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October 21, 2013
Petro Rabigh (Rabigh, Saudi Arabia) says that on 16 October there was a leak in water pipes connecting with the Rabigh-based ethane cracker, which has led to the suspension of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-suspends-cracker-operation-following-water-leak_56050.html
October 21, 2013
Saudi Arabia Fertilizer Co. (Safco, Al Jubail), citing lower fertilizer prices, today reported a major drop in profits. Net profit in the third quarter was down 36%, to 734 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Safco-reports-decline-in-profits-on-lower-fertilizer-sales_56062.html
October 18, 2013
Ilam Petrochemical Co. (Ilam, Iran), majority owned by Petrochemical Commercial Co. (PCC; Tehran), is expected to be commissioned in December raising significantly the polyethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Irans-Ilam-complex-to-start-up-Moghaddam-takes-over-from-Bayat_56034.html
October 18, 2013
Equate (Safat, Kuwait), a joint venture among Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC), Dow Chemical, Boubyan Petrochemical, and Qurain Petrochemical Industries, has completed a feasibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Equate-presents-expansion-plans-to-board-Olefins-III-project-makes-progress_56026.html
October 17, 2013
Dow Chemical today outlined a strategy for its performance plastics business and gave an update on the company’s major projects in Saudi Arabia and on the US Gulf Coast. Speaking...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/K-2013-Dow-outlines-plastics-strategy-gives-update-on-investments_56001.html
October 15, 2013
Evonik Industries says that the Saudi Acrylic Polymer Co. (Sapco), its joint venture with the Saudi Acrylic Acid Co., has completed the construction of its superabsorbent polymer plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Evoniks-superabsorbent-polymers-plant-completed-in-Saudi-Arabia_55945.html
October 15, 2013
Plant genomics company Evogene (ReḼovot, Israel) and DuPont Pioneer, the seed business of DuPont, have extended and expanded their multiyear research collaboration for developing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/DuPont-Pioneer-and-Evogene-expand-collaboration-for-soybean-rust-resistance_55944.html
October 14, 2013
Nama Chemicals (Al Jubail) says it has begun trial runs at its expanded epoxy resins manufacturing facility at Al Jubail. The project doubled Nama’s epoxy resins capacity to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Nama-Chemicals-begins-trial-runs-at-expanded-epoxy-resins-plant_55911.html
October 11, 2013
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Petach Tikva, Israel), the world’s leading generic drugs maker, has announced plans to restructure its business, including a reduction of some...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Teva-to-restructure-operations-cut-5000-jobs-worldwide_55880.html
October 10, 2013
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate; Sahara Petrochemical Co.; and Advanced Petrochemical today reported much better third-quarter results. Kayan reported net profit of 43.27 million Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-petchem-firms-report-improved-third-quarter-results-Kayan-swings-to-profit_55811.html
October 10, 2013
Private equity firm Advent International (Boston) will sell Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany), to Oman Oil Co. (OOC; Muscat), which is owned by the government of Oman. Financial details were...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/oman/Oman-Oil-to-acquire-Oxea_55807.html
October 10, 2013
Warren Wilder, executive director of the chemicals business of Saudi Aramco, has been named to the board of directors of Sadara Chemical Co., effective 1 October 2013. Sadara is a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Warren-Wilder-joins-Sadara-board-of-directors_55804.html
October 8, 2013
Sabic is implementing a major reshuffle of executive v.p.'s, including some promotions. The move follows the retirement of Abdullah Bazid, executive v.p./corporate strategy and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-shuffles-executive-v-p-roles_55746.html
October 8, 2013
Foster Wheeler announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC; Kuwait City) for a prefeasibility study and a market report for a proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-prefeasibility-study-for-aromatics-plant-in-Kuwait_55740.html
October 8, 2013
Fertilizer capacity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, which include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, will rise by 47% in the next...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/GCC-fertilizer-capacity-to-rise-by-close-to-50-percent-in-next-five-years_55738.html
October 8, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical (The Woodlands, TX) on 8 October said it will be making several changes in management as of 1 December to accommodate the retirement of Rick Roberts, senior v.p./manufacturing. Dan Coombs, currently senior v.p./specialties, aromatics, and styrenics, will become senior v.p./manufacturing. Ron Corn, v.p./corporate planning and development, will become senior v.p./specialties, aromatics, and styrenics. Jim Telljohann, currently manager/global business development, will become v.p./corporate planning and development....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Chevron-Phillips-Chemical-announces-management-changes_55744.html
October 6, 2013
Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Advanced; Dammam, Saudi Arabia) has appointed a new board of directors. Khalifa bin Adbullatif Al Melhem has been appointed chairman of the board. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Advanced-Petrochemical-appoints-new-board-of-directors_55700.html
October 1, 2013
Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco’s joint-venture megaproject, Sadara Chemical, is on budget and on schedule, with 90% of the engineering, 70% of the procurement, and 20-25% of the construction complete, says William Weideman, CFO of Dow Chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sadara-megaproject-on-schedule-for-2015-says-Dow_55464.html
September 30, 2013
Arkema, the world’s second-largest producer of organic peroxides; and Saudi investment company Watan Industrial Investment have signed an agreement for the construction of an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Arkema-and-Watan-Industrial-Investment-form-organic-peroxides-JV-in-Saudi-Arabia_55505.html
September 27, 2013
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar) has announced that it has commenced operations at its International Polymers Co. (IPC) affiliate. Operations began on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-begins-commissioning-of-EVA-LDPE-complex_55475.html
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