Filtration and Centrifugation Insights
No. 37  October 2014





This bi-weekly Filtration and Centrifugation Insights provides excerpts from the McIlvaine Liquid Filtration & Media World Markets and Sedimentation/Centrifugation World Markets. It also provides excerpts from related publications. The market report provides the latest forecasts, market shares and insights relative to technology and opportunities.


·       GDP Update Headlines - September/October 2014

·       Oil & Gas Sales Leads Headlines - October 20, 2014

·       Oil Sands & Oil Shale Industry Update Headlines – September 2014

·       Pulp Mills Industry Update – August 2014

·       Chemical Update Headlines – October 2014

·       Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industry Update Headlines - September 2014

·       World Power Generation Headlines - Revision Date:  October 1, 2014






September/October 2014





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United Arab Emirates





United States

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its third estimate of real gross domestic product for the second quarter of 2014 — covering April, May and June of this year. The release showed output in the U.S. increasing at an annual rate of 4.6%. This is relative to the first quarter when real GDP declined a sharp 2.1%.  (The remaining text is not included in this sample.)



Argentina’s gross domestic product was unchanged in the second quarter from a year earlier, the government, reviving doubts over the veracity of the data after JPMorgan Chase & Co. estimated a 1.7% contraction.


First-quarter figures were also revised to an expansion of 0.3% from a 0.2% contraction, the national statistics agency said. From the previous three months, the economy grew 0.9% after shrinking for two quarters. (The remaining text is not included in this sample.)





Global growth will improve to around 3.5% year-on-year throughout 2015 and 2016, as US and India experience faster growth and Latin America normalizes, NAB said in an update of its global and Australian forecasts.


However, the report downwardly revised forecasts for Australian economic growth, amid a weaker third quarter and deteriorating terms of trade. NAB expects GDP growth at 2.8% during fiscal 2015, down 0.1%, and 3.2% for fiscal 2016, down 0.2%. (The remaining text is not included in this sample.)


China's economy likely grew at its weakest pace in more than five years in the third quarter as a property downturn weighed on demand, a Reuters poll showed, raising the chances of more aggressive policy steps that may include cutting interest rates.


The economy may have expanded 7.3% in the third quarter from a year earlier - the weakest reading since the first quarter of 2009, when growth hit 6.6% during the height of the global crisis, according to a poll of 20 economists.


None of the economists believed Q3 growth will dip below 7%, although four penciled in 7.1% and one expected 7%.  (The remaining text is not included in this sample.)



Come 2015 economy watchers and experts will have more updated GDP data to analyze the Indian economy that is showing signs of reversing two years of slump. The statistics office said that the base year of GDP will be revised to 2011-12 and the new data will be available from 2015.


The overhaul of the GDP is expected to expand the size of the Indian economy, due to broadening of coverage of unorganized sectors, agriculture and corporate sector.


"In accordance with the recommendation of the National Statistical Commission to revise the base year of all economic indices every five years, it is proposed to revise the base year of national accounts from 2004-05 to 2011-12 in 2015," ministry of statistics and program implementation said.  (The remaining text is not included in this sample.)



Malaysia is accelerating infrastructure investment as Prime Minister Najib Razak leans on public expenditure to boost growth amid concern subsidy cuts and a new consumption tax will curb private spending.


The government will start work on projects such as highways and rail worth at least 75 billion ringgit ($23 billion), Najib said in a budget speech in Kuala Lumpur today. He announced wider exemptions of items under the goods and services tax to reduce the impact of the levy, as the finance ministry targets growth of as much as 6% this year and next.


The central bank kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged last month after an increase in July and said it will assess the balance of risks between the outlook for growth and inflation when considering further policy moves.  (The remaining text is not included in this sample.)



Singapore’s central bank is keeping monetary policy steady despite the economy’s sluggish growth, signaling greater worry about inflationary pressures than the possibility of a slowdown.


The government reported that third-quarter gross domestic product rose 1.2% on quarter on a seasonally adjusted and annualized basis, according to advance estimates. The measure is below a 2.2% growth forecast by economists in a Dow Jones poll, though a reversal of a 0.1% contraction in the second quarter.  (The remaining text is not included in this sample.)





On Sept. 30, Kenya announced the results of its “rebasing”—a recalculation of its gross domestic product to include previously unaccounted-for economic activity. Its GDP expanded 25.3%, to $55.2 billion, moving it up several rungs on the list of Africa’s largest economies, to 9th. The government adjusted its 2013 growth rate from 4.7% to 5.7%.


