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February 17, 2014
Samsung Engineering has signed a contract with Groupement Timimoun (GTIM), a joint venture between Sonatrach (Algiers) Total and Cepsa (Madrid) covering the Timimoun field development...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Samsung-Engineering-awarded-gas-development-contract-in-Algeria_58850.html
February 13, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) and Allana Potash (Toronto) say that they have entered into a strategic alliance, under which ICL will invest about $23 million in shares of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/ICL-acquires-stake-in-Allana-Potash-to-develop-project-in-Ethiopia_58790.html
February 12, 2014
Air Liquide has completed the commercial start-up of eight large-scale production units around the world, mainly in emerging markets, the company confirmed today. All of the recently...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Air-Liquide-completes-start-up-of-eight-large-scale-production-units_58776.html
February 12, 2014
Amseco Exploration (Montreal) announced on Tuesday that it entered into two agreements on 10 February 2014 covering the acquisition of all rights, titles, and interests held by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Amseco-Exploration-in-reverse-takeover-of-Congo-potash-property_58764.html
February 11, 2014
Clariant says that it has signed an agreement to divest its water treatment business in Africa to AECI (Johannesburg), for 34 million Swiss francs ($37.9 million) in cash, at closing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/AECI-to-acquire-Clariants-water-treatment-business-in-Africa_58720.html
January 31, 2014
Dhunseri Petrochem & Tea (Kolkata, India), a major producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resin in India, is in the process of commissioning a PET plant in Egypt...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Dhunseri-Petrochem-commissions-PET-plant-in-Egypt_58461.html
January 30, 2014
The Egyptian government is mulling the creation of a petrochemical complex in the Merghem region of Alexandria, according to Egyptian news sources. Mounir Fakhri Abdel-Nour, minister...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Reports-Egypt-mulls-petrochemical-complex-near-Alexandria_58419.html
January 16, 2014
Sasol today commissioned its new ethylene purification facility at Sasolburg. The company’s CEO, David Constable; and the South African minister of trade and industry, Rob...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasols-new-ethylene-splitter-will-lead-to-PE-capacity-hike_57946.html
January 15, 2014
The board of Yara International (Oslo) has informed the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim) that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/libya/Norway-fines-Yara-for-corrupt-payments-related-to-Libya-India-expansions_57970.html
January 9, 2014
Specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) and SO.F.TER. (Forlì, Italy) have announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/IMCD-and-SO-F-TER-sign-distribution-agreement-for-South-Africa_57821.html
December 23, 2013
Methanex says that it has completed the previously announced sale of a 10% stake in Egyptian Methanex Methanol Co. (EMethanex) to multilateral development bank Arab Petroleum...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Methanex-completes-sale-of-10-percent-stake-in-Egyptian-affiliate-to-Apicorp_57626.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/regions/africa/Great-Quest-signs-MOU-to-develop-potash-production-business-in-Botswana_57536.html
December 18, 2013
SK Engineering & Construction on Tuesday signed a $3.6 -on contract in Seoul to build a previously announced petrochemical complex at Ain Sokhna, Egypt. The project is being set up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/SK-signs-contract-to-build-petchems-complex-in-Egypt_57477.html
December 12, 2013
Arkema plans to sell its two South African coatings businesses, Arkema Resins and Harveys Composites, to Ferro Industrial Products (Brakpan, South Africa). “Through this divestment, Arkema will dispose of non-strategic activities -- such as resins for composite materials -- which represent few synergies with the remainder of its coating activities,” the company says in a statement....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Arkema-to-divest-South-Africa-coatings-businesses_57328.html
December 6, 2013
Sonatrach (Oran, Algeria), an Algerian-government owned hydrocarbon and oil company, announced today that it is nearing completion of its new para-xylene (p-xylene) crystallization...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Algerian-oil-company-builds-p-xylene-plant_57185.html
November 28, 2013
BASF and other chemical industry companies have partnered with the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA; Brussels), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/BASF-partners-with-ICCA-and-UNEP-in-project-to-improve-chemical-transportation-in-Africa_56994.html
November 24, 2013
Engineers India Ltd (EIL; New Delhi) said today that it has won a project management consultancy and engineering, procurement and construction management contract from Dangote Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Dangote-awards-contracts-for-petchems-and-fertilizer-projects-in-Nigeria_56931.html
November 19, 2013
(includes more details of the agreement and the petrochemical complex's capacity) General Electric (GE) and Carbon  Holdings (Cairo) have signed a $500-million agreement, under...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/GE-to-provide-technologies-financing-for-world-scale-naphtha-cracker-project-in-Egypt-update_56757.html
November 15, 2013
A. Schulman says it has appointed Pojhan Vahabi as general manager/Turkey, Mideast, and Africa, reflecting the company's growth in that region. Additionally, Sandor Konya has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/A-Schulman-appoints-general-manager-for-Turkey-Mideast-and-Africa_56718.html
November 12, 2013
KBR has been awarded a contract by Société des Fertilisants d’Algérie (Fertial; Annaba, Algeria) to conduct a study that will improve safety, reliability...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/KBR-awarded-contract-to-revamp-two-ammonia-plants-in-Algeria_56633.html
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