Tails Management Facility in UK

URENCO UK awards Aker Solutions a contract to provide the front end design engineering and interface support for a new tails management processing and storage facility at URENCO's Capenhurst site in North West England, UK.
23/12/2010  More »

Qatar Petroleum and Shell Sign MoU to Jointly Develop Major Petrochemicals Project in Qatar

Qatar Petroleum and Shell have signed Memorandum of Understanding to jointly study the development of a major petrochemicals complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.
21/12/2010  More »

Foster Wheeler Awarded Contract for New Blending Plant in Belgium

Foster Wheeler awarded contract by Kuwait Petroleum International Lubricants for the provision of detailed engineering services for a brownfield lube oil blending plant to be built at Kuwait Petroleum's facility at Antwerp, Belgium.
21/12/2010  More »

Foster Wheeler Acquires CEntry Sulfur Recovery Technology From FLSmidth & Company

Foster Wheeler AG's Global Engineering and Construction Group acquires CEntry Sulfur Recovery proprietary technology from FLSmidth & Company. Acquisition includes patents, know-how and skilled personnel.
15/12/2010  More »

Fluor and Russia's SIBUR Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Fluor Corporation signs memorandum of understanding with SIBUR, Russia's leading petrochemical company, for the establishment of a joint venture with the Scientific Research and Design Institute for Gas Processing (NIPIgaspererabotka) in Krasnodar, Russia.
15/12/2010  More »

Sasol Polymers' Settlement of Section 4 Complaint

As previously disclosed by Sasol Limited as part of its ongoing disclosures, the South African Competition Commission has been investigating the South African polymers industry. Sasol Polymers, a division of Sasol Chemical Industries Limited ("Sasol Polymers"), has now concluded a settlement agreement with the Competition Commission ("the Commission") in relation to its existing propylene supply agreement ("the Supply Agreement") with Safripol (Proprietary) Limited ("Safripol").
14/12/2010  More »

Repsol Sells Stake in Refap Refinery for $350 Million

Repsol agrees to sell to Petrobras its 30% stake in the Alberto Pasqualini Refinery (REFAP) in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Following the transaction, Petrobras becomes the only shareholder of the refinery, which has a nominal capacity of 190,000 bbld.
14/12/2010  More »

Fluor Named Project Management Consultant for New Refinery in Turkey

Fluor Corporation announced today that SOCAR & TURCAS Rafineri A.S. (STRAS), the joint venture of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and TURCAS Petrol A.S., awarded the firm a project management consultant contract for a new refinery to be built in Aliaga, Turkey.
14/12/2010  More »

Foster Wheeler Wins Basic Design and Feed Contract for Two Grassroots Refineries in Brazil

Foster Wheeler awarded basic engineering design and front-end engineering design contract for two grassroots refineries in Brazil for Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., (Petrobras).
13/12/2010  More »

Jacobs Joint Venture, JESA, Awarded Contract From OCP EPCM Services to Support New DAP/MAP Production Plant

Jacobs Engineering SA, Jacobs' joint venture with OCP S.A (OCP), selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for OCP's latest Diammonium Phosphate and Monoammonium Phosphate production plant, to be constructed in Jorf Lasfar, Morocco.
13/12/2010  More »

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. Memorandum of Understanding for Petrochemical Project

Petrobras signs, together with its wholly-owned subsidiary Petroquisa, Memorandum of Understanding with Albemarle Corporation for development of a project at the Fábrica Carioca de Catalisadores S.A.
08/12/2010  More »

Shaw Awarded Contract for Proprietary Technology and Engineering for New Ethylene Plant in India

Shaw Group selected by GAIL (India) Limited (GAIL) to provide its proprietary technology and basic engineering for a new 450,000 tons per annum ethylene plant.
08/12/2010  More »

Jacobs Receives Contract from CPC Corporation, Taiwan for New Sulfur Recovery Unit

