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May 15, 2013
Chiyoda and CTCI (Taipei) have been awarded an engineering, procurement, supply, construction, and commissioning contract for a previously announced Laffan 2 refinery at Ras...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Chiyoda-and-CTCI-awarded-$600-million-contract-for-refinery-in-Qatar_52010.html
May 14, 2013
Iran on Monday, the first day of the 10th Iran Petrochemical Forum, outlined its petrochemical ambitions. Managing-director of the National Petrochemical Company (NPC; Tehran)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-outlines-2020-targets-at-10th-IPF-conference_51979.html
May 14, 2013
Makhteshim Agan (Tel Aviv) and ChileAgro Solutions (Calera de Tango, Chile) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Makhteshim is to acquire a majority stake in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Makhteshim-to-acquire-majority-stake-in-agchems-company-in-Chile_51975.html
May 13, 2013
The 10th Iran Petrochemical Forum opened in Tehran today. Investment program currently under way will lead to the country’s share of petrochemicals output rising from 24% to 38%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-holds-10th-Petrochemical-Forum-will-raise-share-of-Mideast-petchems-to-38-percent_51940.html
May 13, 2013
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar, Saudi Arabia) has started up its ethyl acetate and butyl acetate manufacturing plant at Al Jubail. The facility is owned by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-starts-up-ethyl-and-butyl-acetate-complex-at-Al-Jubail_51936.html
May 13, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) is leading a consortium sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bonn) to develop cobalt-based, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Merck-KGaA-leads-international-consortium-to-develop-cobalt-based-dye-sensitized-solar-cells_51950.html
May 13, 2013
The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention has agreed to begin phasing out the use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) in little more than a year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Report-Stockholm-Convention-agrees-on-phaseout-of-HBCD_51948.html
May 13, 2013
The Competition Tribunal (Pretoria) is set to hear next week the case brought against Sasol by the Competition Commission (Pretoria), under which Sasol was accused of charging...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-to-defend-propylene-and-PP-pricing-policies-before-competition-tribunal_51947.html
May 13, 2013
Generic pesticide producer Makhteshim Agan (Tel Aviv) says its first-quarter net income rose 1%, to $90.2 million from $89.3 million, during the same quarter last year. Ebitda went up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Makhteshims-first-quarter-net-profit-up-1-percent_51941.html
May 13, 2013
,Israel Chemicals Ltd/ (ICL; Tel Aviv) today reported a 6% rise in first quarter net profit, to $305 million, on 9% higher sales, at $1.64 billion, citing strong fertilizer sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICL-reports-higher-earnings-and-revenues-investigates-mining-phosphate-outside-Israel_51938.html
May 7, 2013
The final resolution has been completed in the K-Dow arbitration between Dow Chemical and the Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC; Kuwait City, Kuwait), with Dow confirming today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Dow-awarded-final-$2-2-billion-payment-in-K-Dow-arbitration_51816.html
May 7, 2013
Kuwait’s previously announced Olefins III project is expected to require an investment of $8–9 billion, according to a report from state news agency Kuna. Preparations for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Report-Kuwaits-Olefins-III-project-estimated-to-cost-$8-9-billion_51809.html
May 7, 2013
Petro Rabigh, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, says it has completed maintenance work on its ethane cracker at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. The olefins unit had...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-restarts-ethane-cracker-estimates-hit-on-second-quarter-results-of-SR180-million_51805.html
May 3, 2013
ASK Chemicals, a 50-50 joint venture between Ashland and Clariant, sold granulate, coatings, and hot top metal casting products to Iranian government entities, Ashland said in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Ashland-Clariant-JV-sold-casting-products-to-Iran_51753.html
May 3, 2013
Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) says the Saudi Acrylic Acid Co., its equally owned joint venture with National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee), has begun trial runs at some of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-acrylic-acid-EDC-and-caustic-soda-projects-begin-trial-runs_51746.html
May 2, 2013
Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says it has signed an agreement to acquire South African flavor company JannDeRee (Johannesburg) for $5.2 million. The transaction was completed at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Frutarom-acquires-South-African-flavor-company_51660.html
May 1, 2013
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) plans to build an olefins complex and a polyethylene plant at the Port of Ṣuḥār, Oman at a cost of about $3...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Oman-plans-steam-cracker-and-polyethylene-plant-at-ur_51328.html
May 1, 2013
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, says that its polycarbonate manufacturing facility at Al Jubail has been brought back onstream following maintenance. Kayan announced end of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Kayan-brings-polycarbonate-plant-back-online-amines-units-to-follow_51629.html
May 1, 2013
India has proposed to build a urea manufacturing plant at the petrochemicals hub at Chahbahar, Iran, using natural gas as feedstock, Iranian news agencies report. India has also agreed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/India-eyes-urea-project-at-Irans-Chahbahar-petchems-hub_51628.html
April 29, 2013
Saudi Arabian Mining Co.’s (Ma’aden; Riyadh) subsidiary Ma’aden Phosphate (MPC) has taken its Ras Az Zawr, Saudi Arabia–based ammonia plant off-line after...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Maaden-shuts-down-ammonia-and-DAP-complex-because-of-technical-problems_51548.html
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