Kenya’s is the latest in a series of rebasings that have reinforced investors’ perception of the area’s growth potential. Even as Ebola ravages West Africa and civil war devastates the Democratic Republic of Congo, many of the other economies in the region remain dynamic: The International Monetary Fund predicts sub-Saharan growth will be 5.8% next year, up from an estimated 5.1% for 2014.  (The remaining text is not included in this sample.)


Greece revised data on last year's gross domestic product, showing its economy shrank by 3.3% for the year as a whole, less than a previous estimate of a 3.9% contraction.

(The remaining text is not included in this sample.)


Nigeria gross domestic product (GDP), is expected to increase by another 20% to make it a competitive Information and Communication Technology hub through foreign investments shortly after the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) holding in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate.


“Nigeria and Dubai are formidable in terms of ICT and when we come together, we share experiences and compare notes for future use. This event is going to be a partnership that is far from learning, “he said.  (The remaining text is not included in this sample.)


Switzerland has reduced its economic growth forecasts on the back of the declining performance of its main trading partners in Europe, most notably Germany. Gross domestic product (GDP) is now tipped to expand 1.8% this year, rather than 2%.


The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has also cut GDP growth predictions to 2.4% for 2015, down from the 2.6% it forecast earlier this year. But SECO warned that changes to the way it calculates growth make a direct comparison between these figures difficult.  (The remaining text is not included in this sample.)

United Arab Emirates

Falling oil prices won’t hurt the gross domestic product growth of the UAE this year, a Ministry of Economy official told reporters recently.


“Oil accounts for less than 30% of our GDP, so there will be no impact. The UAE economy is now very diversified,” said Mohammed Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, undersecretary at the ministry.  (The remaining text is not included in this sample.)



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 September 30, 2014



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North Dakota Group Plans $4 Bln Chemical Plant  (Article Dated: 10/20/2014)

Duqm Refinery Floats Tender for Petrochemicals Project  (Article Dated: 10/20/2014)

Industries Qatar Puts Multi Billion Dollar Al Sejeel Petrochemicals Project on Hold  (Article Dated: 10/20/2014)

CB&I to License, Design Polypropylene Unit for China Project  (Article Dated: 10/20/2014)

Tioga Delivers Specialty Pipe for LyondellBasell Expansion  (Article Dated: 10/20/2014)

Univation to Become Wholly Owned Dow Unit in Deal with ExxonMobil  (Article Dated: 10/20/2014)

UK's Ineos Extends Shale Gas Acreage with Eighty Percent of Scottish License  (Article Dated: 10/20/2014)

Russia Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014  (Article Dated: 10/20/2014)

Asian Petrochemicals  (Article Dated: 10/20/2014)

Sipchem to Build Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Film Plant  (Article Dated: 10/17/2014)

Saudi Sipchem Says Affiliate Restarts Butanediol Plant  (Article Dated: 10/17/2014)

Saudi Sipchem Starts Plastics Plant with South Korea's Hanwha Chemical  (Article Dated: 10/17/2014)

ExxonMobil to Boost Hydrocarbon Fluid Production at Antwerp, Singapore  (Article Dated: 10/17/2014)

Japan's Mitsui Restarts Naphtha Cracker after Repair  (Article Dated: 10/17/2014)

Kinder Morgan Reveals Anchor Shipper for Utica-Ontario Pipeline  (Article Dated: 10/16/2014)

Borealis Awards Service Contract for Ethane Cracker Upgrade  (Article Dated: 10/16/2014)

LyondellBasell Eyes Further Expansion at SE Texas Plant  (Article Dated: 10/16/2014)

Dow Chemical Expects to Raise Over $2 Bln from Sale of 3 Units  (Article Dated: 10/16/2014)

Huntsman to Add MDI Plant at Geismar, LA Site  (Article Dated: 10/16/2014)

Saudi Aramco, Sumitomo Chemical Invite Banks to Back $8.5 Bln JV Plant Expansion  (Article Dated: 10/15/2014)

PKN Orlen Awards CB&I a Contract for Olefins Plant in Poland  (Article Dated: 10/15/2014)

Thai PTT and Saudi Aramco in Joint Vietnam Petrochemical Project  (Article Dated: 10/15/2014)

Shell's Refining Business Looks for Strength in Its Downstream Chemicals  (Article Dated: 10/15/2014)

Chinese Firm to Use UOP Technology to Produce Isobutylene  (Article Dated: 10/15/2014)

Japan's Idemitsu Shuts Naphtha Cracker for Turnaround  (Article Dated: 10/15/2014)

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Expands Alberta Triazine Plant  (Article Dated: 10/15/2014)