Jacobs Engineering receives contract from CPC Corporation, Taiwan to design and license Jacobs' proprietary EUROCLAUS(R) technology for a desulfurization unit as part of the Ta-Lin refinery expansion project in Kaoshiung, Taiwan. Jacobs will execute the project from its office in Leiden, The Netherlands.
07/12/2010  More »

Total Announces Plan to Sell Specialty Chemicals' Photocure and Coatings Resins Assets to Arkema

Total to sell its photocure and coatings resins businesses to Arkema for a €550 million enterprise value. The transaction reflects Total's strategy of refocusing its Specialty Chemicals activities.
07/12/2010  More »

Wood Group - CCC JV Wins US$800m Contract with Petroleum Development Oman

Petroleum Development Oman awards seven-year engineering and maintenance services contract to Wood Group – CCC, a joint venture set up to provide operations and maintenance services for the oil & gas and petrochemical industries in Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen.
07/12/2010  More »

Sasol to Build World's First Ethylene Tetramerisation Unit

Sasol plans to construct the world's first commercial ethylene tetramerisation unit, capable of producing over 100,000 metric tons per year of combined 1-octene and 1-hexene, at its Lake Charles production site, in Louisiana, USA.
03/12/2010  More »

Technip Awarded Major Contract in Algeria

Technip awarded contract by Sonatrach, the Algerian national oil company, for the refurbishment and revamping of the Algiers refinery. Project will be carried out by Technip's operating center in Paris, France.
02/12/2010  More »

Technip Awarded Contract by Total for the Hydrocracker of the Normandy Refinery

Technip awarded by Total an engineering, procurement services and construction management contract to increase the capacity of the hydrocracker at the Normandy refinery located in Gonfreville, France. Technip's operating centre in Paris, France will execute the contract with support from the Group's Zoetermeer office in the Netherlands.
01/12/2010  More »

CB&I Announces Technology Awards in China

CB&I's Lummus Technology awarded contract by Liaoning Tongyi Petrochemical Co., Ltd. for the license and engineering design of grassroots OCT olefins conversion units and CATOFIN® dehydrogenation units at several of its sites in China.
30/11/2010  More »

Aker Solutions Expands Product Offering in Southern Africa

Aker Solutions awarded contract for the supply of an anodically protected, proprietary sulphuric acid cooler to Foskor Ltd, one of the world's largest producers of phosphate and phosphoric acid.
24/11/2010  More »

Aker Solutions Secures Contracts for Mooring and Loading System

Aker Solutions wins two contracts for the supply of mooring and loading systems in Brazil. The contracts have a combined value of approximately NOK 210 million. Contract party for both contracts is Aker Pusnes AS.
22/11/2010  More »

Cape Middle East Wins £2.2 million Insulation Contract from Sinopec

Cape Middle East awarded Letter of Intent from SINOPEC E&C, the Engineering and Construction department of China Petrochemical Corporation, to provide insulation works on the CDU/VDU plant on the Jubail Export Refinery in Saudi Arabia.
16/11/2010  More »

CB&I Awarded Feed Contract for Shtokman LNG Export Terminal Project

CB&I Lummus awarded contract for the front-end engineering & design (FEED) services for the Shtokman LNG storage and loading facility at the sea port in Terriberka in the Murmansk region of the Russian Federation.
16/11/2010  More »

CB&I Awarded Middle East Storage Contract

CB&I awarded contract, valued in excess of US$60 million, by Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd. for construction of several storage tanks for the Ruwais Refinery expansion project in Abu Dhabi.
10/11/2010  More »

Mott MacDonald Carries Out Power System Studies in Papua New Guinea

Mott MacDonald appointed by Chiyoda - JGC Joint Venture to carry out power system studies to support the development of gas fields in Papua New Guinea throughout the engineering, procurement and construction phase.
10/11/2010  More »

Total and CPI Join Forces to Study Coal-to-olefins Petrochemical Project in China

Total and the Chinese energy group China Power Investment Corporation announced their intention to build a coal-based petrochemical plant in China.
04/11/2010  More »

