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August 29, 2012
Equate says the re-start of its ethylene glycol (EG) plant, which was shut down for repairs on August 2, 2012, following a fire in July, will be delayed by approximately two months...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Equate-Delays-Restart-of-Ethylene-Glycol-Plant_45879.html
August 17, 2012
Fertilizer and specialty chemicals company Israel Chemicals (ICL; Tel Aviv) says its board of directors has appointed former Lonza CEO Stefan Borgas to be ICL’s new president and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICL-Appoints-Stefan-Borgas-President-and-CEO_45710.html
August 15, 2012
ICL (Tel Aviv), a leading fertilizers and specialty chemicals producer, today reported a 4% decline in second-quarter net income, to $407.3 million—but near-record sales of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICL-Reports-Lower-Net-Income-Record-Potash-Phosphate-Sales-Lift-Revenues_45631.html
August 14, 2012
National Chemical Carriers (NCC; Riyadh), owned 80% by the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), will today sign time charter agreements for three chemical tankers with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Companies-Sign-Petrochemical-Shipping-Agreements_45599.html
August 13, 2012
JGC confirms CW’s exclusive report that it will be responsible for the expansion of Petro Rabigh’s existing ethylene plant at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. The contractor signed a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/JGC-Signs-Deal-to-Expand-Petro-Rabighs-Ethane-Cracker-in-Saudi-Arabia_45568.html
August 13, 2012
Makhteshim Agan Industries (MAI; Tel Aviv), the global leading generic crop protection producer owned 60-40 by ChemChina (Beijing) and Koor Industries (Tel Aviv), reported a 7.6%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Makhteshim-Reports-Lower-Net-Income-on-Higher-Sales-Integration-with-ChemChina-on-Track_45567.html
August 9, 2012
Industries Qatar (IQ; Doha) reported a slight rise in net profits for the second-quarter, ended June 30, 2012, to QR2.13 billion ($585.2 million), a 2.4% increase on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Industries-Qatar-Reports-Flat-Net-Profit-Qafco-6-Due-Onstream-This-Year_45530.html
August 8, 2012
Sabic said today that it intends to shut down a 700,000-m.t./year ethylene glycol (EG) plant operated by its Sharq Eastern Petrochemical joint venture at Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-to-Shut-Down-EG-Plant-for-10-Weeks-for-Maintenance-Repairs_45495.html
August 7, 2012
Jacobs Engineering has been awarded two contracts by Foskor to design and fabricate two final acid towers and one acid cooler for Foskor's sulfuric acid plants at Richards Bay...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Jacobs-Awarded-Fertilizer-Contract-in-South-Africa_45465.html
August 6, 2012
Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries (DRPIC; Muscat, Oman)—the recently established joint venture between Oman Oil and International Petroleum Investment (IPIC; Abu Dhabi)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Duqm-Holds-First-Board-Meeting-Appoints-Shaw-as-Consultant_45445.html
August 6, 2012
The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has announced that the National Chemical Carriers (NCC), its 80% owned subsidiary, took delivery on August 3, 2012, of a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Arabia-Takes-Delivery-of-Chemical-Carrier_45443.html
August 2, 2012
Petro Rabigh (Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, says it has narrowed its net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-Narrows-Second-Quarter-Losses_45109.html
August 2, 2012
Technip confirms that it has been awarded a contract by Sabic and ExxonMobil Chemical for the engineering, procurement, and construction of their previously announced halobutyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Technip-Confirms-Contract-from-Sabic-and-ExxonMobil-Chemical_45105.html
August 2, 2012
Sadara Chemical Co., a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, has awarded a contract to Técnicas Reunidas (TR) for the Chem-III project, which will form part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sadara-Awards-Major-Contracts-to-Tecnicas-Reunidas-and-Tecnimont_45357.html
August 2, 2012
Equate Petrochemical Co., said today that it has shutdown one of its ethylene glycol units with a total capacity of 550,000 m.t./year. “The shutdown will be for approximately six...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Equate-Shuts-Down-Ethylene-Glycol-Plant-for-Six-Weeks-Following-a-Fire_45349.html
July 30, 2012
Sadara Chemical, the 50/50 Saudi petrochemical joint venture (jv) between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, has appointed Abdulrahman Al-Wuhaib chairman of the company. Al-Wuhaib...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sadara-Chemical-Names-Chairman_45264.html
July 30, 2012
Sabic and ExxonMobil Chemical announced further details today of their previously announced elastomers joint venture (jv) at Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, and explained how the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-ExxonMobils-$3-4-Billion-JV-Will-Help-Create-Major-Rubber-Industry-in-Saudi-Arabia_45247.html
July 24, 2012
Total and Algeria’s state-owned energy major Sonatrach (Algiers) have restarted discussions to relaunch their previously announced petchems project at Arzew, Algeria, sources...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Total-and-Sonatrach-Reopen-Arzew-Petchem-Talks-QP-Likely-Partner_45142.html
July 24, 2012
Sabic says it will increase production capacity for its Stamax long glass fiber-filled polypropylene (LGFPP) composite resins at its facility at Genk, Belium, to meet growing demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-Boosts-Composite-Resins-Production-Capacity-at-Belgium-Facility_45149.html
July 23, 2012
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says its Indorama PET Nigeria (Port Harcourt, Nigeria) subsidiary, on July 19, started up the previously announced 75,000-m.t./year solid state...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/oman/Indorama-Starts-Up-PET-Plant-in-Nigeria_45045.html
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