Sasol Eyes Angola, Ghana and Tanzania Opportunities  (Article Dated: 10/15/2014)

Boardwalk to Acquire Evangeline Ethylene Pipeline from Chevron  (Article Dated: 10/15/2014)

South Korea Increases Emissions Cap in Proposed Carbon Trading Scheme  (Article Dated: 10/15/2014)

Saudi Ethylene Plant Enters Planned Maintenance  (Article Dated: 10/14/2014)

Shenhua Ningxia Coal Selects CB&I Technology for Chinese Petrochemicals Complex  (Article Dated: 10/14/2014)

Water Shortage Curbing Growth of China’s Coal-to-chemicals Projects  (Article Dated: 10/14/2014)

China's CNOOC Hizhou Petchem Plant Wants U.S. LPG as Feedstock  (Article Dated: 10/14/2014)

Banking on U.S. Shale Gas Boom, Asia Petrochemical Firms Switch to LPG  (Article Dated: 10/14/2014)

CB&I Licenses Technology for China PP Expansion  (Article Dated: 10/14/2014)

Yamgaz Awards AG&P Modular Construction Contract for Yamal LNG Project  (Article Dated: 10/10/2014)

BC Leader 'Confident' Petronas LNG Project in Canada to Move Ahead  (Article Dated: 10/10/2014)

Yamal, Russia's Gas Megaplan, Becomes Symbol of Defiance against Western Sanctions  (Article Dated: 10/10/2014)

Sembcorp Marine Wins $190 Mln Bechtel Contract to Fabricate LNG Process Modules  (Article Dated: 10/10/2014)

Israel's Leviathan Gas Field Group Submits $6.5 Bln Development Plan  (Article Dated: 10/10/2014)

Europe LNG Terminal Capacity Seen Adequate if Russian Gas Flows Stop  (Article Dated: 10/10/2014)

Dominion Welcomes FERC Approval Of Cove Point LNG Export Project  (Article Dated: 10/9/2014)

Louisiana LNG Energy Selects Bechtel as Project FEED Contractor  (Article Dated: 10/9/2014)

TransCanada to Proceed With $1.9 Bln Merrick Mainline Pipeline Project  (Article Dated: 10/9/2014)

Indonesia's Pertamina Seeks U.S. LNG Supply, Shale Equity  (Article Dated: 10/9/2014)

Finland, Estonia Postpone LNG Plants Plan and Stay with Russian Supply  (Article Dated: 10/9/2014)

Thailand's PTT Eyes Third LNG Terminal in Myanmar  (Article Dated: 10/9/2014)

LE 'Hydro Deck' Commences Module Offloading for Ichthys LNG Project  (Article Dated: 10/9/2014)

Louisiana LNG Gains Funding for Export Project  (Article Dated: 10/9/2014)

Alaska LNG Project Marks Milestone with Submission of FERC Pre-Filing Request  (Article Dated: 10/8/2014)

SPX Awarded Approximately $50 Mln Order to Provide Cooling Towers for Coal Liquefaction Process Facility in China  (Article Dated: 10/8/2014)

Canadian Firms Plan BC Gas Plant, Target LNG Export  (Article Dated: 10/8/2014)

Cameron LNG Receives Final FERC Approval for Landmark Liquefaction-Export Project  (Article Dated: 10/8/2014)

Freeport LNG Selects GE for Major Freeport LNG Export Project in South Texas  (Article Dated: 10/8/2014)

Gulf South Announces Open Season for Freeport LNG Terminal Natural Gas Transportation Project  (Article Dated: 10/8/2014)

Air Products’ LNG Technology and Equipment Selected for Freeport Terminal Facility  (Article Dated: 10/8/2014)

Linde AG Awarded Engineering Contract for LNG Plant in Canada  (Article Dated: 10/8/2014)

Lithuania Signs First LNG Purchase Deal with Statoil  (Article Dated: 10/7/2014)

PetroChina Reviews Push to Produce LNG Used in Transport  (Article Dated: 10/7/2014)

High Gas-flow Tests Boost BG's Tanzania LNG Plans  (Article Dated: 10/7/2014)

Turret for Shell's Prelude FLNG Sent from Dubai to SHI's Geoje Yard  (Article Dated: 10/7/2014)

U.S. Energy Dept Finalizes Plan for Overhaul of Natural Gas Export Reviews  (Article Dated: 10/7/2014)

Mozambique Sees $30 Bln Investment for 2018 LNG Exports Startup  (Article Dated: 10/7/2014)

