Chemicals and allied products

The organisations listed below have demonstrated that they are providing optimum professional training and experience for new graduates seeking Chartered Chemical Engineer status. Contact the company directly for more information.

Air Products plc

Hersham Place, Molesey Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 4RZ.
Tel: 01932 249834

Air Products and Chemicals Inc. is a leading supplier of industrial gases and related equipment, speciality and intermediate chemicals, and environmental and energy systems. The company operates on a global scale and has revenues of US$ 5.5 billion.

Air Products prides itself on being a technically innovative company delivering complex engineering projects. Our engineers can expect to cover a diverse range of activities from conceptual design, equipment specification and selection, and construction through to plant commissioning and start-up. Since new processes are constantly developed and improved, there are significant research and development opportunities within the Engineering organisation.

As an owner/operator of process plant on a global scale, Air Products also offers challenging careers for engineers of all disciplines in operation, maintenance and optimisation of process plant and associated delivery systems.

BP Chemicals Limited

European Acetyls & Hull Research & Technology Centre
BP Chemicals, Saltend, Hedon, Hull, East Yorkshire HU12 8DS

BP’s Acetyls site at Saltend, near Hull, is one of the region's biggest industries. As part of the Petrochemicals performance unit, we play an important role in the global chemical industry. The products we make are key to the manufacture of items ranging from plastic drink bottles to clothing, and are also found in foods, paints, inks, painkillers and lipstick. Our products are a part of improving the quality of everyday life.

Hull is also home to one of BP's main global research and technology centres (HRTC) which has a crucial role to play in the development of new technologies as well as supporting existing production sites around the world. Proprietary R&D programmes include the potential to build new conversion businesses and manufacture clean transportation fuels and products.

INEOS Manufacturing Scotland Ltd

Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, FK3 9XH.
Tel: 01324 483422

INEOS is one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world with over 15,500 employees and operations at 64 manufacturing sites in 14 countries.

Grangemouth, on the shore of the Firth of Forth, is INEOS' largest manufacturing site and home to Scotland's only crude oil refinery. Here we produce over nine million litres of fuels per day, providing the bulk of automotive fuels used in Scotland and northern England. Our employees are also responsible for manufacturing over one million tonnes of petrochemicals per year. From plastics to pharmaceuticals and inks to adhesives, INEOS has a significant role to play in producing chemicals that a modern society relies upon each and every day.

Our Chemical Engineer training scheme provides a structured and actively managed early development programme for all new chemical engineering graduates joining the Grangemouth site. Although designed to facilitate development and growth of technical ability, our engineers in training also learn about business awareness and personal impact. Over a course of four to five years the scheme turns graduates into technically competent chemical engineers ready for IChemE chartership.
Grangemouth is the accredited site in the United Kingdom.

SABIC UK Petrochemicals

PO Box 99,Wilton Centre, Redcar TS10 4YA.
Tel 0044 1642 453366

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) ranks among the world’s top six petrochemical companies. The company is among the world’s market leaders in the production of polyethylene, polypropylene and other advanced thermoplastics, glycols, methanol and fertilizers. SABIC recorded a net profit of SR 9 billion (US$ 2.4 billion) in 2009. Sales revenues for 2009 totalled SR 103 billion (US$ 27 billion). Total assets stood at SR 297 billion (US$ 79.2 billion) at the end of 2009.

SABIC’s businesses are grouped into Chemicals, Polymers, Performance Chemicals, Fertilizers, Metals and Innovative Plastics. SABIC has significant research resources with six dedicated Technology and Innovation Centers in Saudi Arabia, Europe, the USA and India. The company operates in more than 40 countries across the world with over 33,000 employees worldwide.

The company has 19 world-scale complexes in Saudi Arabia. Elsewhere, SABIC manufactures on a global scale in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. SABIC’s overall production has increased from 35 million metric tons in 2001 to 59 million metric tons in 2009. Headquartered in Riyadh, SABIC was founded in 1976 when the Saudi Arabian Government decided to use the hydrocarbon gases associated with its oil production as the principal feedstock for production of chemicals, polymers and fertilizers. The Saudi Arabian Government owns 70 percent of SABIC shares with the remaining 30 percent held by private investors in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

About SABIC in Europe

In Europe, SABIC has 13 world-scale production facilities which manufacture innovative plastics, polyethylenes, polypropylenes and chemical products. Throughout Europe, SABIC employs approximately 6000 people. The main European offices for three of SABIC’s strategic business units are located in The Netherlands - Innovative Plastics (Bergen op Zoom), Polymers (Sittard) and Chemicals (Sittard). They operate an extensive network of local sales offices and logistical hubs throughout Europe which are also responsible for the sales of products manufactured elsewhere in the world.

SABIC’s European research facilities form part of the global Technology and Innovation organization and can be found in the Netherlands (Geleen and Bergen op Zoom) and Spain (Cartagena).

The accredited site is SABIC UK Petrochemicals Limited based at Teesside in the UK. 


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