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Borealis studies melamine JV in Algeria

November 30, 2016 | Ian Young

Borealis says it has signed an agreement with Asmidal (Annaba, Algeria) to evaluate opportunities to develop jointly a melamine production project in Algeria. A feasibility study will be carried out in the coming months and a final investment decision is...

Sasol inaugurates propylene and PP expansion project in South Africa

November 22, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Sasol (Johannesburg) has completed its propylene expansion project at Secunda, South Africa as well as the debottlenecking of its existing two polypropropylene (PP) plants....

Morocco and Ethiopia link in large fertilizer project

November 21, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

OCP (Casablanca, Morocco), a producer of phosphate raw materials and fertilizers; and the Ethiopian Ministry of Public Enterprise have signed a $2.4-billion partnership for developing a fertilizer platform in Ethiopia. The first phase of the investment will...

EcoPhos forms dicalcium phosphate JV in Egypt

November 3, 2016 | Ian Young

Phosphate producer EcoPhos (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Egyptian company Evergrow to construct a 110,000-metric tons/year dicalcium phosphate (DCP) plant at Sadat City, Egypt. The plant will form part of a complex...

Fluor to build world's largest air separation unit at Sasol Secunda site

November 1, 2016 | Robert Westervelt

Fluor Corporation has been an awarded a contract by Sasol Ltd. for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of an oxygen train at Sasol’s synfuels operations at Secunda, South Africa....

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...

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