CB&I Awarded Storage Tank Contract in Abu Dhabi

CB&I awarded contract, valued in excess of US$40 million, by Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd. for a storage tank project in Abu Dhabi. Takreer, a subsidiary of ADNOC, is the project owner.
04/11/2010  More »

SNC-Lavalin to Revamp Sulphuric Acid Plants in Jordan

SNC-Lavalin awarded engineering, procurement and construction contract by Jordan Phosphate Mines Co. to upgrade and increase the capacity of two sulphuric acid plants in Aqaba, Jordan.
03/11/2010  More »

Foster Wheeler Awarded Contract for Floating LNG Receiving Terminal in Indonesia

Foster Wheeler awarded contract by Perusahaan Gas Negara for the provision of project management consultancy services for new floating LNG receiving terminal (the "Medan Floating LNG Terminal" facility) to be built in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
02/11/2010  More »

Foster Wheeler Wins EPCm Contract for London Gateway Import Facilities in the UK

Foster Wheeler awarded engineering, procurement and construction management contract by subsidiary of DP World for the London Gateway Import Facilities project at the former Shell Haven refinery in the Thames estuary, some 40 kilometers from Central London.
01/11/2010  More »

Statoil Exercises One Year Option with Aker Solutions at Mongstad Refinery

Statoil exercises one year option to extend its contract with Aker Solutions at the Mongstad refinery in Norway. The estimated contract value for 2011 totals approximately NOK 100 million and the work will occupy about 120 employees from Aker Solutions in Bergen, Norway.
29/10/2010  More »

Jacobs Receives Contract from Nexen

Jacobs Engineering Group receives three year, performance based contract from Nexen Inc. for provision of general maintenance services at the company's Long Lake bitumen production and upgrading facilities in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.
19/10/2010  More »

Petrofac to Provide Duty Holder Services for Sharjah Government

Petrofac awarded contract by the Government of Sharjah, to take over operational responsibility and facilities management of the Sajaa Gas Plant and related assets, located approximately 30km from the commercial centre of Sharjah, UAE.
11/10/2010  More »

Foster Wheeler Awarded Contract for New Delayed Coking Unit in Argentina

Foster Wheeler's Engineering and Construction Group awarded contract by YPF.S.A. for a new delayed coking unit to be built at YPF's Complejo Industrial La Plata in Argentina. Foster Wheeler's scope of work includes detailed engineering, procurement services and support to construction and plant start-up.
08/10/2010  More »

Repsol Signs Multiyear LNG Agreement with Qatargas

Repsol and Qatargas sign multiyear LNG agreement under which Qatargas will supply LNG to Repsol Energy Canada Ltd. at the Canaport™ LNG facility in Saint John, New Brunswick.
07/10/2010  More »

Foster Wheeler Awarded Carbon Capture Study Contract by the CO2 Capture Project

Foster Wheeler awarded contract by the CO2 Capture Project to undertake study to evaluate a range of refinery, in-situ extraction of bitumen and natural gas power generation CO2 capture scenarios.
07/10/2010  More »

AMEC and BP Enter Into Another Long-term Strategic Contract for Onshore Projects

AMEC enters into global agreement with BP International Ltd to provide Engineering and Project Management Services (EPMS) for BP's onshore facilities developments around the world.
05/10/2010  More »

BAM Clough Receive Additional Letter of Intent for PNG LNG Jetty Topsides

Clough announce that BAM Clough Joint Venture received an additional Letter of Intent from Chiyoda JGC Joint Venture for the fabrication and construction of the topsides for the PNG LNG condensate offloading jetty.
05/10/2010 More »

Suncor Energy Responds to Spill at Montreal Refinery Port Facilities

Suncor Energy responds to diesel spill that occurred last night at its Montreal refinery port facilities. Current estimates indicate that approximately 35 barrels of diesel leaked into the St. Lawrence River.
29/09/2010 More »

