ESSEN, Germany - Evonik Industries has awarded WorleyParsons a contract for the detail engineering, procurement support and construction management on the building of world-scale plants for the production of isophorone and isophorone diamine. Located in Shanghai, China, the plants will have a total capacity of 50 kt/a. Start of production is scheduled for the first quarter of 2014. 

“We are going to extend our global production network into Asia, which is only possible with a worldwide acting partner. For the successful implementation within our ambitious timeline, we found the right partner in WorleyParsons,” said Dr. Udo Kowalczik, Head of Production and Technology at Evonik’s Coatings & Additives Business Unit. 

Evonik currently produces isophorone chemicals in Herne and Marl (Germany), Mobile, AL, and Antwerp, Belgium.

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