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UOP to license process technology for Dangote’s petrochemical complex in Nigeria
14 May, 2015
Dangote Oil Refining has selected Honeywell's UOP, to license process technology and provide catalysts and equipment for its refinery and petrochemical plant in Lekki near Lagos, Nigeria....
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Jacobs to provide EPCM services for Sadara’s $20bn chemical complex in Saudi Arabia
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Sadara Chemical Company has awarded a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for its $20bn chemical complex in...

ICL to close flame-retardant producing line in Israel plant
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 ICL Industrial Products (ICL IP), an operating segment of Israel Chemical, is set to close its Israeli flame-retardant production facility....

Sipchem begins initial operations of polymer plant in Saudi Arabia
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Saudi International Petrochemical (Sipchem) has started initial operations at its SAR600m ($160m) polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) plant in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia....

Saudi Aramco selects Air Products to supply industrial gases for Jazan refinery in Saudi Arabia
Monday, April 20, 2015 Saudi Aramco has awarded a contract to Air Products to supply 75,000t of industrial gases a day for its refinery in Jazan, Saudi Arabia....

Saudi Butanol prepares to begin trial operations at butanol plant
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Saudi Butanol (SaBuCo) is preparing to start trial operations at butanol plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, in the third quarter of this year....

Sipchem to commission polymer and polyethylene plants in Saudi Arabia
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Saudi International Petrochemical (Sipchem) is preparing to commission ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia....

Amec Foster Wheeler to provide technical services for Orpic refineries and chemical plants
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries (Orpic) has awarded a contract to UK-based Amec Foster Wheeler to provide technical services at its Mina Al Fahal Refinery and Sohar Refinery,...

Israel Chemicals plans to build potassium nitrate production plant
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Israel Chemicals (ICL) is considering constructing a potassium nitrate production plant to meet increasing demand for soluble specialty fertilisers and food-grade phosphoric acid....

Toyota East Africa to begin work on fertiliser complex in Kenya
Monday, March 23, 2015 Toyota East Africa is preparing to start work on a fertiliser complex in Kenya as part of its recently secured $1.2bn contract....

Pasargad Energy to build $3bn petrochemical complex in Iran
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Pasargad Energy Development (PEDC) has secured a contract from the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) to build a petrochemical complex in Iran...

Petro Rabigh secures $5.2bn loan for petrochemical complex expansion
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical (Petro Rabigh) has secured a SAR19.4bn ($5.2bn) credit facilities to fund its Rabigh Phase II project, an expansion of the existing facility....

Petrochemical and chemical companies considering innovation in Gulf region, report says
Monday, March 09, 2015 The majority of petrochemical and chemical producers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region are considering implementing an innovation strategy, according to a study by the...

World’s largest methanol plant to be commissioned in Iran
Friday, February 27, 2015 The Iranian Government is reportedly constructing a largest-of-its-kind methanol plant in Bandar Deyr, Bushehr...

Air Liquide to supply oxygen to Sasol's South African fuels and chemicals complex
Thursday, February 26, 2015 Sasol has awarded a contract to Air Liquide to supply industrial gases for its synthetic fuels and chemicals complex in Secunda, South Africa....

Land allocated for IDEA soda ash and calcium chloride project in Saudi Arabia
Monday, February 23, 2015 The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) has approved allocation of one million square metres land for the planned IDEA Soda Ash and Calcium Chloride (ISACC) project at Yanbu...

Orpic prequalifies companies for Liwa Plastics Industries Complex EPC work
Monday, February 23, 2015 Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) has prequalified 19 companies or consortia to work on four different engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) packages for...

Sasol selects Honeywell to provide services for South African fuels and chemicals complex
Thursday, February 19, 2015 Sasol has awarded a contract to Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) to provide services and support for the control systems at its synthetic fuels and chemicals complex in Secunda, South...

Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical $20bn JV to start production this year
Thursday, February 19, 2015 Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and Dow Chemical are reportedly planning to begin production at their $20bn Sadara chemicals joint venture in Saudi Arabia this year....

Algerian and Qatari companies reportedly partner on chemical projects
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Algerian and Qatari companies are reportedly planning to collaborate on two chemical projects in Algeria....

Striking workers threaten to close Israel Chemicals' Dead Sea potash operations
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Striking workers at Israel Chemicals (ICL) have reportedly threatened to close he company's potash operations near the Dead Sea, protesting at plans to cut 140 jobs at its bromine division....

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