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December 23, 2013
Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden; Riyadh) announced today that it has awarded three engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts for its previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Maaden-awards-three-large-EPC-contracts-for-its-phosphate-project-in-Saudi-Arabia_57632.html
December 23, 2013
Sirius Minerals (London), a potash development company, today announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to sell 500,000 m.t./year of polyhalite, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Sirius-Minerals-signs-another-potash-offtake-deal-appoints-new-director_57631.html
December 23, 2013
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vale Fertilizantes’ share in Fosbrasil, a joint venture producing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Israel-Chemicals-to-acquire-Vales-share-in-Fosbrasil_57627.html
December 23, 2013
Borealis (Vienna) announced today that it formed a joint venture with First Energy Bank (Manama, Bahrain) to buy a 20.3% stake in Neochim (Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria). On 21 December, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Borealis-acquires-stake-in-Bulgarian-fertilizer-producer-Neochim_57624.html
December 20, 2013
Solvay has announced an agreement to sell its 70.59% stake in Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) to Braskem for $290 million. The deal, which is subject to antitrust approval, will give Braskem a commanding position in South America’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Braskem-acquires-Solvay-Indupa-for-$290-million_57462.html
December 20, 2013
Axiall has chosen Louisiana as the location of a possible world-scale ethylene plant and associated derivatives plant, the company announced on 19 December. Axiall expects the capital investment to total $3 billion, with Axiall putting up $1 billion, and a “soon-to-be-named” partner contributing $2 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Axiall-chooses-Louisiana-for-$3-billion-cracker-and-derivatives-project_57591.html
December 20, 2013
The business activities of beleaguered polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One (Lyon, France) will be run jointly by businessman Alain de Krassny and buyout firm OpenGate Capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Court-approves-joint-takeover-of-PVC-firm-Kem-One_57616.html
December 20, 2013
CF Industries announced today that its board of directors has named Anthony Will president and CEO, effective 2 January 2014. The board has also expanded its size to nine directors...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/CF-Industries-names-new-CEO_57605.html
December 20, 2013
Uralchem deputy chairman Dmitry Osipov will be appointed CEO of Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading producer of potash, Interfax news agency reported today citing Uralkali customer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-CEO-to-be-replaced-by-Uralchem-executive_57600.html
December 20, 2013
Uralchem (Moscow), a leading Russian fertilizer producer and exporter, today announced the opening of a terminal at Riga Port, in Latvia, for the handling and short-term storage of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Russian-fertilizer-producer-Uralchem-opens-terminal-in-Latvia_57598.html
December 20, 2013
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) and Sberbank (Moscow) have signed an agreement to open a non-revolving $2-billion credit line, Uralkali announced today. The credit line will be used as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-secures-$2-billion-loan-agreement-from-Sberbank_57617.html
December 19, 2013
KBR announced today that its ammonia process technology has been selected by Midwest Fertilizer for its new fertilizer manufacturing plant at Mt. Vernon, IN. The 2,200 m.t./day ammonia...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/KBR-receives-contract-for-Indiana-ammonia-plant_57578.html
December 19, 2013
Vale (Rio de Janeiro) is seeking a partner for its fertilizer business as it plans to replace the 4 million m.t. of potash it stands to lose from the cancelled Rio Colorado project in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Reports-Vale-seeks-fertilizer-partner-plans-to-advance-potash-projects-in-Brazil-Canada_57537.html
December 19, 2013
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading global producer of potash, today reported a 19% drop in third-quarter revenues, to $856 million, with net revenues down 21%, to $697 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-reports-lower-revenues-sees-pickup-in-potash-demand-next-year_57531.html
December 19, 2013
Hanwha Chemical said today that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to build a petrochemical complex in Iraq. The LOI was signed at Seoul by the company’s president, Han-hong...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Hanwha-Chemical-signs-LOI-to-build-petchems-complex-in-Iraq_57533.html
December 19, 2013
Great Quest Metals (Vancouver), a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the development of African agricultural mineral projects for local production of fertilizers, says it...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Great-Quest-signs-MOU-to-develop-potash-production-business-in-Botswana_57536.html
December 18, 2013
Yara says it has signed shipbuilding contracts with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (Ulsan, South Korea) for the construction and delivery of two medium-size liquefied petroleum gas carriers...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Yara-orders-two-ships-from-Korea_57475.html
December 18, 2013
Nova Chemicals says it will expand its ethylene capacity at its Corunna, ON site by 20% and debottleneck polyethylene at its nearby Moore, ON site. Nova also reaffirmed its interest a second polyethylene (PE) facility based on its Advanced Sclairtech (AST) technology. The projects are part of the company's Nova 2020 growth plan....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Nova-Chemicals-plans-ethylene-PE-expansion-at-Sarnia-sites-evaluating-new-PE-plant_57504.html
December 18, 2013
Sahara Petrochemicals Co. has announced that its subsidiary Al Waha Petrochemicals will undergo a 15-day scheduled maintenance on its plants starting 24 December. Al Waha, in which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Al-Waha-Petrochemicals-to-undergo-15-day-maintenance_57480.html
December 17, 2013
Jacobs Engineering says it has been awarded a contract by Midwest Fertilizer to provide management services to a nitrogen-based plant at Posey County, IN. Financial terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Jacobs-awarded-$2-billion-nitrogen-plant-contract_57451.html
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