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November 20, 2013
HBG Petrochemical Holdings  (HPHL), an Arabian Gulf based downstream petrochemical investment firm, Mackeen Age Investment Holdings and Ravago (Arendonk, Belgium) today announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/HBG-Mackeen-and-Ravago-to-invest-$100-million-in-Al-Jubail_56824.html
November 20, 2013
The Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association (GPCA; Dubai) devoted the first day of its annual forum to the subjects of innovation and shortage of feedstocks in the GCC states...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/GPCA-Innovation-feedstocks-and-rising-competition-dominate-first-day_56821.html
November 19, 2013
Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) will launch a polypropylene (PP) futures contract on 28 February 2014, the exchange announced today during the Gulf Petrochemicals and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/GPCA-2013-Dubai-to-launch-PP-futures-contract-next-year_56780.html
November 19, 2013
The Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association’s (GPCA; Dubai) annual forum, attended by more than 1,800 delegates, kicked off in Dubai today with networking and an industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/GPCA-2013-Mideast-in-a-period-of-transition_56791.html
November 19, 2013
Merck KGaA says that it has increased its stake in Qlight Nanotech (Jerusalem), a company that develops products for advanced displays and energy-efficient lighting. The start-up was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Merck-KGaA-increases-stake-in-Qlight-Nanotech_56773.html
November 19, 2013
(includes more details of the agreement and the petrochemical complex's capacity) General Electric (GE) and Carbon  Holdings (Cairo) have signed a $500-million agreement, under...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/GE-to-provide-technologies-financing-for-world-scale-naphtha-cracker-project-in-Egypt-update_56757.html
November 18, 2013
Makhteshim Agan Industries (Tel Aviv) says it is building a new global R&D center at the Neot Hovav ecoindustrial park in Israel. Completion of the construction is expected in two...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Makhteshim-Agan-to-establish-global-R-and-D-center-in-Israel_56749.html
November 15, 2013
A. Schulman says it has appointed Pojhan Vahabi as general manager/Turkey, Mideast, and Africa, reflecting the company's growth in that region. Additionally, Sandor Konya has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/A-Schulman-appoints-general-manager-for-Turkey-Mideast-and-Africa_56718.html
November 13, 2013
Israel Chemicals (ICL; Tel Aviv) today announced a sharp decrease in third-quarter sales and profits citing weakness and instability in the potash market, which led to lower fertilizer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Israel-Chemicals-sales-and-profits-slide-as-potash-turmoil-takes-its-toll_56660.html
November 12, 2013
Oman Chlorine (Muscat) is planning a $70-million chlor-alkali plant at Abu Dhabi, according to a Reuters report quoting the company's managing director. The new production would meet...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Report-Oman-Chlorine-to-build-chlor-alkali-plant-at-Abu-Dhabi_56640.html
November 12, 2013
KBR has been awarded a contract by Société des Fertilisants d’Algérie (Fertial; Annaba, Algeria) to conduct a study that will improve safety, reliability...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/KBR-awarded-contract-to-revamp-two-ammonia-plants-in-Algeria_56633.html
November 11, 2013
South Bolder Mines (STB; West Perth, Australia) said today that it has completed and signed a shareholders agreement with the Eritrean National Mining Corp. (ENAMCO) outlining the key...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/South-Boulder-Mines-finalizes-Eritrean-potash-agreement_56609.html
November 10, 2013
Makhteshim Agan, the world’s leading supplier of generic crop protection chemicals, on Sunday reported a large increase in third-quarter profits and sales buoyed by improved...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Makhteshim-Agan-reports-highest-third-quarter-sales-in-its-history_56603.html
November 7, 2013
Oilfield chemicals and services firm Flotek Industries (Houston) is planning to launch a joint venture in Oman with Tasneea Oil and Gas Technologies, a subsidiary of Gulf Energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Flotek-to-launch-Oman-JV-with-Gulf-Energy-subsidiary_56552.html
November 7, 2013
Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co., a Sabic affiliate, today said that it has decided to cancel its previously announced high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) project at Al Jubail...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Kayan-cancels-ultra-high-molecular-weight-PE-project-at-Al-Jubail_56539.html
November 7, 2013
Yanbu National Petrochemical Co. (Yansab; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia) said today that it expects its Yanbu petrochemical complex to restart at the end of next week. Yansab is a Sabic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Yansab-extends-Yanbu-complexs-shutdown-to-fix-fault_56402.html
October 31, 2013
AkzoNobel says it has acquired a 50% stake and management control of Sadolin Paints Oman (Muscat). Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. AkzoNobel has signed a joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/AkzoNobel-acquires-50-percent-stake-in-Oman-paints-company_56333.html
October 29, 2013
Monsanto and plant genomics company Evogene (Rehovot, Israel) say that they have extended and expanded their R&D collaboration. The venture, initially signed in 2008 and later...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Monsanto-and-Evogene-expand-collaboration-for-crop-improvement_56268.html
October 28, 2013
Sabic said today that its third-quarter net profit rose 2.5%, to 6.47 billion Saudi riyals ($1.73 billion), on sales 9% higher, at SR48.8 billion. Operating profit was 14.3% higher, at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-reports-higher-third-quarter-results-says-next-year-could-be-better_56235.html
October 24, 2013
Foster Wheeler announced today that it has been selected by Farabi Petrochemicals Co. to undertake a concept study and technology selection contract for the Jazan petrochemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-study-and-technology-selection-contract-for-Jazan-petchems-project_56143.html
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