INEOS announces mega-investment in port of Antwerp
INEOS plans to build a brand-new propane dehydrogenisation (PDH) plant and an ethane cracker. INEOS has chosen the port of Antwerp as the location for a mega-investment of 3 billion euros representing 400 new jobs.
Almac Group Flows into Continuous Technology
Implementation of continuous flow expertise at its global headquarters in Craigavon, UK, with further plans to introduce flow capacity within Arran Chemical Company (Athlone, Ireland).
Ercros has started up the second expansion of the Vila-seca I chlorine plant
Ercros has started a second expansion capacity of 26,000 t/year at the chlorine and caustic soda production plant of its factory in Vila-seca I
Quarterly update from the ECSPP President, Martin Naundorf
During the meeting in Antwerp a new Executive Committee was elected. Early December the new committee had a meeting in which the new President and two Vice Presidents were chosen.
Cepsa’s Gibraltar San Roque refinery has started up its new Sorbex-2 metaxylene plant, with the Warranty Compliance test approved by leading U.S. based energy company Universal Oil Products. This is one of the latest industrial advances made in this production process.
The new unit started up production after an investment of around €70 million and thanks to the work of a team from the Construction, Engineering and Operations departments, which assured it was started up on time.
Sorbex-2 will have a production capacity of 150 tons a day of high quality metaxylene, which is used as the raw material to make polymers and plastics. The new unit will work in tandem with the Sorbex-1 unit, which started production in 2008 and produces 210 tons a day.
Part of the load of xylene needed for the process will come from Cepsa’s La Rábida Refinery in Huelva, which has meant installing a new section to condition it.
Miguel Pérez de la Blanca, the Director of the Gibraltar San Roque Refinery, said that its start-up showed Cepsa’s commitment to the Campo de Gibraltar region where the company has operated for over 50 years.