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ALGERIA

OCI will retain large portion of business post CF transaction
OCI NV has provided further details about the businesses it will not transfer to the new CF, in the merger transaction, which will create the world’s largest nitrogen player. OCI NV will continue to be headquartered in Amsterdam and trade on Euronext...

OCI reports lower sales and production volumes due to plant upgrades, gas shortages
OCI (Amsterdam), a global producer of fertilizers and methanol, in its trading update on Wednesday said that first quarter 2015 revenue was lower than in the same period last year, mainly due to a decrease in product volumes sold. However, consolidated...

Updated economic assessment filed for fertilizer project in Mali
Great Quest Fertilizer Ltd (Vancouver) has filed an updated preliminary economic assessment of the company's Tilemsi phosphate project in Mali. The update includes a pilot plant phase of operation announced on 18 December 2014. The addition of the pilot phase...

Morocco's OCP posts third-quarter revenue up 13% on higher pricing, volume
Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP; Casablanca) reports 11.6 billion Moroccan dirhams ($1.30 billion) in revenue during the third quarter, up 13%  from DH10.2 billion one year earlier. Ebitda also increased, from DH3.44 billion in the third...

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...

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SOUTH AFRICA

African Potash signs third fertilizer supply deal
African Potash, the AIM-listed exploration company focused on sub-Saharan potash assets, on Thursday said that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with a Zimbabwean fertilizer supply company to supply the company with 150,000 m.t. of fertilizer...

Feasibility study on Eritrean potash project to be completed in fourth quarter
Danakali (West Perth, Australia) says it has completed its annual exploration licence extension for the Colluli potash project in Eritrea on behalf of the Colluli Mining Share Co. (CSMC). CMSC is a 50-50 joint venture between the Eritrean National Mining Co...

African Potash signs second fertilizer supply deal
African Potash, the AIM listed exploration company focused on sub-Saharan potash assets, on Tuesday announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with a Malawian fertilizer supply company to supply it in excess of 50,000 m.t. of...

African Potash signs landmark trading agreement with Comesa
African Potash (London), the AIM-listed exploration company focused on sub-Saharan potash assets, has entered into a trading agreement with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) and the Mask Africa Crowd Farm Fund, which will lead to a...

Evonik expands global R&D for cosmetics, personal care
Evonik Industries is globalizing its R&D activities for the global cosmetics industry, and at the same time using local R&D to strengthen its position in important growth markets. The company recently opened innovation centers in Midrand (South...

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LIBYA

Yara writes down Lifeco investment in Libya
Yara International (Oslo) said today that, because of the worsening security outlook in Libya, the operating ability of its Lifeco joint venture plants are highly likely to keep deteriorating in 2015. Yara says that, given an already challenging...

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...

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EGYPT

Ferro to acquire Egypt tile coatings manufacturer
Ferro says that it has agreed with the shareholders of tile coatings manufacturer Al Salomi for Frit and Glazes (Cairo) to acquire Al Salomi on a cash-free and debt-free basis for about $39 million in cash. Al Salomi is one of the leading manufacturers of...

UOP to upgrade refinery in Egypt
UOP, a Honeywell company announced on Tuesday that Egypt's Alexandria National Refining & Petrochemicals Co. (ANRPC) will use UOP technology and equipment as part of a $300-million, multi-year project to expand an existing gasoline production facility to...

OCI will retain large portion of business post CF transaction
OCI NV has provided further details about the businesses it will not transfer to the new CF, in the merger transaction, which will create the world’s largest nitrogen player. OCI NV will continue to be headquartered in Amsterdam and trade on Euronext...

Technip signs agreements to modernize oil refineries in Egypt
Technip's Italy arm and the export credit insurance group SACE (Rome) have finalized a previously announced agreement with Middle East Oil Refinery (Midor) to modernize and expand the Midor refinery near Alexandria, Egypt, in the frame of the long-standing...

Egypt awards contract to CB&I for large ethylbenzene-styrene plant
CB&I on Thursday announced Carbon Holdings awarding it a contract for the license and basic engineering design of an ethylbenzene and styrene plant to be built at Ain Sokhna, Egypt. The units will be a part of the previously announced Tahrir...

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