News & Articles

October 18, 2017

Iran is changing strategy in methanol supply

To prevent creating a surplus of the methanol in the global market, Iran is shifting its focus from standalone methanol plants to methanol to olefins (MTO) and methanol to propylene (MTP) […]
October 10, 2017

Innovative Revamping of Ammonia plants for Capacity up and Energy Efficiency

Author: Harshad P Pandya,  Independent Consultant; harshadppandya@gmail.com Ammonia and methanol  manufacturing have been one of the most energy intensive chemical  production.  High consumption and   cost of energy, limited […]
October 8, 2017

Clariant to host syngas catalyst workshop in Colorado, October 15 2017

Munich, September 27, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced it will be hosting its Syngas Catalyst Workshop at the industry’s largest […]
October 8, 2017

ThyssenKrupp to develop Egypt fertiliser plant

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions in Egypt is investing  €133 million ($156 million) to expand and develop the machinery of Abu Qir Fertilizers, a report said. The project […]
October 8, 2017

CEO of Saudi fertz giant Ma’aden confident about prospects

LONDON (ICIS)–Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) will diversify its fertilizer portfolio and continue to work with foreign partners on new projects as feasibility studies into another […]
October 8, 2017

SNC-Lavalin awarded contract by Acron Group for engineering and licensing services at the Dorogobuzh project

SNC-Lavalin has announce that it has been awarded a contract by Novgorodskiy GIAP, a subsidiary of Acron Group, for the development of engineering design packages and […]
September 26, 2017

Acron’s NPK Production Line Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

Over its lifetime, Acron’s production facility in Veliky Novgorod has produced more than 32.7 million tonnes of complex mineral fertilisers Acron (Veliky Novgorod) was one of […]
September 26, 2017

Bayer And Ginkgo Bioworks, A Startup, Aim To Make Crops Produce Their Own Nitrogen Fertilizer

German conglomerate Bayer, together with Boston biotech startup Ginkgo Bioworks, announced this morning that they’re creating a new company that could make it possible for crops […]
September 9, 2017

2017 TFI-FIRT Fertilizer Outlook and Technology Conference

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and the Fertilizer Industry Round Table (FIRT) jointly host the Fertilizer Outlook and Technology Conference in the fall of each year. The conference is […]
September 7, 2017

Amec Foster Wheeler wins US$604 million EPC contract for US methanol plant

Contract awarded by Yuhuang Chemical Inc, a subsidiary of China’s Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Company Follows on from Amec Foster Wheeler’s successful early phase work on the […]
September 7, 2017

Harnessing Big Data to Help Make Every Day Decisions

American Football is a metaphor for the nation it represents. It is a collective sport, but where individual prowess differentiates the competing teams; it is violent […]
September 6, 2017

Using the Ammonia Technology Risk Register data in Human Error Analysis (III)

Practical aspects  The practical difficulties of cost and timing mentioned in the introduction still represent a problem. To overcome the timing difficulty, that procedures and sanding […]
September 6, 2017

Yara and SINTEF enter into partnership and establish innovation hub

Next generation fertilizer, new sensor technologies and the establishment of a new innovation hub are key elements in the new partnership agreement between SINTEF and Yara. […]
August 29, 2017

thyssenkrupp wins major fertilizer plant order in Brunei

thyssenkrupp has received a new order from the state-owned Brunei Fertilizer Industries. The contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a new fertilizer production […]
August 28, 2017

Using the Ammonia Technology Risk Register data in Human Error Analysis (II)

Latent failures and latent hazards It is convenient during the action error analysis to include latent hazards and latent failures triggered by the operator performing task […]
August 27, 2017

Cronus Fertilizers Announces New EPC Contractor: Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (TKIS)

Cronus Fertilizers announced today that it has signed an agreement with Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (TKIS), one of the world’s leading fertilizer plant technology and construction companies, […]
August 23, 2017

Using the Ammonia Technology Risk Register data in Human Error Analysis (I)

Industry context It is a generally recognised fact that human error plays a large role in causing process plant accidents, including major hazards accidents. Comparing with […]
August 21, 2017

Completion of de-commissioning and inspection activities for DFPCL ammonia storage tank

The de-commissioning, inspection and re-commissioning activities for the 18,000 MT ammonia storage tank at DFPCL Taloja site in Mumbai are now been completed. Tech Safety Group […]
August 18, 2017

PEMEX Fertilizantes Selects Jacobs as PMC for Ammonia IV Rehabilitation Project

DALLAS –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) has been awarded a contract from PEMEX Fertilizantes to deliver Project Management Contract (PMC) services for the Ammonia […]
August 15, 2017

Clough AMEC awarded maintenance services contract to partner with Yara International ASA

Clough AMEC has secured a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further five years, to provide maintenance services to Norwegian company, Yara International […]
August 9, 2017

Operation optimization and troubleshooting for Ammonia and Urea technologies

How to improve Operation and Process Safety using tailored HAZOP techniques and cloud based technology global risk registers Over the years, ammonia and urea plants are […]
August 8, 2017

EuroChem Acquires Argentinian Fertilizer Distributor Emerger Fertilizantes

EuroChem Group AG (“EuroChem” or the “Group”), a leading global fertilizer company, today announces the acquisition of Emerger Fertilizantes S.A. (“Emerger” or the “Company”), a privately-owned […]
August 7, 2017

India: Government to revive five fertiliser plants

NEW DELHI: The government is working to revive five fertiliser plants, having a production capacity of 65 lakh metric tonnes, to turn India from being an […]
August 6, 2017

OCI Nitrogen: Renewed fertilizer plant in full swing

In late 2015, an internal fire caused devastating damage to the fertilizer plant of OCI Nitrogen in Geleen. The fire was limited to the cellar space […]