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SAUDI ARABIA

Ma'aden restarts ammonia plant
Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) said today that it has restarted its ammonia plant at Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia. The plant, operated by Ma’aden Phosphate Co. (MPC), had to be taken off line for unscheduled repairs in the cooling facility...

Saudi Butanol to start up complex in third quarter
National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee) said today that Saudi Butanol Co., a three-way partnership between Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, Sadara, a jv among Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, and Saudi Acrylic Acid Co. (SAAC) is preparing to start trial runs on...

Chemanol readying to restart para-formaldehyde plant
Methanol Chemical Co. (Chemanol) said today that its para-formaldehyde plant, which suffered a fire in December, is being prepared for startup following repairs. Chemanol says that technical evaluation has been carried out and the facility is due to resume...

Sipchem preparing to start up PBT complex
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem), after announcing at the end of last year its plan to commission some of the process units within the polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) complex, operated by affiliate Sipchem Chemicals Co. at Al Jubail, said...

Saudi Kayan resumes production following maintenance and repairs
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, says it has completed the maintenance as well as repairs to its olefins plant at Al Jubail and on 26 March resumed operations at the complex. The company says that downstream plants, which depend on feedstock from the cracker...

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KUWAIT

GPCA appoints Adnoc's director of petrochemicals as new chairman
The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA; Dubai) today announced the appointment of Rashed Saud Al Shamsi as new chairman. Al Shamsi, vice chairman of GPCA since 2012, succeeds Mohamed Al Mady, who was recently appointed as the chairman of the...

Kuwait forecasts lower petchem revenues, studies for new projects to be completed end of year
Kuwait is anticipating its petrochemical revenues to drop 20% this year because of the slump in prices, but the country will not slow its investment projects, according to Asaad Al Saad, CEO of Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC). PIC is a partner...

GCC petrochemical industry moving toward innovative strategies, GPCA survey finds
Nearly 80% of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region’s major petrochemical and chemical producers have made innovation strategy a key business priority, indicating that the advancing, improving, and modernizing the sector are top priorities, a new...

CB&I awarded storage tank contract in Kuwait
CB&I today announced an award of a $60 million contract by JGSK JV, a joint venture between JGC Corp., GS E&C and SK E&C. The project scope includes the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction of 39 storage tanks and two spheres for...

Equate reports decline in profit, says 2015 and beyond will be challenging
Equate Petrochemical, (Kuwait City), a joint venture among Petrochemical Industries Co., Dow Chemical, Boubyan Petrochemical Co., and Qurain Petrochemical Industries, today announced a net profit of $1.04 billion for the fiscal year ending 31 December...

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U.A.E.

GPCA appoints Adnoc's director of petrochemicals as new chairman
The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA; Dubai) today announced the appointment of Rashed Saud Al Shamsi as new chairman. Al Shamsi, vice chairman of GPCA since 2012, succeeds Mohamed Al Mady, who was recently appointed as the chairman of the...

Sika opens mortar and concrete admixture plants in Dubai and on Réunion Island
Sika said today that it has opened a new mortar manufacturing facility in Dubai and a concrete admixture plant on Réunion Island, a French overseas region. Paul Schuler, Sika manager/Europe Mideast, and Africa (EMEA), says, “The new facilities...

GCC petrochemical industry moving toward innovative strategies, GPCA survey finds
Nearly 80% of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region’s major petrochemical and chemical producers have made innovation strategy a key business priority, indicating that the advancing, improving, and modernizing the sector are top priorities, a new...

OCI NV details plans to demerge fertilizers from construction operations
OCI N.V. (Amsterdam) announced today that it has formally commenced proceedings to demerge the company’s engineering and construction business from its fertilizer and chemicals operation. The demerger was announced by the board of directors on 6...

Dow and RSA-Talke sign contract for storage of Sadara petchems
Dow and RSA-Talke have signed a contract for the storage of petrochemical products that will be marketed by Dow from Sadara Chemical Co., a joint venture of Dow and Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia. The joint venture for chemical logistics RSA-Talke is...

