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January 25, 2012
South Africa's Competition Commission (Pretoria) on Tuesday blocked a bid by Senmin International, a unit of AECI, to acquire Cellulose Derivatives (Pretoria). The commission says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/South-Africa-Blocks-Chemicals-Merger-Future-of-CMC-Producer-Uncertain_40742.html
January 23, 2012
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha) says it has opened a new representative office at Cape Town, South Africa. The establishment of this office “will ultimately be a nuclease...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Qapco-Opens-Office-in-South-Africa_40683.html
January 11, 2012
Sasol Germany (Hamburg) has agreed to sell its production site at Witten, Germany, and the associated oleochemicals business to Cremer Oleo (Hamburg). Approval by the relevant German...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-to-Sell-One-of-Its-Production-Sites-in-Germany_40373.html
January 10, 2012
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (Columbus, OH) has announced an increase in prices of the epoxy resin products in the regions of Europe, Mideast, and Africa (EMEA) by €130/m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Momentive-Increases-Prices-of-Epoxy-Resins-in-the-EMEA-Region_40353.html
January 10, 2012
Global demand for enzymes is expected to rise by 6.8%/year to $8 billion in 2015. The increase in demand for enzymes reflects a continued rebound in the world economy. Most markets are...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Economic-Recovery-Increases-World-Enzyme-Demand_40349.html
December 30, 2011
KBR (Houston) says it has been awarded a contract by Tecnimont for the license and basic engineering design of a new ammonia plant to be built by Chemical Industries Holding (Cairo) at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/KBR-Awarded-Contract-for-Ammonia-Plant-in-Egypt_40062.html
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
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