Fluor Awarded Shell's Project Hijau Gasoil Phase-1 in Malaysia

Fluor Corporation awarded the Project Hijau Gasoil Phase-1 by Shell Refining Company FOM Malaysia. The project comprises a new 6,000 tonnes-per-day diesel processing unit located in Port Dickson, Malaysia.
29/09/2010 More »

Jacobs Receives Contract From Huntsman Corporation to Expand Chemical Plant in Singapore

Jacobs Engineering Group receives contract from Huntsman Corporation to provide engineering, procurement, construction management and turnaround management services for capacity expansion of Huntsman's polyether amines manufacturing facility on Jurong Island, Singapore.
28/09/2010 More »

Mott MacDonald Appointed Technical Adviser for New LPG Terminal in Mauritius

Mott MacDonald appointed by Petredec (Mauritius) Ltd as technical adviser for construction of a liquefied petroleum gas import/export terminal with a 15,000 tonne storage facility in Port Louis, Mauritius.
13/09/2010 More »

Total Acquires 20% Interest in GLNG Project

Total signs agreement with Santos and Petronas to acquire 20% interest in the GLNG project in Australia, for US$750 million dollars (as of June 1, 2010), Santos and Petronas transferring 15% and 5% respectively to Total.
10/09/2010 More »

Foster Wheeler Awarded PMC Contract for Linear Alkyl Benzene Plant Expansion by Gulf Farabi in Saudi Arabia

Foster Wheeler awarded contract by Gulf Farabi Petrochemical Company for the provision of project management consultancy services for Gulf Farabi's Linear Alkyl Benzene plant expansion at Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
08/09/2010 More »

Sasol Nitro Announces Process to Divest of Five Fertiliser Blending Plants

Sasol Nitro, as part of an agreement with the Competition Commission, to divest from five of its regional fertiliser blending plants. Nitro intends to sell the Bellville, Durban, Kimberley, Potchefstroom and Endicott fertiliser blending plants as going concerns before August 2011.
06/09/2010 More »

Clough Curtain Receive Work Order for PNG LNG Upstream Infrastructure

Curtain Joint Venture receives firm work orders worth AU$250 Million associated with the Upstream Infrastructure contract awarded on 1 May 2009. Total value of work awarded to CCJV on the Upstream Infrastructure project now stands at AU$560 Million.
03/09/2010 More »

Woodside Update on Browse LNG Development Land Access

Woodside acknowledges the Western Australian Government's decision to proceed with the compulsory acquisition of land required for the State's Browse LNG Precinct. Woodside is the foundation commercial proponent at the Precinct.
03/09/2010 More »

BP to Sell Malaysian Ethylene and Polyethylene Interests to Petronas

BP agree to sell its interests in ethylene and polyethylene production in Malaysia to Petronas. The agreement concerns BP's 15 per cent interest in Ethylene Malaysia Sdn Bhd and 60 per cent interest in Polyethylene Malaysia Sdn Bhd, both of which are operated by Petronas.
03/09/2010 More »

KBR Awarded Contract by Chemetall Foote Corp. for Lithium Hydroxide Operation Expansion

KBR's Downstream business unit awarded contract to provide engineering and procurement services to Chemetall Foote Corp. (a subsidiary of Rockwood Holdings, Inc.) for the addition of lithium hydroxide production at its current operation in Kings Mountain, North Carolina.
31/08/2010 More »

BAM Clough JV Awarded Letter of Intent for PNG LNG Jetty

Clough today announced that the BAM Clough Joint Venture received a Letter of Intent from Chiyoda JGC Joint Venture to proceed with the design and construction of the LNG and condensate offloading jetty for the PNG LNG project.
28/08/2010 More »

Shell and Cosan Sign Joint Venture

US$12-billion joint venture between Shell International Petroleum Company Limited (Shell) and Cosan S.A. (Cosan) moves closer to reality today when the two companies signed binding agreements.
25/08/2010 More »

