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Dow Chemical to reduce stakes in Middle East joint ventures
13 November, 2014
Dow Chemical has announced it will reduce its stakes in the MEGlobal and Greater EQUATE joint ventures (JV) in...
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China starts providing funds for Iranian petrochemical projects
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Chinese investors have reportedly started providing funds for two petrochemical projects currently underway in...

Arabian Petrochemical selects KBR for services on butadiene plant, Saudi Arabia
Friday, November 07, 2014 Arabian Petrochemical (Petrokemya), has selected KBR to provide front-end engineering design services for a proposed expansion project at its butadiene extraction facility in Al Jubail, Saudi...

AkzoNobel commences operations at Dubai powder coatings facility
Thursday, November 06, 2014 Speciality chemicals producer AkzoNobel has commenced operations at its new powder coatings facility in...

TCI Sanmar Chemicals to expand Egyptian operations
Monday, November 03, 2014 TCI Sanmar Chemicals is planning to expand its operations in Egypt with an investment of...

Carbon Holdings and UAE in talks over Tahrir Petrochemical Complex
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Carbon Holdings is reportedly in talks with the UAE Government over a possible $400m investment in the Tahrir Petrochemical Complex in Ain Sokhna,...

A. Schulman and INITZ partner to commercialise PPS compounds
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Plastic compounds and resins supplier A. Schulman has partnered with South Korean polymer producer INITZ for the compounding and marketing of INITZ's ECOTRAN polyphenylene sulphide (PPS)...

Al Ghaith selects Nuberg to provide construction services for chlor alkali plant in Abu Dhabi
Monday, October 13, 2014 Abu Dhabi-based Al Ghaith Industries has selected Indian firm Nuberg Engineering to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for its planned chlor alkali facility in Abu...

Tasnee submits $480m bid to increase stake in TiO2 producer Cristal
Monday, September 29, 2014 Saudi Arabia-based National Industrialization (Tasnee) has made a SAR1.8bn ($480m) offer to acquire an additional 13% stake in titanium dioxide (TiO2) producer Cristal from Gulf...

Sirius Minerals and Tanzania Fertilizer to establish JV in Tanzania
Friday, September 26, 2014 Potash producer Sirius Minerals and Tanzania Fertilizer (TFC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create a joint venture (JV), which will blend and distribute...

Carbon Holdings increases investments to build Tahrir Petrochemical Complex
Friday, September 19, 2014 Carbon Holdings has reportedly boosted its investments to $7bn for the construction of Tahrir Petrochemical Complex in Ain Sokhna,...

Fertial selects KBR for services on ammonia plant expansions in Algeria
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Algerian fertiliser producer Fertial has selected KBR for the licensing and engineering design services to revamp its ammonia facilities in Annaba and Arzew in...

Albemarle and ICL partner to set up polymeric flame retardant joint venture
Monday, September 01, 2014 Albemarle and Israel Chemicals (ICL) have partnered to set up a joint venture (JV) to produce polymeric flame retardants in the Netherlands and...

BASF inaugurates construction chemicals plant in Kenya
Friday, August 29, 2014 BASF has inaugurated a concrete admixtures production facility in Nairobi, Kenya, the company’s first construction chemicals plant in Eastern...

Quantum Petrochemical breaks ground on $1.5bn Nigerian petrochemical plant
Friday, August 15, 2014 Quantum Petrochemical has broken ground on a $1.5bn petrochemical complex in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom,...

AMEC to complete FEED engineering phase for Allana Potash’s Ethiopian project
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Allana Potash has selected AMEC Americas (AMEC) to carry out front end engineering and design (FEED) works on its proposed MOP Danakhil Potash project in...

Oman’s ORPIC to deploy LyondellBasell’s Spheripol PP Technology
Friday, August 08, 2014 Chemical firm LyondellBasell has received a contract from Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries (ORPIC) to deploy its Spheripol polypropylene process technology for its 300,000tpa plant...

Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical to integrate $8.5bn project ownership to PetroRabigh
Monday, August 04, 2014 Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical have agreed to integrate their proposed SAR32bn ($8.5bn) project, Rabigh II, into their existing joint-venture (JV), Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical...

Sadara Chemical extends Rolta’s engineering system contract for Jubail chemical complex
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Sadara Chemical, a joint-venture (JV) between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, has extended a contract with Rolta for installation of an engineering information system at its chemical complex...

Orpic signs technology licensing contracts for $3.6bn petrochemical project in Oman
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries (Orpic) has signed five technology contracts worth $80m for its $3.6bn Liwa Plastic Project...

Fauji Fertilizer to build chemical plant in Africa
Friday, July 11, 2014 Pakistan-based Fauji Fertilizer has unveiled plans to build a chemical plant in Africa, the company’s first overseas...

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