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NOVATEK Group selects Topsoe hydrogen technology for their first refinery

06.12.2018
LLC NOVATEK – Ust-Luga has chosen the Haldor Topsoe Convection Reformer (HTCR) for hydrogen production at their refinery in Ust-Luga, Russia. The modular HTCR technology lived up to NOVATEK’s strict requirements for minimal water consumption, small footprint, and fast delivery. Topsoe will deliver license, basic and detailed engineering, all...

Haldor Topsoe opens office in Indonesia

28.11.2018
Topsoe opens an office in Jakarta, Indonesia, to be closer to the customers and provide them with even faster services tailored to their needs. Indonesia’s demand for ammonia, methanol, and DME grassroots plants is expected to grow significantly in the future. Topsoe will support Indonesian refining customers with state-of-the-art technology and...

Maximizing diesel yield with catalytic dewaxing

08.11.2018
Catalytic dewaxing is a process that ensures that oil products like diesel are liquid at the specific temperature ranges in which they are to be used in order to meet the cold flow requirements essential for the commercial success. Refiners have long been able to do this in new hydrotreating units or by revamping the existing ones but it’s an...

Price increase for sulfuric acid catalysts

21.09.2018
Due to the continued increase in raw material prices, especially for vanadium, Haldor Topsoe announces an increase in the price of the company’s sulfuric acid catalysts of 0.3 euro per liter. The price adjustment will take effect immediately.

Haldor Topsoe invests in Indian fertilizer plant

13.09.2018
Topsoe has signed a shareholder agreement for a 11.7% stake in the Ramagundam fertilizer plant in Telangana, India, together with the Danish government-owned fund IFU and The Danish Agribusiness Fund (DAF). The Ramagundam project comprises 2,200 MTPD ammonia and 3,850 MTPD urea plants. The new plant is part of the Indian government’s revival plan...

UCC Shchekinoazot launches methanol and ammonia co-production plant licensed by Haldor Topsoe

11.09.2018
United Chemical Company Shchekinoazot inaugurated a methanol and ammonia co-production plant on September 7, 2018, in the Tula region of Russia. The new plant can produce 450,000 tons of methanol and 135,000 tons of ammonia per year and is based on Topsoe’s IMAP™ technology. This is the third unit built at Shchekinoazot under license from Topsoe.

Comply with emission standards without compromising on performance

05.09.2018
A new, highly active catalyst offers sulfuric acid plant operators a significantly more effective way to achieve compliance with emissions standards without compromising on performance. LEAP5™ catalysts feature a high content of vanadium in the active oxidation state V(V) which results in much higher catalytic activity.

How to stay on top of hydroprocessing and why training is the way to go

30.08.2018
Knowledge and knowledge sharing have been a part of Topsoe’s core identity since day one. We’ve been researching hydrotreating down to the atomic level since the early seventies, and in the mid-nineties, we expanded the hydroprocessing portfolio to also include hydrocracking. As our expertise grew, we’ve been creating more and more opportunities...

Anglo American Platinum chooses WSA for cost-efficient environmental compliance

27.08.2018
Anglo American Platinum has signed a contract for Topsoe’s world-leading Wet gas Sulfuric Acid (WSA) sulfur emissions control technology for their platinum smelter facility in Polokwane, South Africa. The WSA technology ensures compliance with environmental regulations and offers a perfect match to the often challenging requirements of...

Choosing high performance LTS catalyst for improved efficiency

20.08.2018
In an increasingly competitive market, catalyst selection is of significant importance when it comes to optimizing performance in ammonia and hydrogen plants. By installing high performance catalysts, it is possible to improve the overall plant efficiency and ensure optimal feedstock utilization, thereby increasing profit margin.

Haldor Topsoe acquires full ownership of Ferrostaal Topsoe Projects GmbH

15.08.2018
The transaction adds strong project development competencies to Topsoe’s market-leading portfolio of high-performance catalyst and proprietary technologies for the chemical and refining industries.

Half-year results in line with outlook despite impact from planned US sanctions and declining technology markets

08.08.2018
Revenue increased by 3% to DKK 2,630 million, while EBIT decreased to DKK 294 million in the first half of 2018 The financial results were impacted by the planned reinstatement of US sanctions on Iran and slow-moving technology markets. The results are in line with the outlook for 2018 Topsoe plans to reduce the staff by around 200 as a...

New orders cement Topsoe’s leading position in ammonia in India

03.08.2018
TechnipFMC has awarded Topsoe a contract for license and engineering of two 2,200 tons-per-day ammonia plants. The plants will be based on Topsoe’s world-leading ammonia technology and are part of the Indian government’s revival plans for the domestic fertilizer sector. Three out of the four current fertilizer plant revival projects in India are...

Sinopec chooses Topsoe CATOX catalyst for Asia’s largest styrene-butadiene rubber emissions control project

12.07.2018
Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Corporation has chosen Topsoe’s CATOX catalyst for cost-efficient control of volatile organic compounds (VOC) at their rubber plant in Zibo, China. The facility has two lines with a total capacity of 240,000 Nm3/h, which makes it the largest current styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) emissions control project in Asia....

How to reduce ammonia production cost with improved ammonia synthesis catalyst?

14.06.2018
Using KM 111 in conjunction with our industry-leading catalyst KM1 increases the profitability of ammonia production through record high production levels as well as savings in energy consumption.

The ownership family of Haldor Topsoe A/S has initiated a search to find a financial minority investor

12.06.2018
The Topsøe family and Haldor Topsoe A/S have initiated a search process to find a potential investor in order to accelerate growth. It is the intention to list the shares in Haldor Topsoe A/S at a later time. Haldor Topsoe Holding A/S will remain the long-term majority shareholder.

Haldor Topsoe to deliver large-scale SynCOR Methanol™ plant for Baltic Gas Chemical Company

07.06.2018
Baltic Gas Chemical Company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, and Haldor Topsoe have signed a tripartite license agreement for a methanol plant project in Ust-Luga, Russia. The planned capacity of 1.7 million tons per year is among the largest single-train methanol capacities in operation today. Under the contract, Topsoe will deliver...

From science to dollars: Operando methodology

24.05.2018
On the occasion of Dr. Topsøe’s birthday, here’s a story about how his approach to science is still alive and well in the company.

How can electrolysis of water help to produce fuel for your future car?

22.05.2018
The simplest element of the periodic system and the most common atom in the universe is hydrogen. This abundant matter could very well be extremely important in humanity’s quest to build a future with little or no use of fossil fuels. Using electricity from windmills (or solar panels), water can be split into oxygen and hydrogen – and the latter...

Further price increase for sulfuric acid catalysts

09.05.2018
Effective today, Haldor Topsoe announces a further price increase on the company’s sulfuric acid catalysts. The increase is due to the rising price of raw materials.