Qatargas Awards $125 Mln Wastewater Facility Contract for LNG Plant  (Article Dated: 10/6/2014)

Fluor Wins LNG Terminal Contract in Rotterdam from Gate Terminal BV  (Article Dated: 10/6/2014)

Alaska LNG Project Partners File Export Application with DOE  (Article Dated: 10/6/2014)

CB&I Announces Contract for Golden Pass LNG Export Facility  (Article Dated: 10/6/2014)

First Nations Group on Vancouver Island Signs LNG Project Deal  (Article Dated: 10/6/2014)

Final Investment Decision Reached for Cameron LNG Liquefaction-Export Project  (Article Dated: 10/6/2014)

Azbil Corp Chosen for LNG Carrier Integrated Automation System in U.S. Shale Gas Cove Point Project  (Article Dated: 10/6/2014)

Shell in GateTerminal Expansion Deal To Boost LNG Fuel For Transport  (Article Dated: 10/6/2014


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September 2014

(Listed by most current date)

                 Mistral Starts Construction of $70 Mln Saskatchewan NGL Plant, Pipeline  (Article Dated: 9/15/2014)

                 KMP Expanding Kinder Morgan Crude and Condensate System  (Article Dated: 9/15/2014)

                 Pioneer Natural Resources Announces $495 Mln Sale of Hugoton and Barnett Shale Assets  (Article Dated: 9/12/2014)

                 The Patriot Energy Center Holds Groundbreaking of 829 MW Marcellus Shale-Gas Power Plant  (Article Dated: 9/12/2014)

                 Link Strengthened Between Wastewater Injection and Oklahoma Earthquakes  (Article Dated: 9/9/2014)

                 Energy Transfer Announces Pipeline Project Connecting Marcellus and Utica Shale  (Article Dated: 9/2/2014)

                 ICF International Report Says Marcellus and Utica Shale Gas Production Continues to Grow  (Article Dated: 9/2/2014)



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August 2014



Newpage and Omya Start-Up New PCC Plant at Escanaba Site

ABB to Supply World's Largest Pulp Mill

Andritz Automation to Supply Klabin’s Puma Pulp Mill

Pöyry to Supply Technology to Kemira Plant in Brazil

Kemira Launches New Binder for Paper and Board Coating

Air Liquide to Invest Euro 40 Million in New Air Separation Unit at Klabin

Södra Appoints GL&V for Major Upgrade of Softwood Pulp Line at Sweden Mörrum Mill

Valmet Sealflo Technology Reduces Water Consumption By 50%



Billerudkorsnäs Invests in Capacity Increase at Mills in Sweden

Arauco to Convert Kraft Pulp Valdivia Mill to Dissolving Pulp

China’s Shandong Dongshun Starts Up Three Tissue Pms, Six More Coming

IP to Start Euro 20 Million Upgrade In Green Production Process at France Saillat Mill

Green Bay Packaging Invests $30 Million in Arkansas Kraft Division

Voith to Supply Three Paper Machines to China’s Sun Paper

Södra Invests SEK 700 Million To Raise Softwood And Textile Pulp Production



Ashland Water Technologies Becomes Solenis After Acquisition

Stora Enso Acquires US-Based Biotechnology Company Virdia



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Global Demand for PVC to Increase, per New Report



BASF Opens India Polyurethane Chemicals Plant

Tesla Selects Nevada for Battery Plant

Farmer Co-op CHS to Build $3-billion Nitrogen Fertilizer Plant in North Dakota

LyondellBasell to Build World Scale PO/TBA Plant on U.S. Gulf Coast

Dow to Divest Three More Businesses



Johnson Matthey Acquires Catacel

Solvay to Acquire CPChem’s PPS for $220 million

Albemarle Sells Antioxidant, Ibuprofen and Propofol Businesses to SI Grou

Albemarle, Israeli Firm to Produce Polymeric Flame Retardants in New Joint-Venture

PTT Global Chemical Increases Stake in French Chemical Firm Vencorex

PPG Industries to Buy Mexican Paint Maker Comex


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Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industry Update

September 2014



Mt. Sinai to Open NGS Facility

Akorn Breaks Ground on Expansion

Pandemic Vaccine Facility Dedicated in Texas

University of Alabama Opens New High Tech Cleanroom

Cubist Opening New International Headquarters in Zurich

Smithsonian Institution Opens LEED Platinum Lab Facility

LCMC Health announced Investment in the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA)

