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September 16, 2014
Technip announced today that it has been awarded a “significant” contract by the Bahrain Petroleum Co. (Bapco; Manama). Under the terms of the reimbursable contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Technip-awarded-refinery-expansion-project-in-Bahrain_63836.html
September 10, 2014
Operating profits for Sasol’s chemical cluster increased 178% during the fiscal year ending June 2014, the company says, to a total of rand 8.41 billion ($770 million). Transfers unrelated to sales accounted for half of the gain, but strong performance in the olefins & surfactants (O&S) and solvents businesses plus improvements in polymers contributed the remainder. Total chemical revenues increased 17% to rand 111.7 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-chemical-profits-up-on-strong-olefins-and-surfactants-improved-polymers_63682.html
September 10, 2014
KBR said today that it has been awarded a contract by the Algerian fertilizer producer Fertial to provide licensing and engineering design services to revamp Fertial’s ammonia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/KBR-awarded-contract-to-revamp-two-ammonia-plants-in-Algeria_63703.html
September 10, 2014
Following anannouncement last month by Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, owners of the Petro Rabigh petrochemical complex at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, that they intend to merge the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-owners-seek-finance-some-units-will-be-built-with-third-parties_63700.html
September 8, 2014
Albemarle and Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) today announced that they have entered into an agreement to establish a manufacturing joint venture to produce ICL's FR-122P...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Albemarle-and-ICL-to-form-polymeric-flame-retardants-JV_63528.html
September 8, 2014
The board of directors of Israel Chemicals (ICL; Tel Aviv) has instructed the management of the Bromine Compounds Co. to develop and implement a plan to improve the profitability of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Israel-Chemicals-reviewing-bromine-operations-to-close-magnesium-plant_63453.html
September 3, 2014
Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Co. (Echem) says feasibility studies for a $1.5-billion propylene project at Alexandria, Egypt, and three other chemical projects, will be completed by 2015, according to a report in Daily News Egypt....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Report-Echem-studying-$1-5-billion-propylene-project-in-Egypt_63583.html
August 28, 2014
BASF, on 27 August, opened a new production plant for concrete admixtures at Nairobi. The production site will allow BASF to better meet the increasing demand for construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/BASF-opens-concrete-admixture-facility-in-Kenya_63450.html
August 24, 2014
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh; Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), has announced that, after comprehensively assessing phase two of the investment currently under way, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Rabigh-II-project-to-merge-with-Petro-Rabigh_62947.html
August 20, 2014
Frutarom (Haifa, Israel), a producer of flavors and fragrances, today reported second-quarter net income rose 44.5%, to $25.5 million, on 29% higher sales of $218.1 million. Ebitda was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Acquisitions-help-lift-Frutaroms-revenues-and-earnings_63308.html
August 19, 2014
Mitsubishi Corp. (Tokyo), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI; Tokyo), and Turkish construction firm Gap Insaat (Istanbul) will build a large-scale fertilizer manufacturing complex for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Mitsubishi-Corp-MHI-and-Turkish-firm-awarded-contracts-for-largest-fertilizer-plant-in-Turkmenistan_63283.html
August 18, 2014
Sahara Petrochemicals today declared an emergency shutdown at its Al Waha Petrochemical subsidiary at Al Jubail, a producer of propylene and polypropylene (PP). The company cites...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sahara-declares-emergency-shutdown-at-polypropylene-complex_63261.html
August 15, 2014
Traders of European toluene were forced to decline enquiries from Mideast and Asia buyers seeking small volumes of toluene this week despite a open arbitrage on paper, IHS Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/European-traders-decline-Asian-Mideast-bids-for-toluene_63249.html
August 13, 2014
Allana Potash (Toronto) has awarded Amec's Americas arm a contract to complete front-end engineering and design (FEED) work on its 1-million m.t./year Danakhil potash project in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Allana-Potash-awards-FEED-contract-to-Amec_63142.html
August 12, 2014
Industries Qatar (IQ; Doha), a listed firm that controls some of the country’s major petrochemical, fertilizer, and steel manufacturing companies, reports a decline in earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Shutdowns-and-lower-fertilizer-prices-reduce-earnings-at-Industries-Qatar_63124.html
August 12, 2014
Methanol Chemicals Co. (Ad Dammām, Saudi Arabia) says that it expects to resume operations at its para-formaldehyde manufacturing plant at Al Jubail by the end of fiscal 2014. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Chemanol-to-restart-para-formaldehyde-plant-by-year-end_63122.html
August 11, 2014
Adama Agricultural Solutions (Tel Aviv), formerly Makhteshim Agan, on Sunday reported a 23.5% increase in net income and a 9% rise in sales in the second quarter of this year, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Adama-reports-higher-sales-and-earnings-plans-New-York-listing_63099.html
August 11, 2014
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) says it has restarted its methanol plant at Al Jubail following an unscheduled stoppage at the plant on 24 July 2012. The company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-restarts-methanol-plant-at-Al-Jubail_63098.html
August 7, 2014
Israel Chemicals’ (ICL; Tel Aviv) board of directors on Wednesday reiterated the company’s decision to freeze $750 million of new and previously approved investment in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICL-to-freeze-investments-in-Israel-in-protest-at-proposed-new-taxes-on-natural-resources_63045.html
August 7, 2014
Israel Chemicals (ICL; Tel Aviv) today reported a major drop in second quarter earnings on lower prices and a non-recurring provision for royalties. Net profit declined to $67 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Israel-Chemicals-reports-lower-sales-and-earnings_63042.html
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