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Wison Engineering begins construction on EPC project in UAE
22 June, 2016
China-based Wison Engineering has started construction on its first engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project west of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)....
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Clariant JV begins construction of masterbatch production unit in Saudi Arabia Monday, February 15, 2016 Clariant Masterbatches Saudi Arabia, a joint venture (JV) between Clariant and Rowad National Plastic Company, has started construction of a new masterbatch production unit in Yanbu, Saudi...

Lanxess and Saudi Aramco to start rubber joint venture in April Friday, February 12, 2016 Germany-based specialty chemicals company Lanxess and Saudi Arabia's Saudi Aramco are planning to launch their new joint venture for synthetic rubber, Arlanxeo, in April this...

Sipchem acquires Ikarus’s shares in Acetyl Complex in Saudi Arabia Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) has completed the acquisition of Ikarus Petroleum Industries Company's (Kuwaiti Company) equity interests in the Saudi Arabia-based...

Topsoe secures new methanol project in Iran Friday, February 05, 2016 Denmark-based technology, catalyst and services supplier Haldor Topsoe (Topsoe) has secured a contract from Badr-e-Shargh Petrochemical Complex to provide licenses, engineering,...

Polysys Additive Technologies opens OPS plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE Monday, January 25, 2016 Songwon Industrial's joint-venture, Polysys Additive Technologies Middle East (PAT ME) has started a one-pack systems (OPS) plant in Abu...

Second phase of Karoon Petrochemical Plant in Iran completed Thursday, January 21, 2016 Construction of the second phase of the Karoon Petrochemical Plant in Iran has been...

Emerson to automate Carbon Holdings’ Tahrir petrochemicals project in Egypt Thursday, January 14, 2016 Emerson Process Management, a unit of US-based company Emerson, will provide automation solutions to Egypt-based petrochemical firm Carbon Holdings' Tahrir Petrochemicals Project to be built...

Banking sanctions on Iranian petrochemical export lifted Monday, January 04, 2016 The banking sanctions on Iranian petrochemical export have been lifted after receipt of money for the product exports from a Spanish...

Samsung Engineering secures $550m refinery plant contract in Mexico Monday, December 21, 2015 South Korea-based company Samsung Group’s plant engineering unit Samsung Engineering has been awarded a $550m contract to provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning...

Orpic awards $895m contract to Maire Tecnimont for Liwa plastic complex in Oman Monday, December 21, 2015 Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) has awarded an EPC contract to Tecnimont, a subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont Group for a polyethylene plant and a polypropylene plant to...

Brenntag acquires South African specialty chemicals group Plastichem Monday, December 14, 2015 Brenntag, the chemical distribution company, has entered into a deal to buy South Africa-based specialty chemicals distributor Plastichem. The acquisition will help Brenntag to expand its...

Sadara starts operation at first polyethylene plant in Middle East Thursday, December 10, 2015 Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a joint-venture between Dow Chemical and Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), has started operation at its first polyethylene (PE) production plant in...

ICL and Leviev form joint-venture to set up Namibian phosphate operation Wednesday, December 09, 2015 ICL, a specialty mineral product maker, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Leviev Group's Namibian subsidiary LLNP to undertake a feasibility study for setting up a...

Yara signs agreement to buy Greenbelt Fertilizers for $51m Monday, December 07, 2015 Yara International has signed an agreement to buy fertiliser distributor Greenbelt Fertilizers for...

Baalbaki Chemical opens polyesters and pre-polymers plant in UAE Friday, November 27, 2015 Baalbaki Chemical Industries (BCI) has opened a new polyesters and pre-polymers manufacturing plant in the Hamriyah Free Zone,...

BASF opens concrete admixture plant in Lagos, Nigeria Monday, October 19, 2015 German chemical group BASF has opened a new production plant for concrete admixtures in Lagos, Nigeria....

Lanxess partners with Saudi Aramco for €2.75 synthetic rubber venture Wednesday, September 23, 2015 German chemical group Lanxess has partnered with Saudi Aramco to create a €2.75bn synthetic rubber...

Montero to acquire 75% stake in Greenflash phosphate project in South Africa Friday, September 11, 2015 Montero Mining and Exploration has signed an agreement to buy a 75% stake in Greenflash 251's offshore phosphate project in South Africa....

Nigeria and Angola paints and coatings market to reach $1.13bn in 2019, says F&S Thursday, September 10, 2015 The offshore oil and gas (O&G) paints and coatings market in Nigeria and Angola is estimated to reach $1.13bn in 2019, according to a new report by Frost & Sullivan...

Elenilto to build $1.4bn phosphate mining and fertilisers plant in Togo Wednesday, September 09, 2015 Israeli billionaire Jacob Engel-backed Elenilto has secured a contract with the government of Togo, West Africa, to develop a $1.4bn phosphate mining and fertilisers plant project near...

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