Baxter’s Boom

Evonik to Open Global Innovation Center in Alabama

Ag-Bio Firm NewLeaf Symbiotics Grows

Wisconsin Energy Institute Lab Design

Ampio Pharmaceutical Opens New Facilities

Natoli Opens R&D Site

University to Open New Cleanrooms

Novartis to Build New Development Center

Pfanstiehl Gearing Up for Potent API Expansion

GE Healthcare to Open U.S. Life Sciences HQ in Massachusetts

Wisconsin Health Care Campus Achieves Water Conservation

AtriCure Plans Headquarter Building

Ashland expands HPC Production at VA plant

Xellia plans to Invest in Raleigh Plant

Reed-Lane Opens Dedicated Serialization Suite

DPT Laboratories Acquires Meda Pharmaceuticals Lakewood, New Jersey

Grand River Opens Second Manufacturing Facility

Bayer CropScience Plans Further Growth in the U.S.

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies Expands Cell Culture Manufacturing Capacity

Life Pack Labs Poised to Help Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

StartX-QB3 Labs Expands

BioConsortia opens Headquarters and R&D Laboratories

American Airlines Cargo Builds Pharmaceutical Handling Facility

Tamworth Facility for Midland Fertility Completed

JM Coull completes Multiple Lab Renovations at Northeastern University

Sanovas Moves Biotech Operations

Memorial Sloan Kettering plans Precision Oncology Center

Texas A&M Center Adds Mobile Cleanrooms

Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Plans Expansion


Allele Raises Money to Expand

3M Purification opens New Laboratory in Antwerp, Belgium

Foster Delivery Science to Build Facility For Manufacturing Drug Delivery Polymers

ProBioGen plans Expansion

Hospira plans Investment in Australia

ILS Completes Work on New Laboratory

Ireland plans New Hub

New Facility makes Ottawa a Centre for Medical Devices

Baxter Growth & Investment

Conwed expands Capacity in Belgium

Merck Millipore invests in Manufacturing Capabilities in France

Synthon sells Czech Plant to Mercachem

ProBioGen invests in Mammalian Manufacturing

Molecular Profiles expands Liquid Capsule Manufacture

China, France collaborate on Virus Lab

Telstar supplies Laboratorios Pisa with Upgrades

EMD Millipore expands in Japan and Opens New Location in Tokyo

Merck KGaA Breaks Ground on Facility in China

Synthon sells Czech Plant to Mercachem in API Consolidation

Ajinomoto Althea gains EU GMP Certification

Orion opens New Facility

Phase 2 opens Medical Device Contract Manufacturing in Tijuana

Eurofins plans Four Labs to Support Food Testing

Blueprint Genetics plans Growth

Stem Cells API Development by European Biobank

Synexus to acquire Helderberg Clinical Trials Centre

Lab Innovation around the Globe Highlighted in S-Lab Awards

Orion opens New Facility

Harlan Labs expands Presence in Australia and Southeast Asia

Merck targets Italian Production Site for Investment

Baxter opens its First State-of-the-Art Biologics Facility in Asia

SGS Life Science Services to expand Shanghai Facility

AstraZeneca designs New U.K. Global R&D Center


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This includes only projects where there was an update during the month.  There are thousands of projects in the database.




Revision Date:  October 1, 2014



Project Title

First Entry Date


Startup date

 Volta River Authority power plant




 Kothagudem power plant




 Manuguru power plant




 Hirono IGCC power plant-TEPCO




 Nakoso IGCC Power Plant-TEPCO




 Hub power project




 Sunon Asogli- Shenzhen Energy power project in Ghana




 Malaysia Energy Commission Power Plants




 Ennore SEZ supercritical power plant-Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution




 Myeik ultra supercritical power plant




 Jimah ultra supercritical expansion




 Davao City CFB power plant-Aboitiz Power (Thermo South)/SMC Global Power




 Calaca CFB expansion-Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Dev./AC Holdings




 Atucha 3 power plant




 Vinh Hai 2-1,2




 Meja supercritical power plant-NTPC




 Shree Singaji II supercritical power project-Madhya Pradesh Power Gen.Co.




 Balingian CFB power project-Sarawak Energy




 Cernavoda 3 and 4 nuclear power plant-EnergoNuclear




 Hassyan clean coal-Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa)


United Arab Emirates


 Kpone GT expansion - Volta River Authority




 Transition Power Blue Castle nuclear power plant




 Hongyanhe 1-6 nuclear power plant-CGNPC




 Olkiluoto 3 Nuclear power plant-TVO




 Hinkley Point C-British Energy (now EDF) nuclear power plants




 Naga CFB plant-Kepco Cebu Corp./Salcon Power




 Visakhapatnam (Vizag) 1,2-Hinduja National Power Corp.





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