KBR Awarded Contracts by The Republic of Iraq Ministry of Oil for Grassroots FCC and ROSE© Units at Maissan Refinery

KBR awarded two contracts by the Republic of Iraq Ministry of Oil through the South Refineries Company. KBR will provide licensing and basic engineering services for the construction of Fluid Catalytic Cracking and Solvent Deasphalting units at the planned grassroots Maissan Refinery in Maissan, Iraq.
24/08/2010 More »

Review of Project Application Report Submitted by Sasol and the Shenhua Ningxia Coal Group

The review, by the appointed experts, of the Project Application Report, submitted by Sasol and the Shenhua Ningxia Coal Group, as owners of the planned Coal to Liquids facility in Ningxia Hui Autonomus Region, to the China Development and Reform Commission, will conclude tomorrow in Yinchuan China.
23/08/2010 More »

U.S. Department of Energy Awards Fluor-Led Team 10-Year, $2.1 Billion Contract for Portsmouth Cleanup

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth chosen by U.S. Department of Energy for next phase of cleanup at the Portsmouth site in Pike County, Ohio.
18/08/2010 More »

Mustang Selected by Ecopetrol Transporte Division for Capital Project Development Services in Colombia

Ecopetrol S.A., an energy and petrochemical company headquartered in Colombia, award Wood Group's Mustang two-year Master Service Agreement to provide pipeline engineering expertise and related services.
17/08/2010 More »

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Jonathan Goodluck Meets with Eni CEO Paolo Scaroni

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Jonathan Ebele Goodluck, met recently in Abuja with Eni CEO, Paolo Scaroni, to discuss the strategies in the Nigerian hydrocarbon sector within the current international energy environment.
17/08/2010 More »

BASF to Build Dispersions Plant in Huizhou to Better Serve Growing Markets in South China

BASF to invest in dispersions plant in Daya Bay Petrochemical Industrial Park in Huizhou, China. The new plant will produce XSB dispersions for the paper industry and acrylic dispersions for industries such as coatings, construction, printing & packaging and adhesives.
16/08/2010 More »

Jacobs Receives Contract From Heurtey Petrochem for New Hydrogen Plant in Serbia

Jacobs Engineering receive contract from Heurtey Petrochem SA, France to provide engineering services for new hydrogen plant generation unit at the Naftna Industrija Srbije refinery.
10/08/2010 More »

New Contract Win for Cape in Algeria

Cape awarded contract by Snamprogetti Chiyoda s.a.s. di Saipem S.p.A.. Contract is for provision of the total insulation works for the Sonatrach GL3-Z LNG Project in Arzew, Algeria.
10/08/2010 More »

CB&I Announces Technology Award for PDH Plant in China

CB&I's Lummus Technology awarded contract by Tianjin Bohua Petrochemical Company for license and engineering design of grassroots propane dehydrogenation unit to be built in Tianjin, China.
09/08/2010 More »

AMEC and SZPE Form New Joint Venture in China to Provide Engineering Services

AMEC and Shanghai Zone Petrochemical Engineering Co. Ltd (SZPE), a chemical engineering company based in Shanghai, form new joint venture in China, SZPE AMEC.
09/08/2010 More »

Shaw Selected to Provide Project Management Consultancy Services for Base Oils Plant at Ruwais Refinery

Shaw Group awarded contract by Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer) to provide project management consultancy services during the engineering, procurement and construction phase of a base oils plant at the Ruwais Industrial Complex in Abu Dhabi.
03/08/2010 More »

Foster Wheeler Awarded Contract for Uruguay's First LNG Receiving Terminal

Foster Wheeler awarded owner's engineer contract for new LNG receiving terminal (the "GNL Del Plata" facility) to be built in Montevideo, in the region of Río de la Plata, Uruguay.
03/08/2010 More »

Jacobs Receives Alliance Contract from Eastman Chemical Company for Construction, and Maintenance Services

