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July 1, 2013
National Petrochemical Co. (Petrochem; Riyadh) has announced an unscheduled shutdown of its Saudi Polymer Co.’s complex at Al Jubail starting 30 June 2013. Saudi Polymer is owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Polymers-complex-offline-again_53287.html
July 1, 2013
Univation Technologies has given more details about a previously announced technology award for 3 grassroots polyethylene (PE) lines planned by Al Sejeel, a joint venture between Qatar...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Univation-Technologies-details-Qatari-Al-Sejeel-polyethylene-technology-award_53290.html
June 30, 2013
The National Petrochemical Co.’s (NPC; Tehran) director/production Ali Bossaghazadeh says that the second phase of the Kavyan petrochemical complex will come online this year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Irans-second-Kavyan-ethylene-plant-to-come-online-this-year_53278.html
June 28, 2013
Aspen (Durban, South Africa), the ninth-largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world, says it has signed an agreement with Merck & Co. (Whitehouse Station, NJ), which is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/South-African-firm-Aspen-acquires-Merck-and-Co-API-plants-and-11-finished-dosage-products-for-$1-billion_53198.html
June 28, 2013
Dow Chemical says that its previously announced Saudi Acrylic Monomer Co. joint venture plant, at Al Jubail, has achieved mechanical completion. This is the first acrylic monomer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/saudi_arabia/Dow-reports-mechanical-completion-of-acrylic-monomer-JV-plant-in-Saudi-Arabia_53196.html
June 28, 2013
Lanxess says it is streamlining its production network and portfolio for its rubber chemicals business unit, and a central element is the bundling of production processes for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Lanxess-restructures-rubber-chemicals-production-network-to-close-site-and-cut-jobs_53193.html
June 26, 2013
Israel Corp. (Tel Aviv), the parent of Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv), is examining plans to split its assets into two companies, Israel Corp. announced in a statement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Israel-Chemicals-Ltd-s-parent-mulls-split-into-two-companies_53147.html
June 26, 2013
Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland), a technology, engineering, and project management company; and Borouge (Abu Dhabi), a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Borouge-Neste-Jacobs-sign-engineering-and-project-management-contract_53136.html
June 24, 2013
Saudi Butanol Co. (Sabuco), a joint venture among Saudi Kayan, Sadara, and Saudi Acrylic Acid Co.(SAAC), has been given the go-ahead by the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Butanol-Co-receives-government-approval-to-build-plant_53063.html
June 24, 2013
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar) says that its affiliate Sipchem Chemicals Co. has awarded to ThyssenKrupp Uhde an engineering design, procurement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-awards-PBT-plant-contract-to-ThyssenKrupp-Uhde_53062.html
June 21, 2013
BASF has opened a laboratory facility in Johannesburg to deliver specialist services for mining customers in the entire African continent, BASF announced today. The lab is at the site...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/BASF-opens-mineral-processing-reagent-lab-in-Johannesburg_53038.html
June 21, 2013
Medallion Resources (Vancouver) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Takamul Investment Co. (Muscat), a subsidiary of Oman Oil Co. (OOC; Muscat), to conduct...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Medallion-partners-with-Oman-Oil-subsidiary-to-evaluate-rare-earth-production-in-Oman_53030.html
June 20, 2013
KBR announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Sasol for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) management services for a gaseous oxygen compressor at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/KBR-awarded-construction-contract-by-Sasol-for-oxygen-compressor-at-Secunda_52826.html
June 18, 2013
Applied Minerals (New York), a producer of halloysite clay, has entered into an agreement for Mitsui & Co. to market Applied Minerals' dragonite halloysite clay and iron...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Mitsui-and-Co-to-distribute-Applied-Minerals-halloysite-clay_52887.html
June 18, 2013
Petrochemicals capacity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, which includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, increased by 5.5% in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petchems-capacity-in-GCC-region-set-to-rise-by-7-percentyear_52890.html
June 17, 2013
Sadara Chemical, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical; Saudi Kayan, an affiliate of Sabic; and Saudi Acrylic Acid Co. (SAAC), equal owners in Saudi Butanol Co., a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-firms-agree-butanol-tolling-and-processing-Sadara-raises-loan_52858.html
June 14, 2013
Qatar Petroleum (QP; Doha) has invited companies to carry out feasibility studies for propylene- and benzene-derivative complexes to be built at Ras Laffan, Qatar, near existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Qatar-plans-propylene-and-benzene-derivatives-projects-as-part-of-major-petchems-push_52834.html
June 12, 2013
Qatar Petroleum (QP; Doha) and Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco), joint venture partners in a major petrochemical project planned at Ras Laffan, Qatar, have selected technologies for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Qatar-selects-Univation-and-Dow-technologies-for-Al-Sejeel-project_52775.html
June 11, 2013
The key theme for Borealis, Borouge, and Nova Chemicals at the K 2013 plastics and rubber trade fair at Düsseldorf later this year will be Open your mind, Borealis said at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Borealis-Borouge-and-Nova-outline-plans-at-pre-K-event_52712.html
June 11, 2013
Saudi International Petrochemical Co.’s (Sipchem; Al Khubar) affiliate International Polymers Co. (IPC) has signed a financing agreement for 704 million Saudi riyals ($188...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-signs-loan-agreement-for-EVA-LDPE-project_52750.html
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