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ALGERIA

KBR awarded contract to revamp two ammonia plants in Algeria
KBR said today that it has been awarded a contract by the Algerian fertilizer producer Fertial to provide licensing and engineering design services to revamp Fertial’s ammonia plants located at Annaba and Arzew, Algeria. KBR will supply its proprietary...

Reports: Sonatrach and Spanish conglomerate sign agreements related to fertilizer JV's
Sonatrach (Algiers) and the Villar Mir (Madrid) conglomerate signed two agreements related to their fertilizer activities in Algeria, local media sources report. The first agreement revises several undisclosed aspects of the Fertial (Annaba, Algeria) 66-34...

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...

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SOUTH AFRICA

Sasol chemical profits up on strong olefins and surfactants, improved polymers
Operating profits for Sasol’s chemical cluster increased 178% during the fiscal year ending June 2014, the company says, to a total of rand 8.41 billion ($770 million). Transfers unrelated to sales accounted for half of the gain, but strong performance in the olefins & surfactants (O&S) and solvents businesses plus improvements in polymers contributed the remainder. Total chemical revenues increased 17% to rand 111.7 billion....

Jinko Solar opens photovoltaic panels plant in South Africa
New York Stock Exchange–listed Jinko Solar (Shanghai), the fourth-largest solar photovoltaic manufacturer in the world, on Tuesday opened a solar photovoltaic module manufacturing plant at Cape Town, the company’s first outside China...

Total sells South African coal mining assets
Total announced today that it has signed an agreement with Exxaro Resources (Pretoria) to sell its 100% stake in Total Coal South Africa (TCSA), its coal-producing affiliate in South Africa, for $472 million. The sale is subject South African authorities'...

AECI aquires Clariant’s water treatment business in Africa
Clariant says it completed the previously announced sale of its water treatment business in Africa to AECI (Johannesburg) on 30 June. AECI acquired the business for 34 million Swiss francs ($38.3 million) in cash at closing. Plans for the deal were first...

South Africa penalizes Sasol $50 million for overcharging for propylene, PP
The Competition Tribunal of South Africa today imposed a combined 534-million South African rand ($49.9 million) penalty for excessive pricing of propylene and polypropylene (PP) from January 2004 to December 2007. The tribunal has found Sasol Chemical...

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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

Report: Echem studying $1.5-billion propylene project in Egypt
Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Co. (Echem) says feasibility studies for a $1.5-billion propylene project at Alexandria, Egypt, and three other chemical projects, will be completed by 2015, according to a report in Daily News Egypt....

Methanex temporarily idles plant in Egypt because of gas shortage
Methanex says that the methanol production plant of its joint venture Egyptian Methanex Methanol (EMethanex) has been idled temporarily because of constrained gas availability. Methanex operates and holds the majority share, 50%, of EMethanex. The EMethanex...

Drake & Scull joins EPCC consortium for Egypt's Tahrir Petrochemical project
Drake & Scull International (D&S; Dubai) has signed an agreement with Carbon Holdings (Cairo) for the Tahrir Petrochemical Corp. (TPC) project under development at Ain Sokhna, Egypt, near the entrance to the Suez Canal, D&S announced. D&S's...

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...

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