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IRAN

India revives plans for ammonia-urea joint venture in Iran
India has revived plans to build an ammonia-urea complex in Iran.  Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, junior chemicals and fertilizers minister told Lok Sabha, India’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday that the plant will have a capacity of 1.3 million...

Iran builds mega methanol plant at Bandar Dayyer
Iran is making good progress with construction of what it says will be the world’s largest methanol plant. Mohammad Hassan Peyvandi, deputy head of the National Petrochemical Co. (Tehran) told Press TV that the Kaveh methanol plant in the Persian Gulf...

GPCA: Aramco CEO calls for switch to mixed-feed crackers as gas feedstocks run short
The 9th Gulf Petrochemical & Chemical Association (GPCA; Dubai) Forum kicked off today with record attendance, exceeding 2,000 for the first time. The event, whose theme is: “What’s next for the chemical industry,” is taking place amid...

Chinese investors financing Iranian petchem projects
Chinese investors have begun financing two petrochemical projects under construction in Iran. "The letters of credit for two petrochemical units each with a value of €350-400 million [$435.9-498.2 million] have been opened by Chinese...

Cipla to establish manufacturing unit in Iran
Drugs major Cipla (Mumbai) has signed an agreement with its Iranian distributor to establish a manufacturing facility in Iran. The company has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it has signed a definitive agreement to establish the facility. Its...

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QATAR

GPCA appoints Adnoc's director of petrochemicals as new chairman
The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA; Dubai) today announced the appointment of Rashed Saud Al Shamsi as new chairman. Al Shamsi, vice chairman of GPCA since 2012, succeeds Mohamed Al Mady, who was recently appointed as the chairman of the...

GCC petrochemical industry moving toward innovative strategies, GPCA survey finds
Nearly 80% of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region’s major petrochemical and chemical producers have made innovation strategy a key business priority, indicating that the advancing, improving, and modernizing the sector are top priorities, a new...

Shell's Pearl GTL plant in Qatar in 2-month turnaround
Shell's Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, in Qatar has entered a planned maintenance turnaround in February 2015. Pearl GTL comprises two identical GTL 'trains', with a total capacity of 140,000 bbls/day of GTL products plus 120,000 bbls/day of natural gas...

Qafac opens CO2 recovery unit, hikes methanol output
Industries Qatar, a shareholder in Qatar Fuels Additives (Qafac), has announced the official startup of a 145.5 million Qatari riyals ($40.0 million) carbon dioxide recovery facility. The plant, which commenced operations in the third quarter of 2014, is the...

Qatar outlines planned outages for most petchem and fertilizer plants in first quarter
Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding and Industries Qatar, which hold shares in most of Qatar’s petrochemical and fertilizer companies, have announced their respective planned shutdown timetable for their production facilities in the first quarter of 2015...

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OMAN

GPCA appoints Adnoc's director of petrochemicals as new chairman
The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA; Dubai) today announced the appointment of Rashed Saud Al Shamsi as new chairman. Al Shamsi, vice chairman of GPCA since 2012, succeeds Mohamed Al Mady, who was recently appointed as the chairman of the...

GCC petrochemical industry moving toward innovative strategies, GPCA survey finds
Nearly 80% of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region’s major petrochemical and chemical producers have made innovation strategy a key business priority, indicating that the advancing, improving, and modernizing the sector are top priorities, a new...

Orpic completes prequalification of E&C firms for Liwa project
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) said today that it has finalized the prequalification process for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) work packages for the previously announced Liwa plastics complex. The...

Report: Orpic starts 29-day turnaround at Sohar refinery
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) began a planned 29-day maintenance turnaround at the company's Sohar, Oman, refinery late yesterday, according to a report from Reuters quoting the company's CEO. The turnaround is not expected...

AMEC Foster Wheeler awarded oil storage terminal contract in Oman
AMEC Foster Wheeler (AFW) has been awarded a contract by the Oman Tank Terminal Co. for the front-end engineering design of the Ras Markaz crude oil park project in Oman. Located 70 kilometers south of the Port of Duqm on the Wusta coast, the Ras Markaz...

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