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October 4, 2012
Oman Oil Co. (Muscat), a government owned firm, has announced plans to invest $800 million to set up a petrochemical complex at Sohar. The facilities will be designed to produce 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Oman-Oil-studying-large-PTA-and-PET-project-at-the-port-of-Sohar_46700.html
October 3, 2012
Jordan Phosphate Mines Co. (JPMC; Amman) has invited submissions of interest for a contract to operate and maintain the company's new phosphate rock export terminal in the port of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/JPMC-invites-bids-for-contract-to-operate-Aqaba-phosphate-terminal_46658.html
October 2, 2012
The US Export-Import Bank (Washington) has approved a direct loan worth $5 billion towards Sadara Chemical Co.’s $20 billion petrochemical complex now under construction at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Export-Import-Bank-approves-$5-billion-loan-its-biggest-ever-to-Sadara_46636.html
October 1, 2012
Titanium dioxide producer Cristal Global, as of today, has adopted the Cristal name for all its subsidiaries, including for Millennium Inorganic Chemicals, Bemax Resources, and Cristal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Cristal-Global-changes-all-subsidiary-names-to-Cristal_46599.html
October 1, 2012
Saudi Polymers has announced the commercial startup of its petrochemical complex at Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Polymers is owned 65% by National Petrochemical Company (Petrochem...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Polymers-enters-commercial-production-Kayan-begins-trial-runs-at-LDPE-plant_46596.html
September 28, 2012
Ziad bin Sami Al Labban, former CEO of Petro Rabigh, has been named CEO of Sadara, the petrochemical joint venture between Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco under construction in Jubail...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/saudi_arabia/Al-Labban-Named-CEO-of-Sadara_46570.html
September 26, 2012
JGC Gulf International, a wholly owned subsidiary of JGC, has been awarded a contract for an aromatics complex planned by Sadara Chemical (Sadara), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sadara-Awards-Aromatics-Contract-to-JGC-Gulf_46517.html
September 24, 2012
Momentive Specialty Chemicals says it is increasing its prices for base epoxy resin products, effective October 1. Liquid epoxy resins (LER) and solid epoxy resins (SER) in the EMEA...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Momentive-Increases-Resin-Prices_46459.html
September 17, 2012
Dow Chemical and the Saline Water Conversion Corp. (SWCC; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) have signed a commercial agreement for research collaboration to test the suitability of desalination...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/saudi_arabia/Dow-Saudi-Saline-Water-Conversion-Sign-Research-Agreement_46303.html
September 17, 2012
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) says it calls on all stakeholders to take action to strengthen the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICCA-Calls-for-Stronger-Global-Cooperation-on-Chemicals-Management_46299.html
September 12, 2012
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company (Petro Rabigh; Rabigh, Saudi Arabia) has appointed Abdullah bin Saleh Al Suwailem as new president and CEO, effective September 9, 2012. Petro...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-Appoints-New-President-and-CEO_46128.html
September 10, 2012
Octal (Masqat, Oman), a global leader in the packaging industry, has tripled its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resin capacity at the Ṣalālah, Oman, complex. Total capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Octal-Completes-Major-PET-Expansion-PTA-Unit-Planned_46129.html
September 7, 2012
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has issued a report saying more progress is needed on its Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) if parties...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/UN-Industry-Focus-on-SAICM-Before-Intl-Meeting_46112.html
September 6, 2012
Toray Industries has received two separate orders to supply reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for seawater desalination plants at Al Zawra in Ajman and at Ghalilah in Ra’s Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Toray-Industries-to-Supply-Membranes-for-Desalination-Plants-in-the-UAE_46103.html
September 5, 2012
Foster Wheeler announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Shell Global Solutions International to develop the basic engineering package for a previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Foster-Wheeler-Awarded-Contract-for-MEG-Plant-Planned-by-Shell-QP-in-Qatar_46052.html
August 30, 2012
Israel Petrochemical Enterprises (Tel Aviv) has approved the sale of a 45% stake in its Avgol (Tel Aviv) subsidiary to private equity firm Ethemba Capital (London) for $106.8 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Israel-Petrochemical-Enterprises-Sells-Avgol-Subsidiary-to-Private-Equity-Firm_45966.html
August 29, 2012
Equate says the re-start of its ethylene glycol (EG) plant, which was shut down for repairs on August 2, 2012, following a fire in July, will be delayed by approximately two months...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Equate-Delays-Restart-of-Ethylene-Glycol-Plant_45879.html
August 17, 2012
Fertilizer and specialty chemicals company Israel Chemicals (ICL; Tel Aviv) says its board of directors has appointed former Lonza CEO Stefan Borgas to be ICL’s new president and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICL-Appoints-Stefan-Borgas-President-and-CEO_45710.html
August 15, 2012
ICL (Tel Aviv), a leading fertilizers and specialty chemicals producer, today reported a 4% decline in second-quarter net income, to $407.3 million—but near-record sales of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICL-Reports-Lower-Net-Income-Record-Potash-Phosphate-Sales-Lift-Revenues_45631.html
August 14, 2012
National Chemical Carriers (NCC; Riyadh), owned 80% by the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), will today sign time charter agreements for three chemical tankers with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Companies-Sign-Petrochemical-Shipping-Agreements_45599.html
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