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June 26, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience’s (BMS) polyurethane systems house Bayer Pearl has broken ground for its new headquarters in the Dubai Investments Park, which will be the site of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Bayer-MaterialScience-and-Pearl-Insulation-break-ground-for-Dubai-project_62044.html
June 25, 2014
Altana (Wesel, Germany) has agreed with Landa (Rehovot, Israel) to invest €100 million ($136 million) for a minority stake in Landa's digital printing subsidiary. The size of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Altana-invests-in-Israel-based-digital-printing-business_62015.html
June 18, 2014
Brenntag says that it has established a new chemicals subsidiary at Lagos. With a local presence, Brenntag increases its market position and will be able to better understand...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Brenntag-establishes-subsidiary-in-Nigeria_61900.html
June 18, 2014
The petrochemical plant at Isfahan, Iran, has stopped producing aromatics because of the lack of feedstock, local news agencies report, citing the plant’s managing director...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Feedstock-shortage-halts-aromatics-production-at-Isfahan-petrochemical-plant_61888.html
June 16, 2014
Iran plans to turn the Sea of Oman’s costal region into the country’s petrochemical hub, says deputy managing director of the National Petrochemical Co. (Tehran) Mohammad...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-to-develop-petchem-hub-by-Sea-of-Oman-China-pledges-project-finance_61820.html
June 11, 2014
Sabic will introduce technical-grade urea (TGU) this year, an offering that will enable diesel engines to run more efficiently and reduce hazardous emissions, the company says. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-to-produce-technical-grade-urea-at-Al-Jubail-fertilizer-facility_61671.html
June 11, 2014
Sabic has become the largest owner of intellectual property in the Middle East as it passed the milestone of more than 10,000 patents either issued or pending approval, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-passes-patent-milestone-to-become-Mideasts-largest-owner-of-intellectual-property_61669.html
June 9, 2014
The 11th International Petrochemical Forum (IPC), a two-day event that began at Tehran on Saturday, attracted 50 foreign and 330 Iranian companies, local news agencies report. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Iran-to-double-petrochemical-capacity-say-officials-at-industry-conference_61615.html
June 9, 2014
Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) and Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar, Saudi Arabia) said today that they have decided not to pursue merger talks. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sahara-Petrochemicals-and-Sipchem-abandon-merger-talks_61613.html
June 5, 2014
The Competition Tribunal of South Africa today imposed a combined 534-million South African rand ($49.9 million) penalty for excessive pricing of propylene and polypropylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/South-Africa-penalizes-Sasol-$50-million-for-overcharging-for-propylene-PP_61578.html
June 4, 2014
Bowleven (Edinburgh, UK), an Africa-focused oil and gas exploration group, has announced that an important milestone has been reached in the exploitation of the Etinde gasfield...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Cameroon-reaches-important-milestone-in-fertilizer-and-LNG-projects_61550.html
June 2, 2014
Univar announced today that it has formed a joint venture with E.A. Juffali & Brothers (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), a major player in chemicals and other industries. The joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Univar-and-E-A-Juffali-and-Brothers-form-joint-venture-in-Saudi-Arabia_61495.html
June 2, 2014
Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), the manager and operator of Khalifa Port container terminal, has signed a contract with Borouge under which ADT will design, construct, and operate a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Borouge-and-ADT-sign-packaging-services-contract_61470.html
June 2, 2014
Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF; Mumbai) has shelved plans to build a $1-billion fertilizer complex in Ghana because it could not secure gas supplies for the project, Indian...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Rashtriya-Chemicals-and-Fertilizers-drops-plans-to-build-fertilizer-complex-in-Ghana_61466.html
May 31, 2014
Brass Fertilizer Co. (Victoria Island, Nigeria) and a Danish consortium led by Haldor Topsøe, have announced the signing of an agreement to design and construct a $3.5-billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Brass-Fertilizer-signs-contract-to-build-large-urea-and-methanol-complex-in-Nigeria_61461.html
May 29, 2014
Sadara Chemical Co. (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, has appointed Massimiliano Leopardi, as chief financial officer. Leopardi is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sadara-appoints-new-CFO_61378.html
May 28, 2014
Ineos Technologies announced today that it has licensed its expandable polystyrene (EPS) process for the manufacture of regular and flame-retardant EPS to EPS Qatar. EPS Qatar will use...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Qatar-selects-Ineos-Technologies-EPS-process-for-project-near-Doha_61372.html
May 28, 2014
Dow Chemical says it has awarded Fluor the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for its reverse osmosis (RO) manufacturing facility at Al Jubail. The facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Fluor-awarded-contract-for-Dows-reverse-osmosis-facility-at-Al-Jubail_61349.html
May 28, 2014
Materia (Pasadena, CA) and Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha) have forged a partnership, through a memorandum of understanding (MOU), to further reinforce their collaborative...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Materia-and-Qapco-to-study-development-of-next-generation-materials_61347.html
May 27, 2014
Saudi Arabian Mining Co., (Ma’aden) said today that it has appointed HSBC Saudi Arabia to act as financial advisor in its proposed rights issue. Ma’aden said on 15 May that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Maaden-appoints-HSBC-as-financial-advisor-in-rights-issue_61320.html
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