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May 5, 2015
Amin Nasser: Saudi Aramco career veteran named CEO.  Saudi Aramco has confirmed that Khalid Al Falih has been appointed chairman of the company, and it has announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Aramco-names-new-CEO-to-be-separated-from-oil-ministry-in-major-shakeup_70040.html
May 4, 2015
ICL (Tel Aviv) said today that its industrial products unit is closing a production line in Israel that produces the FR-1210 (DECA) flame-retardant product. ICL, because of the move to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICL-to-close-flame-retardant-plant-after-long-strike-and-customers-moving-to-alternative-suppliers_70041.html
May 4, 2015
Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Co. (Safco), a Sabic affiliate, will begin commercial operations at its fifth manufacturing facility in late June, the company has announced. The plant, whose...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Safco-delays-commissioning-of-urea-complex_70048.html
May 4, 2015
Sadara Chemical Co., a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical and currently commissioning its $20-billion complex at Al Jubail, has signed a 20-year deal to supply Energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sadara-signs-long-term-deal-to-supply-EO-and-PO-to-downstream-investor_70044.html
May 3, 2015
Titanium ore miner Kenmare Resources (Dublin) says it is talks with Iluka Resources (Perth, Australia), on a watered-down offer valuing the Irish company at about £189 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Iluka-makes-lower-offer-to-acquire-titanium-ore-miner-Kenmare-Resources_70043.html
May 3, 2015
Al Waha Petrochemical, an affiliate of Sahara Petrochemicals, restarted production at its Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia based propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene (PP) complex on 30...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Al-Waha-restarts-production-following-maintenance_70042.html
May 1, 2015
The active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) business of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Petaḥ Tiqwa, Israel) reports a 12% fall in sales in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Tevas-API-business-reports-fall-in-sales_70012.html
April 29, 2015
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, in a sweeping cabinet shakeup, today appointed Khalid Al Falih, Saudi Aramco president and CEO, as the country's health minister, Saudi state...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-king-shuffles-cabinet-Aramco-CEO-appointed-health-minister_69924.html
April 27, 2015
Technip said today that in partnership with UNICO, a Japanese engineering consultant, it has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract covering the upgrading of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Technip-awarded-PMC-contract-to-upgrade-refinery-in-Iraq_69864.html
April 27, 2015
Shell Chemicals has completed the front-end engineering design (FEED) study on its previously announced ethane cracker at Monaca, PA, and is expected to make a final investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Shell-completes-FEED-on-US-cracker-encouraged-by-progress-in-Iraq_69834.html
April 26, 2015
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) said today that following a turnaround at the company’s carbon monoxide (CO) and acetic acid plants at Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-restarts-carbon-monoxide-and-acetic-acid-complex_69823.html
April 26, 2015
National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee) said today that it has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a previously announced titanium sponge plant to CTCI...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Tasnee-awards-titanium-sponge-plant-contract-to-CTCI-and-Chiyoda_69821.html
April 23, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that it has signed agreements to supply its customers in China with an aggregate 1.1 million m.t. of potash during 2015.The agreements...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICL-signs-major-potash-supply-deals-with-China_69711.html
April 23, 2015
Sahara and Ma’aden, equal owners in Sahara and Ma’aden Petrochemical Co. (Samapco), said today that they have completed a prescheduled turnaround at their chlor-alkali and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sahara-and-Maaden-complete-turnaround-of-Samapco-facilities_69706.html
April 22, 2015
Basic Chemical Industries Co. (BCI; Ad Dammām, Saudi Arabia) said today that it is reassessing its plans announced in 2013 to establish a joint venture with CP Kelco (Atlanta) to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Basic-Chemical-Industries-and-CP-Kelco-rethink-Saudi-xanthan-gum-project_69675.html
April 22, 2015
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Petaḥ Tiqwa, Israel) has proposed to acquire Mylan in a transaction valued at $82.00/Mylan share, or a total of about $40 billion, with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Teva-offers-to-acquire-Mylan-for-$40-billion_69661.html
April 22, 2015
W. R. Grace says that it has completed phase one of construction for the previously announced fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts manufacturing facility in the Mideast. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/uae/Grace-completes-first-phase-of-FCC-catalysts-manufacturing-plant-in-Mideast_69658.html
April 22, 2015
Sanmar Group (Chennai, India) will invest $350 million to expand its chemical facility at Port Said, Egypt, the Egyptian embassy in New Delhi says. Plans include a doubling of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Sanmar-to-double-PVC-capacity-in-Egypt_69600.html
April 21, 2015
Air Products says that it has been awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco to build and operate the world’s largest industrial gas complex. The total investment necessary to build the facility is about $2.1 billion, Air Products says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Air-Products-wins-contract-from-Aramco-to-build-worlds-largest-industrial-gas-complex_69594.html
April 21, 2015
Mohammad Hassan Peyvandi, deputy managing director of the National Petrochemical Co., (NPC; Tehran), has told reporters that Indian companies have proposed building an ammonia-urea...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-confirms-Indian-interest-in-building-urea-plant_69631.html
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