Mount Merapi's ongoing eruption in Central Java, Indonesia, is disrupting logistics in the industrial cities of Semarang and Yogyakarta. The local government has raised its alert level to "Waspada" (caution), the second-highest level, due in part to Mount Merapi's eruptions last year from September to December. Fifteen plants are in the eruption radius, with the […]
PT Indonesia Asahan Alumina, through a joint venture with PT Aneka Tambang, is set to increase Indonesia's alumina capacity as it completes engineering on its smelter-grade alumina refinery in Mempawah, West Kalimantan.
After the successful implementation of 30% biodiesel (B30) fuel to help boost domestic palm oil consumption, the Indonesian Biodiesel Producers Association will start trials of 40% biodiesel (B40) fuel by March, to be fully implemented by January 2021. This is in line with Indonesia's plan to reduce dependence to fossil fuel imports and ensures steady […]
Dow has rescheduled a turnaround of the 1.1 million-pound-per-year Ethylene Oxide Unit 1 at its Saint Charles (Taft), Louisiana, plant. The 20-day turnaround, originally expected to begin in February, is now expected to take place in March 2021.
The Indonesian Iron and Steel Industry Association (IISIA) recently asked Indonesia's government to issue additional tariffs for imported steel products from China and Vietnam to safeguard the local steel sector.
China's liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports have been impacted by the lockdowns of factories and cities in China as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. CNOOC, China's primary importer of LNG, has declared force majeure in order to free it of obligations when it comes to LNG international contracts, according to Oil & Gas 360. […]
Iran is a significant oil and chemical producer in the Middle East. It has a very diversified Chemicals Industry that manufactures a vast range of products. Iranian companies have plans to implement a large number of projects to produce polymer and plastics-related products. Industrial Info is tracking 66 of these capital projects valued at $22.23 […]
The ship building and repair sector is expecting major investment in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia leads the investment, which includes grassroot infrastructure, modernizations and redevelopment work of existing shipyards. Industrial Info is tracking 21 capital projects worth $2.92 billion across the region covering countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman. Click here for a […]
JSW Infrastructure, a wholly owned subsidiary JSW Group, is investing nearly $40 million to develop a container terminal in the Indian state of Mangalore. It will have a capacity of 400,000 TEUs (twenty- foot equivalent units). As part of the proposed investment, JSW Infrastructure will undertake mechanization of the berth for handling containers and other […]