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When it comes to procurement, LyondellBasell Manager of North America Field Procurement and Plant Capital Alexander Konovalov believes that, historically, services are more difficult to source than products more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Axis Mechanical Group open house 2018. more

BIC Attends

BASF announces the launch of Valor™, a next generation Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst technology designed to enhance the performance of FCC catalysts processing heavy residuum (resid) oil feedstock. Valor™ is BASF’s latest innovation. more

Refining/Petrochemical

BASF started production of methanol on the basis of renewable raw materials according to the biomass balance approach. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Honeywell has acquired Ortloff Engineers Ltd, Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) recently closed the transaction in which it acquired all of the outstanding shares of Andeavor, The proposed combination of Dominion Energy Inc. and SCANA Corp. has achieved more

M&A/Investment

According to Rebecca Kuo, technical service engineer for BASF Corp., almost all fluid cat cracker (FCC) units have experienced a catalyst problem, with the main causes of elevated catalyst losses being cycloning problems and catalyst attrition. more

Maintenance & Reliability

BIC Magazine attended this year's Procurement Forum to meet with industry members to discuss current events with procurement issues and improve public procurement practices. more

BIC Attends

Moderator at this years Economic Alliance Procurement Breakfast, BIC's Jeremy Osterberger gathers with the Procurement Panel. more

BASF and LetterOne signed a definitive transaction agreement to merge their respective oil and gas businesses in a joint venture, which will operate under the name Wintershall DEA. more

M&A/Investment

The skills and jobs gaps currently impacting the manufacturing and refining industries are merely a symptom of a greater problem. more

Plant Management & Operations

It's not a once-in-a-while endeavor, nor something plant managers engage in before an audit. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

BIC Alliance, BASF, Lyondell and others network at the TCC board meeting and retreat. more

BIC Attends

Given the reality of a workforce increasingly aging out of and retiring from the petrochemical and related industries, owners and other stakeholders are tasked with preserving "tribal knowledge" for those taking these departing employees' places. more

Training & Human Resources

BIC Alliance and BIC Magazine attends the 2018 Downstream Conference & Exhibition. Check out our photos and video interviews, including Sunbelt Rentals, Stork, MISTRAS and more... more

BIC Attends

Human asset integrity, explained Gregg Kiihne, director of process safety expert for BASF Corporation, is not a management system, but a leadership system... more

Plant Management & Operations

Chad Bates, operations and maintenance gatekeeper for BASF, said he believes that, regardless of the task they may be executing, nobody consciously plans to fail. “But if you fail to plan, that’s exactly what you’re going to do,” more

Training & Human Resources

BASF plans to double the production of MDI from 300,000 metric tons to almost 600,000 metric tons. more

Plant Management & Operations

BASF chief technology officer Martin Brudermuller takes over as CEO for the world’s largest chemical manufacturer. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Solenis and BASF SE signed an agreement to combine BASF’s paper and water chemicals business with Solenis to jointly create a customer-focused global specialty chemical company. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Yara International ASA and VASF celebrated the opening of a new world-scale ammonia plant in Freeport, Texas, USA. The $600-million, state-of-the-art facility uses a cost-efficient and... more

Videos

  • The Geismar site

    Detlef W. Schmalow

    The Geismar site

    The BASF Geismar Verbund site in Louisiana is located on the Mississippi River and produces chemicals that are vital to our economic success and our quality of life. Situated on 2,500 acres and including 22 production units, BASF Geismar is the largest BASF site in North America. The site is home to a deer reserve and a natural landscape complete with magnificent oak trees. Print free of charge. Copyright by BASF. Der BASF-Verbundstandort in Geismar, Louisiana, liegt am Mississippi und produziert Chemikalien, die einen wichtigen Beitrag zu unserem wirtschaftlichen Erfolg und unserer Lebensqualität leisten. Mit einer Größe von zehn Quadratkilometern und 22 Produktionsanlagen ist Geismar der größte BASF-Standort in Nordamerika. Der Standort beheimatet einen Wildpark und schöne Eichenbäume. Abdruck honorarfrei. Copyright by BASF.

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