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ICL terminates potash project in Ethiopia

October 7, 2016 | Deepti Ramesh

Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says its board of directors, in a meeting on 5 October, instructed the company’s management to take all necessary actions toward terminating ICL's potash investment project in Ethiopia. ICL, in 2015, completed the...

Givaudan inaugurates new plant in Madagascar

September 28, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Flavors and fragrances group Givaudan has opened a processing plant for clove leaf oil in Madagascar....

Nuberg Engineering awarded calcium chloride plant contract in Egypt

September 27, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Nuberg Engineering (Noida, India) has won a $20-million turnkey contract to build a calcium chloride plant for TCI Sanmar at Port Said, Egypt....

OCP reports drop in profit and revenues, phosphate markets head for recovery

September 25, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

OCP (Casablanca), a global leader in fertilizer and phosphate raw materials industry, has reported a 36% drop in second-quarter EBITDA to 3.02 billion Moroccan dirham ($312 million) on 13% lower revenues of 11.28 billion dirham....

Report: Solar photovoltaics set to boom in Africa

September 22, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Solar panels. Photo: Evonik Industries. Installed costs for power generated by utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Africa have decreased as much as 61% per cent since 2012, according to a report published by the International Renewable...

OCP licenses Shell sulfur technology

September 22, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

OCP (Casablanca) and Shell have signed an agreement covering the license of Shell Thiogro technology to OCP. The process will enable OCP to produce highly concentrated sulfur-enhanced fertilizers, helping end-users unlock greater crop yields and...

Oxea to increase 2-ethylhexanoic acid in EMEA by €100/m.t.

September 16, 2016 | Clay Boswell

Oxea says it will increase the price of 2-ethylhexanoic acid in Europe, the Mideast, and Africa, by €100/metric ton or $130/metric ton, effective 1 October. The company earlier this week announced increases for both 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) and 2-ethylhexanoic acid in North America, also effective 1 October....

Sasol's base chemical volumes decline on subdued demand, performance chemical volumes rise

September 12, 2016 | Ian Young

Sasol says sales volumes—adjusted for the effects of scheduled plant shutdowns—by the company's performance chemicals business increased 1.8% and sales volumes by its base chemicals business decreased 2.6% in the fiscal year ended 30 June 2016 ....

Oman wealth fund, SQM and Summit invest in Elemental Minerals' potash project

September 8, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Elemental Minerals (Perth, Australia), which plans to build a potash mine in the Republic of Congo, has signed strategic investment agreements with the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) of Oman, Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM), and the private equity investment group Summit, that will help it finance the development of the project....

Sika establishes two new subsidiaries in Africa

August 23, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Construction chemicals group Sika AG has announced the establishment of two new subsidiaries in Africa. The company has set up new national subsidiaries in Djibouti and Cameroon, taking the number of subsidiaries on the continent to 18 and increasing Sika's...

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