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7:47 AM, 25th July 2017
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Shell’s floating LNG unit arrives in Australia

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Shell Australia, an Australian subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, confirmed that its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has arrived in Australian waters. Prelude is the first deployment of Shell’s FLNG technology, that will see a 488-metre-long floating facility extracting and liquefying the gas at sea before it is exported to customers around the globe. The project is located approximately 475km north-north east of Broome in Western Austra ...

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10:52 AM, 19th June 2017
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Reliance, BP to jointly invest in India’s energy sector

MUMBAI, INDIA/ LONDON, UK: Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and BP PLC have agreed to deepen and expand their partnership to work together across a wide range of areas throughout India’s energy sector. They are moving forward to develop already-discovered deepwater gas fields, bringing new gas production for India. The companies announced that they will award contracts to progress development of the ‘R-Series’ deep water gas fields in Block KGD6 off the east coast of India. T ...

9:00 AM, 19th June 2017
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Resil, Acticell collaborate to bring green sustainable textiles

BENGALURU, INDIA: Resil Chemicals Pvt Ltd, one of Asia’s leading textile finishing chemicals manufacturer and Acticell GmbH, an Austrian chemical research company have joined forces to develop environmentally friendly, sustainable textiles. The collaboration is focused on developing a range of green, sustainable chemical solutions for the denim industry. And also, to eliminate what they consider a hazardous process of using potassium permanganate spray in the denim industry, the company s ...

6:46 AM, 19th June 2017
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TechnipFMC bags integrated EPCI contract from Statoil

LONDON, UK/ PARIS, FRANCE/ HOUSTON, US: TechnipFMC (FTI) has been awarded an addition to its ongoing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Statoil in the Norwegian North Sea. The ongoing EPC project covers the provision of subsea equipment including template structure, manifold and two subsea trees including wellheads and modifications of control systems to the Visund Nord IOR (Improved Oil Recovery) project. The extension in ...

11:08 AM, 15th June 2017
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Reliance becomes world’s second largest producer of paraxylene

MUMBAI, INDIA: Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) announced the successful and flawless commissioning of the last crystallisation train (Train 3) of the paraxylene (PX) complex at Jamnagar, Gujarat. This plant is built with state of the art crystallisation technology from BP PLC which is highly energy efficient. With the commissioning of this plant, RIL’s PX capacity has more than doubled making it world’s second largest producer of PX with about 11 percent of global production. Pu ...

9:35 AM, 6th June 2017
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Nuberg selected by EPC for caustic soda plant project in Egypt

NEW DELHI, INDIA/ ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT: Nuberg Engineering Ltd has been selected by Egyptian Petrochemicals Company (EPC) as a single-point solution company, from concept to commissioning, for a caustic soda-chlorine plant in Alexandria, Egypt. The project envisions setting up a turnkey project having a production capacity of 228 tonnes per day (TPD) with a provision to expand it to 342 TPD in future. The plant will be based on new generation state-of-the-art bipolar membrane cell technology ...

8:05 AM, 5th June 2017
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World Environment Day 2017: Lets protect nature

BENGALURU, INDIA: ‘Connecting People to Nature’ is the mantra, as we come to celebrate the World Environment Day (WED) – 5 June. The theme implores people to get outdoors, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the earth that we share. WED, yet again becomes the most widely celebrated global, annual event, aimed towards positive environmental action, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Celebrating WED with ...

10:22 AM, 2nd June 2017
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Clariant appoints BP supply chain director as president, India

MUMBAI, INDIA: Clariant has appointed Adnan Ahmad as region president, India. He succeeds Deepak Parikh who had been leading Clariant's growth strategy in India for the past 4 years. Deepak Parikh will now serve as the region president for Clariant in North America as well as chief executive officer (CEO) of both Clariant Corporation and Clariant Canada Inc. Effective 1 June 2017, Adnan Ahmad assumes the role of region president for Clariant in India and also the vice-chairman & managing ...

9:34 AM, 29th May 2017
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Honeywell UOP, Wison to collaborate on methanol-to-olefin projects

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Honeywell UOP has signed a partnership agreement with Wison Engineering Ltd to jointly provide methanol-to-olefin (MTO) technologies and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to customers outside China. Honeywell UOP's advanced MTO technology converts methanol from coal or natural gas into the olefins that form the basis for many types of plastic resins, films and fibres. It is a rapidly growing technology in regions rich in coal or natural gas but poor ...

8:51 AM, 24th May 2017
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Research on decoding the first deep-sea mussel genome

HONG KONG, CHINA: A joint research led by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has assembled the 1.64 gigabytes genome of a deep-sea mussel, which is roughly equivalent to 50 percent of the size of human genome. This is the first decoded genome among all deep-sea macrobenthic animals, revealing a complete set of DNA. The discovery gives wider insights into future research on the mechanisms of symbiosis in other marine organisms such a ...

6:16 AM, 23rd May 2017
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SeD starts advanced research on new universal drug platform

SINGAPORE: Singapore eDevelopment Ltd (SeD), through its subsidiary Global BioLife Inc, has started advanced research on a new universal therapeutic drug platform known as Linebacker, to battle a range of diseases including Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer. The research will be led by two-time Nobel Prize nominee Daryl Thompson. SeD said that Thompson would leverage his skills in organic and carbohydrate chemistry and the use of pandemic technology in fighting the Ebola virus in the development ...

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