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March 5, 2015
CB&I today announced an award of a $60 million contract by JGSK JV, a joint venture between JGC Corp., GS E&C and SK E&C. The project scope includes the engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/CB-and-I-awarded-storage-tank-contract-in-Kuwait_68340.html
March 4, 2015
Allana Potash (Toronto) is seeking to link with Yara International and other companies in its previously announced potash fertilizer project in Ethiopia. Both Allana and Yara are...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Allana-Potash-seeking-to-link-with-Yara-in-Ethiopian-potash-project_68300.html
March 1, 2015
Iran is making good progress with construction of what it says will be the world’s largest methanol plant. Mohammad Hassan Peyvandi, deputy head of the National Petrochemical Co...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-builds-mega-methanol-plant-at-Bandar-Dayyer_68205.html
February 27, 2015
Shell's Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, in Qatar has entered a planned maintenance turnaround in February 2015. Pearl GTL comprises two identical GTL 'trains', with a total capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Shells-Pearl-GTL-plant-in-Qatar-in-2-month-turnaround_68182.html
February 27, 2015
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), a creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, says that it has expanded its flavors facility at Isando, South Africa. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/IFF-expands-flavors-facility-in-South-Africa_68173.html
February 25, 2015
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh; Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, announced today that its board of directors on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-plans-a-50-day-shutdown-of-all-facilities-for-turnaround_68074.html
February 25, 2015
Brenntag says that it has agreed to acquire Lionheart Chemical Enterprises (Johannesburg), a specialty chemicals distributor in the South African market operating mainly in the food...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Brenntag-to-acquire-specialty-chemicals-distributor-in-South-Africa_68064.html
February 24, 2015
Air Liquide and Sasol have signed a long-term agreement for the supply of large quantities of industrial gases to Sasol’s Secunda, South Africa, site about 140 kilometers east of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Air-Liquide-to-build-worlds-largest-ASU-in-South-Africa-to-supply-Sasol_68050.html
February 23, 2015
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) said today that it has finalized the prequalification process for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Orpic-completes-prequalification-of-E-and-C-firms-for-Liwa-project_67993.html
February 23, 2015
The Saudi Arabian Mining Co., (Ma’aden) said today that Ma’aden Phosphate Company (MPC), a joint venture owned 70% by Ma’aden and 30% by Sabic, has resumed operations...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Maaden-resumes-production-at-ammonia-plant-after-maintenance_67992.html
February 23, 2015
IDEA Soda Ash and Calcium Chloride Co. (Isacc; Al Khubar, Saudi Arabia) said today that it has received approval from the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu for 1 million square...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-company-receives-land-allocation-from-Royal-Commission-for-soda-ash-project_67991.html
February 21, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) expanded its strike on Saturday to include Motiva’s refinery in Port Arthur, TX. In addition, 24 hour strike notices were delivered at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/USW-strike-expands-to-include-Motiva-refinery_67990.html
February 20, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) has confirmed that workers at the company's Dead Sea Works (DSW) subsidiary launched a full strike yesterday at DSW's bromine plant at Sodom...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Workers-launch-strike-at-ICL-plant-in-Israel_67973.html
February 19, 2015
CB&I today announced that it has been awarded a contract by Carbon Holdings (Cairo) for the license and engineering design of a polypropylene (PP) unit to be built at Ain Sokhna...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/CB-and-I-awarded-contract-for-polypropylene-project-in-Egypt_67891.html
February 17, 2015
Cipla (Mumbai), a global pharma company, today announced that its wholly owned, UK-based subsidiary, Cipla (EU) Ltd, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Cipla’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Cipla-UK-forms-JV-in-Morocco-will-invest-in-new-plant_67648.html
February 17, 2015
Methanol Chemicals Co. (Chemanol; Ad Dammām, Saudi Arabia), a producer of methanol-based chemicals, said today that it is re-thinking plans to invest in a sulfonated naphthalene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Chemanol-rethinks-plans-for-sulfonated-naphthalene-formaldehyde-plant_67796.html
February 16, 2015
Sabic said on 15 February that Yousef Abdullah Al Benyan had been appointed acting CEO of the company. This follows the appointment by the new Saudi King Salman of Mohamed Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Mohamed-Al-Mady-steps-down-as-CEO-of-Sabic-Al-Benyan-appointed-acting-CEO_67795.html
February 16, 2015
Egypt has agreed on deals with Kuwaiti companies for the establishment  of fertilizer and petrochemical projects worth $6.8 billion, according to a statement on 15 February by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Egypt-signs-agreements-with-Kuwaiti-firms-for-petrochemical-fertilizer-projects_67798.html
February 16, 2015
OCI N.V. (Amsterdam) announced today that it has formally commenced proceedings to demerge the company’s engineering and construction business from its fertilizer and chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/OCI-NV-details-plans-to-demerge-fertilizers-from-construction-operations_67807.html
February 13, 2015
Yara International (Oslo) said today that a feasibility study carried out on the company’s behalf has confirmed “significant potential” to extract potash in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Yara-seeking-partners-for-potash-project-in-Ethiopia_67777.html
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