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

Indian firms look for Iranian partners for $1.1bn urea plant
Monday, June 23, 2014 India-based Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF) and Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals (GNFC) are looking for an Iranian partner to build a Rs70bn ($1.16bn) urea plant...

Dangote Oil Refining awards contract to Engineers India for Nigerian petrochemical project
Friday, June 20, 2014 Dangote Oil Refining Company of Nigeria has awarded a $139m contract to Engineers India (EIL) for a petrochemical project near Lagos,...

China plans to finance methanol projects in Iran
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 China is planning to fund seven methanol projects currently underway in Iran, according to National Petrochemical (NPC) deputy head Mohammad Hassan...

Saif Al Khaili Group to build chemical plant in Abu Dhabi
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 UAE-based conglomerate Saif Al Khaili Group has signed a deal with Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) to build two manufacturing facilities in Abu Dhabi with an initial investment of...

Sipchem and Sahara Petrochemical put $5.7bn merger plan on hold
Monday, June 09, 2014 Saudi International Petrochemical (Sipchem) and Sahara Petrochemical have shelved their plans to merge operations, which would have created a chemical company with $5.7bn market...

South Africa imposes penalty on Sasol for over-pricing polymers
Friday, June 06, 2014 The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has imposed a penalty of ZAR534m ($49.8m) on Sasol Chemical Industries (SCI), a subsidiary of Sasol, for charging excessive prices on purified propylene...

Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilisers drops $1bn investment in Ghana
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 India-based Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilisers (RCF) has reportedly dropped its plans to build a $1bn fertiliser facility at Shama district in western...

Brass Fertilizer and Haldor Topsøe consortium to build $3.5bn fertiliser complex in Nigeria
Monday, June 02, 2014 A Danish consortium led by Brass Fertilizer and Haldor Topsøe has agreed to design and construct a $3.5bn urea, methanol and gas processing complex on Brass Island, Bayelsa, Nigeria....

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