New projects and permanent plant shutdowns: January 31-February 7, 2011

14 February 2011 00:00  [Source: ICB]

 

NEW PROJECTS
Company Location Product Capacity* Process Contractor Cost Start-up Status
AkzoNobel Hoskote, Bangalore, India coil and specialty plastic coatings 18m liters/year - - - February 2011 C
BASF Ludwigshafen, Germany Ecoflex biodegradable plastics (x)60,000; 74,000T - - - January 2011 C
Ecovio biodegradable plastics (x); 15,000T - - - - C
Chevron Pascagoula, Mississippi, US base oils 25,000bbl/day - - $1.4bn end 2013 P
Chongqing Jian Feng Chemical China 1,4-butanediol (BDO) 60,000 - - part of $410m 2014 P
polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG) 46,000 - - part of $410m 2014 P
acetylene 22,000 - - part of $410m 2014 P
methanol 60,000 - - part of $410m 2014 P
formaldehyde 135,000 - - part of $410m 2014 P
Comar Chemicals Muttenz, Switzerland (Clariant site) organometallic catalysts and nanoparticle chemicals - - - - 2011 P
Dow Chemical/Saudi Aramco Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia petrochemicals - - - - - S
GRI Group Liege, Belgium and Manchester, UK surfactants and other products (x) - - - - P
Koksan PET Packing Industry Gaziantep, Turkey polyethylene terephthalate (PET) two lines totaling 432,000 - Uhde Inventa-Fischer - first line: Q3 2012 E
LANXESS Jhagadia, Gujarat, India (relocating from Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India) leather chemicals and material protection products relocation and upgrade - - $81m invested to date end 2011 P
Loyal Group Xinjiang, China expandable polystyrene (EPS) 100,000 - - - May 2011 U
Panjin, Liaoning, China EPS 150,000 - - - - P
Zhejiang, China EPS (x)200,000; 380,000T - - - 2012 P
Omsk regional government Omsk, western Siberia, Russia polypropylene (PP) 180,000 - Tecnimont (in partnership with Titan Group) $169m Q3 2011 D
Saudi Aramco Lubricating Oil Refining Yanbu, Saudi Arabia base oils - - Jacobs: front-end engineering and design (FEED) $1bn - E
Saudi Kayan Petrochemical/Saudi Acrylic Acid Co./Saudi Aramco/Dow Chemical Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia n-butanol 330,000 - - $480m H2 2014 P
Segetis US upper midwest solvent and non-phthalate plasticizer products (x) - - - mid 2011 P
Sibur-Khimprom Perm, Urals, Russia EPS 50,000 - - - 2012 U
Zachem Bydgoszcz, Poland toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) (x)15,000; 90,000T - - $11.3m 2013 P

PERMANENT PLANT SHUTDOWNS
Company Location Product Capacity Process Contractor Cost Shutdown
Dow Chemical Freeport, Texas, US vinyl chloride (monomer) (VCM) - - - - -

Notes: *Capacity: figures given in tonnes/year; tonnes/day are converted by multiplying by 330. (x) = expansion; T = total capacity including expansion.

Start-up: Dates given are for planned start-up. H1 = 1st half year; H2 = 2nd half year; Q1 = 1st quarter; Q2 = 2nd quarter; Q3 = 3rd quarter; Q4 = 4th quarter.

Status: S = study; P = planned; A = approval; E = engineering; U = under construction; C = completed; D = delayed.


By: Anna Jagger
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