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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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