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Key Trends in Energy and the Chemical Value Chain

Innovation

The energy sector and the chemical industry needs leaders who can inspire, understand trends and disruptive change, and who are not afraid to fail. Fast, open innovation through collaboration, novel processes, and AI are just some of the elements that will redefine the future for energy and chemical companies and downstream processors.

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Solving the Digital Dilemma

Competition is causing leaders to embrace digital technology. Across the integrated supply chain, automation and digital technologies already contribute to efficiency; now entire business processes require a re-think. A holistic approach led by executives with the skills to work across functional boundaries and integrate data along the entire value chain will enable agile companies to compete.

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Sustainability

It’s time to embrace sustainability as a way of being. Consumer pressure and increasing legislation leave the industry with no other option. Whether its responding to climate change, air pollution or calls for a circular economy, energy transition and a sustainable approaches have become a condition for being in business. Handling the consequent complexity requires leaders with values that go beyond the bottom line.

When it comes to sustainability, we aspire to the same standards as our clients. We are proud to have been awarded a Bronze rating by Ecovadis in 2022.

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Innovation

The energy sector and the chemical industry needs leaders who can inspire, understand trends and disruptive change, and who are not afraid to fail. Fast, open innovation through collaboration, novel processes, and AI are just some of the elements that will redefine the future for energy and chemical companies and downstream processors.

Latest News in Energy and Chemical Value Chain

July 14, 2024

Europe ethylene spot prices turn firmer on demand, feedstock, looming cracker turnarounds

Energy & Chemical Value Chain

European ethylene spot prices have firmed week on week on the back of better-than-expected demand amid higher feedstock values and an increasing focus on upcoming planned cracker maintenance outages. Spot deals this week have been reported at discounts of 32-35% on the pipeline, prior deals had been at discounts of around 38-39%.

July 14, 2024

Marcel Imwinkelried appointed new Siegfried CEO

Energy & Chemical Value Chain

He will succeed Reto Suter, who has led the Siegfried Group as CEO ad interim since the departure of Wolfgang Wienand on May 1, 2024. Suter will now focus on his role as Chief Financial Officer for Siegfried. Wienand will become CEO of Swiss competitor Lonza.

July 14, 2024

Honeywell acquires Air Products’ LNG technology, business for $1.8B

Energy & Chemical Value Chain

Honeywell Inc. (Charlotte, North Carolina) has reached agreement to acquire Air Products’ (Leigh Valley, Pennsylvania) liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment business for $1.81 billion. The deal is expected to close before the end of the year. The price represents a multiple of 13 times the unit’s estimated 2024 EBITDA.

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