Process Optimization

Online Exclusive: Strategies for dealing with rising construction costs

Thorough risk assessment and evaluation of alternatives are keys to success as capital projects continue to experience delays and the potential for cost overruns.

ADNOC sends first low-carbon ammonia shipment from the UAE to Germany

ADNOC announced that its first shipment of low-carbon ammonia has left the United Arab Emirates bound for Hamburg, Germany. This is the first ever cargo of low-carbon ammonia to be shipped to Germany.

History of the HPI: The 2000s: Net-zero, environmental regulations, capacity acceleration and digital transformation

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This final installment of the History of the HPI series details major events in the refining and petrochemicals industry over the past 20 yr, including stricter regulations/initiatives to curb carbon emissions, a safer and more environmentally friendly way to produce and handle chemicals, significant capital investments to boost production capacity and digital transformation.

Technip Energies acquires Biosuccinium Technology from DSM for bio-sourced and fully biodegradable polymers production

Technip Energies announced the purchase of Biosuccinium technology from DSM, adding a technology solution to its growing Sustainable Chemicals portfolio.

Technip Energies and Agilyx announced the launch of the TruStyrenyx brand, an all-in-one solution for the chemical recycling of polystyrene

TruStyrenyx combines Agilyx’s pyrolysis process and Technip Energies purification technology, yielding a recycled styrene monomer with exceptional high purity.

Clean Fuel refinery expansion will reduce Thailand energy dependence

Thailoil's ongoing expansion and upgrading works at its Laemchabang plant will enable the state-owned oil company to increase its crude oil processing capacity from 275,000 bpd to an estimated 400,000 bpd upon completion in 2023.

OPC Foundation and FieldComm Group to develop an instrumentation device profile for OPC UA Field eXchange

The aim is to provide an interoperable interface between PLC / DCS and instrumentation devices, such as transmitters, instruments, and actuators. The solution shall support different industries such as oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, water & wastewater, and pulp & paper.

Terra Drone Corporation & NDT CCS performs visual inspection of Adnoc Refining's RFCC facilities

The pilot project this time was carried out to prove that drones can be used for internal visual inspections at RFCC facilities, especially in reactors, cyclones, and boilers.

L&T wins contract from Indian Oil Corporation

IOCL is implementing the Panipat Refinery Expansion (P-25) Project to enhance refining capacity from 15 MMtpy to 25 MMtpy to meet the growth in demand of petroleum products and to increase their profitability and competitiveness in the long run.

Online Exclusive: How chemical manufacturers can navigate inflation

2021 was a bounce back year for chemicals M&A after the challenges of COVID-19. Both deal value and volume returned to historical highs, surpassing pre-pandemic levels.