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A. Schulman and INITZ partner to commercialise PPS compounds
14 October, 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)...
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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...

IHS selected to study Gulf of Guinea’s $1.1bn methanol project in Nigeria
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Gulf of Guinea Methanol (GGML) has selected UK-based engineering and consulting firm IHS Global to carry out a feasibility study for its proposed $1.1bn methanol project Ogidigben Industrial...

Gulf fertiliser production up 4% in 2013, GPCA says
Monday, July 07, 2014 Fertiliser production in the Gulf region increased 4% to 42.7 million tonnes in 2013, compared with the previous year, according to the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association...

Qatar Fuel Additives selects Honeywell Process Solutions’ safety system for Qatar plant
Thursday, July 03, 2014 Qatar Fuel Additives (QAFAC) has selected Honeywell Process Solutions to provide a new control and safety system for its plant in Mesaieed Industrial City, south of Doha....

Ma’aden Wa’ad Al-Shamal Phosphate signs $5bn loan deal for Saudi Arabia project
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Ma'aden Wa'ad Al-Shamal Phosphate (MWSPC), a joint-venture (JV) of Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden), Mosaic and SABIC, has signed a deal for a loan of SAR18.9bn ($5bn) to finance its...

CTCI selected to build MMA monomer and PMMA plants in Saudi Arabia
Friday, June 27, 2014 Saudi Methacrylates, a 50/50 joint-venture (JV) of Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) and Mitsubishi Rayon (MRC), has awarded a SAR4.5bn ($1.2bn) contract to Taiwan's CTCI Corporation to build...

Methanex temporarily halts Egyptian operations due to gas shortage
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Egyptian Methanex Methanol (EMethanex), the Egyptian joint-venture (JV) operation of Methanex, has temporarily halted its operations due to insufficient gas...

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