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Shchekinoazot chooses Topsoe ammonia technology for new plant

27.03.2019
United Chemical Company Shchekinoazot has selected Haldor Topsoe as licensor of ammonia technology for the construction of a new ammonia and urea plant. Located in the Tula region of Russia, the plant will have a capacity of 1,500 tons of ammonia per day and 2,000 tons of urea per day. “This project will ensure the qualitative development of the...

Topsoe Annual Report 2018: Growth and strong results

26.03.2019
Revenue increased by 12% to DKK 5,617 million Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) increased by 19% to DKK 708 million Profit from continuing operations increased by 25% to DKK 507 million Cash flow from operating activities was DKK 1.2 billion Continuing operations DKK million 2018 2017 Change 2017-2018 Revenue 5,617 5,011  12% EBITDA 964 852...

Haldor Topsøe Holding A/S sells minority stake to Temasek

12.03.2019
Today, Haldor Topsøe Holding A/S and Temasek have signed an agreement for Temasek to purchase 30 percent of the shares in Haldor Topsoe A/S. Closing of the agreement is expected later this year. Haldor Topsøe Holding A/S, which is 100% owned by the Topsøe family, will remain the long-term majority shareholder.

Haldor Topsoe launches ClearView™ – a breakthrough connected service for optimal plant performance in the chemical and refining industries – and announces alliance with Honeywell

05.03.2019
ClearView™ is a complete connected plant service that leverages the power of continuous upload of data to offer plant owners improved asset utilization, energy savings, and less unplanned downtime. Based on a stream of comprehensive data from the plant, modelling and analytical software continually suggests optimization opportunities and...

Ammonia can become the CO2-free fuel of the future

21.02.2019
Today, ammonia is mostly known as an indispensable fertilizer ingredient. A new research project will now explore ammonia’s potential, both as a sustainable fuel and a good solution for “storing” green power from wind and sun.

Braskem and Haldor Topsoe start up demo unit for developing renewable MEG

06.02.2019
The mechanical completion of the innovative first process step of the demonstration plant is the first milestone to be achieved by Braskem and Haldor Topsoe’s partnership to validate the MOSAIK™ sugar-to-biochemicals solution for production of cost-competitive bio-based MEG (monoethylene glycol). Currently, MEG is made from fossil-based...

UCC Shchekinoazot confirmed guaranteed operation parameters of world’s first IMAP™ methanol and ammonia co-production plant

28.01.2019
In December, UCC Shchekinoazot (Tula region, Russia) successfully completed a test run of their newly erected methanol and ammonia co-production unit based on Haldor Topsoe’s IMAP Methanol+™ process. Production capacity is 450,000 tons of methanol and 135,000 tons of ammonia per year. The plant is the first greenfield project in the world to be...

PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Haldor Topsoe have signed contracts for license and engineering services for a methanol unit

14.01.2019
Today, PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Haldor Topsoe signed contracts for license and engineering services for a new methanol unit with a capacity of 500,000 tons per year. The signing ceremony took place in TAIF headquarters.

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...

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.

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...

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....

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.