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ALGERIA

Samsung Engineering awarded gas development contract in Algeria
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 project worth $800 million, the company announced today. The signing...

Algerian oil company builds p-xylene plant
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 plant at its refinery and petrochemical site at Skikda, Algeria. Start-up is...

KBR awarded contract to revamp two ammonia plants in Algeria
KBR has been awarded a contract by Société des Fertilisants d’Algérie (Fertial; Annaba, Algeria) to conduct a study that will improve safety, reliability, and energy efficiency of two Algerian ammonia plants. The study will also...

OCP buys Bunge out of phosphate jv in Morocco
Office Cherifien Des Phosphates (OCP; Casablanca) and Bunge (White Plains, NY) say they have reached an agreement for OCP to acquire Bunge’s 50% ownership interest in the companies' phosphate and phosphate fertilizer joint venture in Morocco. The jv...

Sonatrach-OCI JV starts production at ammonia-urea complex in Algeria
Sorfert Algérie, a fertilizer joint venture between Sonatrach (Algiers) and OCI (Cairo) has commenced commercial production at Arzew, Algeria, OCI announced. The jv's complex has capacity to produce 800,000 m.t./year of merchant ammonia and 1.2 million...

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SOUTH AFRICA

DuPont opens regional technology center in South Africa
DuPont says that CEO Ellen Kullman has opened a newly expanded research facility at Delmas, South Africa, that will serve as the core of the company's regional technology center. The center is designed to help advance DuPont’s ongoing efforts to...

Foster Wheeler acquires South African engineering firm
Foster Wheeler announced today that it has entered into a an agreement with MDM Engineering Group (Johannesburg) to acquire all of the ordinary shares and options in issue of MDM Engineering in a cash transaction valued at approximately $109 million. The...

Sasol reports rise in first-half profits and sales
Sasol reports a 4.84% rise in profits for its fiscal first-half ended 31 December 2013 compared with the year-ago period, to 13.2 billion rand ($1.22 billion). First-half sales increased 23%, to R98.3 billion. Sasol’s chemicals segment reports a 26.3%...

AECI's annual profit up more than 60%
AECI (Johannesburg) achieved 954 million South African rand ($88.6 million) in profit for the whole of 2013, up about 62% on the rand589 million restated profit reported for 2012. Pretax profit for the year was rand1.27 billion, more than 41% higher than the...

South Africa invites tenders to study establishment of soda ash production
Industrial Development Corp. (IDC; Sandton, South Africa), a government owned finance institution set up to promote economic growth and industrial development, has issued a request for proposals to carry out a pre-feasibility study to establish a soda ash...

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LIBYA

Norway fines Yara for corrupt payments related to Libya, India expansions
The board of Yara International (Oslo) has informed the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim) that the company acknowledges guilt and accepts a corporate fine and confiscation...

DuPont, USAID work with Ethiopia to improve food security
The US Agency for International Development (USAID; Washington) has signed a memorandum of understanding with DuPont and Ethiopia to boost maize harvests through increased use of hybrid maize seed, improved seed distribution, and post-harvest storage. Maize...

Indorama Starts Up PET Plant in Nigeria
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says its Indorama PET Nigeria (Port Harcourt, Nigeria) subsidiary, on July 19, started up the previously announced 75,000-m.t./year solid state polymerization polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant at Port Harcourt. Plans for the...

Syngenta to Invest $500 Million in Africa
Syngenta says it plans to build a $1-billion business in Africa over the next 10 years and that the company will make cumulative investments of over $500 million in support of this undertaking. The planned investments will involve the recruitment and training...

BASF 'Concerned' About Situation in Libya
BASF is "concerned about Libya" and "hopes the situation will calm down soon," chairman Jürgen Hambrecht says. Wintershall, the energy subsidiary of BASF, halted oil and gas production at its fields in Libya earlier this week and is...

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EGYPT

Tecnimont signs agreement for offsites and utilities for Tahrir project in Egypt
Maire Tecnimont (Rome) today announced that, through some of its subsidiaries and in association with Archirodon Group,a leading construction contractor, it has signed an agreement with Carbon Holdings (Cairo) for the supply of utilities and offsites for the...

Dhunseri Petrochem commissions PET plant in Egypt
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, which will double the company’s overall tonnage. The company operates two...

Reports: Egypt mulls petrochemical complex near Alexandria
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 of trade and industry, announced that he has formed a committee to outline a...

Methanex completes sale of 10% stake in Egyptian affiliate to Apicorp
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 Investments Corp. (Apicorp; Ad Dammām, Saudi Arabia), for $110 million. Methanex...

SK signs contract to build petchems complex in Egypt
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 by Tahrir Petrochemical, promoted by Carbon Holdings (Cairo), a private...

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