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November 14, 2012
Sasol says it has opened a new research and technology (R&T) facility at the company’s site at Sasolburg, South Africa. Construction of the 150-million South African rand...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-opens-research-and-technology-center-in-South-Africa_47683.html
November 12, 2012
Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi has opened a complex producing styrene and polystyrene at the Dekheila Port at Alexandria, Egypt. The plant was built by the Egyptian Styrenics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Egyptian-president-opens-EStyrenics-complex-at-Alexandria_47629.html
November 12, 2012
Sabic and Shell Chemicals have confirmed CW’s exclusive report that they plan to invest in propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) and polyols plants in Saudi Arabia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-and-Shell-plan-POSM-polyols-projects-ponder-petchem-investments-outside-Saudi-Arabia_47628.html
November 9, 2012
The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) of the United States (Washington) has agreed to guarantee a J.P. Morgan Chase loan of $35 million to Devco International (Tulsa, OK) for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/US-Ex-Im-Bank-approves-loan-guarantee-for-sulfur-complex-in-Iraq_47584.html
November 8, 2012
Iran’s recent decision to ban exports of petrochemicals and polymers was a misunderstanding, according to the country’s top official responsible for the sector...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-says-export-ban-was-made-without-consultation-ready-to-commission-ethylene-pipeline_47527.html
November 7, 2012
The Iranian government has lifted a ban on exports of certain chemicals and plastics, after including the products in a list, announced last week, of 50 items that are banned for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-lifts-export-ban-on-certain-chemicals-and-plastics_47501.html
November 6, 2012
Air Products has received a supply contract to build and operate two oxygen plants at a copper-smelter site being built in Zambia by Kansanshi Mining (Lusaka, Zambia). As a part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Air-Products-to-build-ASU-for-Zambian-copper-mine_47482.html
November 6, 2012
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha) is planning to commission its 2.3-billion Qatari rial ($631.6 million) low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Mesaieed, Qatar, on 20...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Qapco-to-commission-LDPE-plant-this-month_47479.html
November 5, 2012
Equate announced today that it has restarted its 550,000-m.t./year ethylene glycol unit at Al Shu╩┐aybah, Kuwait. “The unit was successfully restarted after being...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Equate-restarts-ethylene-glycol-plant-following-July-fire_47445.html
November 2, 2012
The Israeli government says it does not intend to approve plans by Potash Corp of Saskatchewan to acquire Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv). Israel's ministry of finance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Israel-blocks-PotashCorp-bid-to-acquire-ICL_47427.html
October 31, 2012
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp) says it "acknowledges" a statement made by Israel Corp. (Tel Aviv) to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange that PotashCorp has held...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/PotashCorp-confirms-talks-on-possible-acquisition-of-Israel-Chemicals_47373.html
October 30, 2012
Saltic (Salalah, Oman) has appointed Hanwha Engineering & Construction to build a $500-million chlor-alkali and ethylene dichloride (EDC) complex at the Salalah free zone in Oman...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saltic-picks-Hanwha-for-chlor-alkali-and-EDC-complex-in-Oman_47347.html
October 25, 2012
Sasol has inaugurated its limestone ammonium nitrate (LAN) granulation plant at Secunda, South Africa. The company invested 1 billion South African rand ($115 million) in the plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-inaugurates-LAN-granulation-plant-in-South-Africa_47226.html
October 25, 2012
Industries Qatar (IQ; Doha) reported a 23% increase in third-quarter net income, to QR2.6 billion ($719 million), well above consensus estimates of QR2.1 billion. Earnings were among...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Industries-Qatar-beats-analysts-expectations-with-third-quarter-earnings_46976.html
October 24, 2012
Sahara Petrochemicals has given an outline of investments, which benefited from funds it raised from the rights issued on 23 December 2011. The company has until the end of the third...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sahara-outlines-spending-using-rights-issue-funds_47185.html
October 23, 2012
Versalis, the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), is close to signing a deal to set up a new elastomers joint venture in Egypt, CW has learned. Details of the upcoming agreement are...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Versalis-mulls-elastomers-project-in-Egypt_47143.html
October 23, 2012
Distribution company DKSH (Zurich) says it has entered into a distribution agreement with Tagra (Netanya, Israel), a producer of stabilized active ingredients, covering China, India...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/DKSH-signs-distribution-deal-with-Israeli-pharma-and-personal-care-ingredients-firm_47142.html
October 22, 2012
Sensient Technologies is building a colors and flavors complex at Johannesburg, the company says. The complex will include R&D and manufacturing capabilities for both colors...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sensient-building-colors-and-flavors-complex-in-South-Africa_47112.html
October 22, 2012
Saudi Aramco says it has completed the contractor selection process for its previously announced Jazan refinery and terminal complex at Jazan, in the southwest part of Saudi Arabia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Aramco-picks-EPC-contractors-for-Jazan-refinery-and-aromatics-complex_47104.html
October 22, 2012
Samsung Engineering announced today that it has been awarded an $871-million lump-sum turnkey contract by Saudi Aramco Lubricating Oil Refining (Luberef) to expand Luberef's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Samsung-Engineering-awarded-major-lube-oil-refinery-contract-in-Saudi-Arabia_47101.html
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