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September 16, 2014
Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, today confirmed that it is establishing a long-term strategic partnership with Lupin (Mumbai). Lupin will support Merck...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Merck-Serono-confirms-pharma-alliance-with-Lupin-targeting-emerging-markets_63840.html
September 10, 2014
Operating profits for Sasol’s chemical cluster increased 178% during the fiscal year ending June 2014, the company says, to a total of rand 8.41 billion ($770 million). Transfers unrelated to sales accounted for half of the gain, but strong performance in the olefins & surfactants (O&S) and solvents businesses plus improvements in polymers contributed the remainder. Total chemical revenues increased 17% to rand 111.7 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-chemical-profits-up-on-strong-olefins-and-surfactants-improved-polymers_63682.html
September 10, 2014
KBR said today that it has been awarded a contract by the Algerian fertilizer producer Fertial to provide licensing and engineering design services to revamp Fertial’s ammonia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/KBR-awarded-contract-to-revamp-two-ammonia-plants-in-Algeria_63703.html
September 3, 2014
Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Co. (Echem) says feasibility studies for a $1.5-billion propylene project at Alexandria, Egypt, and three other chemical projects, will be completed by 2015, according to a report in Daily News Egypt....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Report-Echem-studying-$1-5-billion-propylene-project-in-Egypt_63583.html
August 28, 2014
BASF, on 27 August, opened a new production plant for concrete admixtures at Nairobi. The production site will allow BASF to better meet the increasing demand for construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/BASF-opens-concrete-admixture-facility-in-Kenya_63450.html
August 13, 2014
Allana Potash (Toronto) has awarded Amec's Americas arm a contract to complete front-end engineering and design (FEED) work on its 1-million m.t./year Danakhil potash project in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Allana-Potash-awards-FEED-contract-to-Amec_63142.html
August 6, 2014
New York Stock Exchange–listed Jinko Solar (Shanghai), the fourth-largest solar photovoltaic manufacturer in the world, on Tuesday opened a solar photovoltaic module...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Jinko-Solar-opens-photovoltaic-panels-plant-in-South-Africa_63015.html
August 5, 2014
Bowleven (Edinburgh, UK), an Africa-focused oil and gas exploration group, says that the president of Cameroon has signed a formal decree awarding the Etinde exploitation authorization...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Cameroon-approves-Etinde-energy-project_62984.html
July 28, 2014
Total announced today that it has signed an agreement with Exxaro Resources (Pretoria) to sell its 100% stake in Total Coal South Africa (TCSA), its coal-producing affiliate in South...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Total-sells-South-African-coal-mining-assets_62742.html
July 9, 2014
Gulf of Guinea Methanol (Lagos) has selected IHS to carry out a bankable feasibility study for its proposed $1.1-billion methanol project planned to be built in the Ogidigben...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Nigeria-progresses-with-large-methanol-project_62367.html
July 4, 2014
Sasol (Johannesburg), Mozambique’s national oil company, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (Maputo) and Italy’s energy group ENI (Rome) have announce plans for a joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Sasol-ENI-to-study-large-gas-to-liquids-project-in-Mozambique_62251.html
July 3, 2014
Methanex says that the methanol production plant of its joint venture Egyptian Methanex Methanol (EMethanex) has been idled temporarily because of constrained gas availability...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Methanex-temporarily-idles-plant-in-Egypt-because-of-gas-shortage_62011.html
July 2, 2014
Sirius Minerals (London), a company developing the world’s largest and highest-grade polyhalite potash deposit in the United Kingdom, announced today that it has entered into a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Sirius-Minerals-signs-potash-research-MOU-with-Tanzanian-Ministry-of-Agriculture_62207.html
July 1, 2014
Clariant says it completed the previously announced sale of its water treatment business in Africa to AECI (Johannesburg) on 30 June. AECI acquired the business for 34 million Swiss...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/AECI-aquires-Clariants-water-treatment-business-in-Africa_62171.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 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
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 22, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical says that it has established a new eastern Africa subsidiary at Arusha, Tanzania, to conduct market surveys and R&D on agricultural chemicals. The value of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Sumitomo-Chemical-establishes-subsidiary-in-Tanzania_61217.html
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