Jacobs Engineering Group receive multi-year, continuous presence contract from Eastman Chemical Company for program management services, capital construction projects and site maintenance support at its Kingsport, Tennessee, site.
03/08/2010 More »

Shaw Selected to Provide Project Management Consultancy Services for Adana Dogu Akdeniz Refinery in Turkey

Shaw Group awarded contract by Dogu Akdeniz Petrokimya ve Rafineri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., a subsidiary of Çal k Enerji, to provide project management consultancy services for grassroots refinery in Yumurtal k located in the Ceyhan region of Turkey.
28/07/2010 More »

CB&I Awarded LNG Storage Tank Contract

CB&I awarded contract, valued in excess of US$190 million, for two LNG storage tanks associated with major liquefaction project in the Asia Pacific region.
27/07/2010 More »

Jacobs Receives Contract From Dow for European Copolymer Manufacturing Facility

Jacobs receives contract from The Dow Chemical Company to provide engineering and construction management services for the expansion of its facility in Fombio, Italy. Jacobs expected to execute project from their Milan, Italy office.
20/07/2010 More »

Apache, KUFPEC and KOGAS Sign LNG Sales and Equity Agreements for Wheatstone Project in Western Australia

Apache Corporation today announced that its subsidiary - together with a subsidiary of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. k.s.c. - signed Heads of Agreement for the purchase of liquefied natural gas from the Wheatstone LNG project in Australia and an equity stake in the project by Korea Gas Corporation.
19/07/2010 More »

Chevron and KOGAS Sign Major LNG and Equity Agreements for the Wheatstone

Chevron Corporation's Australian subsidiaries sign Heads of Agreement with Korea Gas Corporation for delivery of liquefied natural gas from the Chevron-operated Wheatstone natural gas project in Australia.
19/07/2010 More »

Foster Wheeler Awarded Feed Framework Agreement for Kårstø Life Extension Project in Norway

Foster Wheeler enters into Framework Agreement, awarded by Statoil, acting on behalf of Gassco AS as operator for the Gassled joint venture, for front-end engineering design services valid through 2013 to support the development of the Kårstø oil and gas processing plant in Norway.
15/07/2010 More »

Jacobs Forms Relationship With PTT Maintenance and Engineering Company Limited, Thailand

Jacobs Engineering Group signs Memorandum of Understanding with PTT Maintenance and Engineering Company Limited, a leading maintenance and engineering contracting company based in Thailand.
08/07/2010 More »

Eni Enters Agreements with U.S. Department of Justice and SEC Over Former Subsidiary Snamprogetti

Snamprogetti Netherlands B.V., former indirect subsidiary of Eni and current subsidiary of Saipem, enters into deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve an investigation into Snamprogetti Netherlands B.V.'s activities in connection with contracts to build liquid natural gas facilities on Bonny Island, Nigeria.
07/07/2010 More »

Jacobs Launches New Management and Strategy Consulting Company

Jacobs Engineering Group launches new company, LeighFisher Inc., dedicated to the management and strategy consultancy market.
06/07/2010 More »

Cape to Provide Thermal Insulation Works on Borouge Phase 3 Project

Cape awarded letter of intent to provide Thermal Insulation Works on the Borouge Phase 3 petrochemical project in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. Award follows Cape's successful completion of the Thermal Insulation Works on Borouge Phases 1 & 2.
06/07/2010 More »

AkzoNobel Sets $3 Billion China Target for 2015

AkzoNobel's ambitious growth plans for Asia underlined when company announced that it plans to double its current revenue in China within five years. A target of $3 billion has been set for 2015, with China poised to play an integral role in AkzoNobel's strategic focus on the world's growth regions.
02/07/2010 More »

Douai Court of Appeals Issues Ruling on the Flanders Refinery

Total appraised of ruling issued by the French Douai Court of Appeals. Completion of the information and consultation process allows Total to proceed with the permanent shutdown of refining operations at the facility in Dunkirk.
01/07/2010 More »

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