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December 22, 2011
Orascom Construction Industries (OCI; Cairo) says its board of directors has decided to demerge the company’s construction business from its fertilizer business. OCI will file an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Orascom-to-Demerge-its-Construction-Business-from-its-Fertilizer-Business_39985.html
December 20, 2011
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) signed an agreement with Italcementi Group (Bergamo, Italy) to acquire Axim (Middlebranch, OH), the global concrete admixture and cement grinding aid business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Sika-Acquires-Concrete-Admixture-Business-of-Italcementi-Group_39943.html
December 7, 2011
The opening by BASF today of an office in Nairobi, Kenya will increase the company's presence in growing African markets and will serve customers in the East Africa and Sub-Sahara...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/New-Office-in-Kenya-Strengthens-BASFs-Presence-in-Africa_39561.html
November 16, 2011
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Tokyo), Sojitz Corp. (Tokyo), and Sumitomo Corp. (Tokyo) say they have entered into an early work agreement with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Japanese-Consortium-Signs-Contract-for-Fertilizer-Project-in-Angola_39079.html
November 15, 2011
Methanex and Agrium have each suspended production temporarily at manufacturing plants at Damietta, Egypt due to demonstrations in the area. EMethanex, a 60-40 joint venture between...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Demonstrations-Force-Shutdown-of-Methanex-and-Agrium-Plants-in-Egypt_39045.html
October 31, 2011
Tecnimont has been awarded a $540-million lump sum, turnkey engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract by Egyptian Chemical & Fertilizers Industries Co...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Tecnimont-Awarded-Large-Fertilizer-Contract-in-Egypt_38710.html
October 26, 2011
Crest Chemicals (Midrand, South Africa), a chemical distribution joint venture between Brenntag and AECI (Johannesburg), has acquired certain assets of WK Croxton (Pietermaritzburg...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Brenntag-JV-Acquires-Assets-in-South-Africa_38573.html
October 14, 2011
DuPont says the South African Competition Tribunal has rejected its bid to buy a majority stake in Pannar Seed (Greytown, South Africa), Africa’s largest seed firm. The Tribunal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/DuPont-Bid-for-Pannar-Denied_38312.html
October 7, 2011
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) producer Tronox has announced plans to acquire the mineral sands operations of Exxaro Resources (Pretoria, South Africa) in exchange for approximately 38.5% of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Tronox-Acquires-Mineral-Sands-Business-Ups-Back-Integration_38139.html
September 26, 2011
Mukundan: Low-cost urea production. Tata Chemicals has told the Bombay Stock Exchange that its Gabon Fertilizer Co. (GFC) joint venture has signed a “pre-construction services...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Tata-Selects-Technip-as-EPC-Contractor-for-Gabon-jv_37802.html
September 26, 2011
Jacobs Engineering SA (JESA), an equally owned joint venture between Jacobs Engineering and OCP (Casablanca), has been selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/OCP-Awards-Fertilizer-Plant-Contracts-to-Jacobs_37783.html
September 15, 2011
The feasibility study will consider a 2-million m.t./year and a 4 million m.t./year GTL facility. Capital investment in estimated at $8 billion-$10 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-Eyes-Integrated-GTL-and-Chemicals-Project-at-Lake-Charles_37568.html
September 13, 2011
Tata Chemicals has notified the Bombay Stock Exchange that its joint venture Gabon Fertilizer Co. (GFC) has signed a “pre-construction services agreement” with Technip for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Tata-Chemicals-and-Partners-Select-Technip-as-EPC-Contractor-for-Gabon-Fertilizer-Project_37578.html
September 6, 2011
Orascom Construction Industries (OCI; Cairo), whose businesses cover fertilizer and methanol production as well as plant construction, reported a 34% increase in second quarter Ebitda...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Orascoms-Earnings-and-Revenues-Rise-Projects-Are-on-Track_37385.html
August 11, 2011
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its international counterparts have released reports on the results of pilot programs focused on increasing international regulatory...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/FDA-Tallies-Results-from-Global-Effort-Regulating-APIs_36859.html
August 5, 2011
Isobutanol producer Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it has entered into a definitive, commercial off-take agreement with Sasol Chemical Industries Limited. The deal is expected to include...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Sasol-Secures-Majority-of-Gevos-Isobutanol-Through-2013_36752.html
July 11, 2011
Dangote Group (Lagos) says it will build Africa’s biggest fertilizers complex. The company has awarded a contract to Saipem (Milan) to carry out engineering on the ammonia and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Nigeria-Builds-Africas-Biggest-Fertilizer-Complex_36070.html
July 8, 2011
SRF (Gurgaon, India), a producer of refrigerants, engineering plastics and technical textile yarns, plans to invest about $70 million in a 30,000-m.t./year biaxially oriented...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/SRF-Invests-in-BOPP-Plant-in-South-Africa-Will-Soon-Complete-HFC-134-a-Unit-in-India_36037.html
July 4, 2011
Chemical distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) has acquired Ethnichem (Johannesburg). Financial terms were not disclosed. Ethnichem is an important local player in the personal care and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Distributor-IMCD-Acquires-in-South-Africa_35916.html
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