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

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...

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...

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....

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...

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....

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....

Egypt and Kuwait partner on $6.8bn petrochemical and fertiliser projects
Monday, February 16, 2015 Egyptian and Kuwaiti companies have signed preliminary deals to set up petrochemical and phosphate fertiliser projects worth around...

Saudi Kayan to boost ethylene production capacity
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Saudi Kayan has signed a deal with the Saudi Arabian Government for extra allocation of ethane gas to boost its ethylene production at the Jubail petrochemical...

Taqa and Halliburton Multi-Chem form JV to build specialty chemical plant in Saudi Arabia
Monday, February 02, 2015 Saudi Arabia-based Industrialisation & Energy Services (Taqa) and Halliburton Multi-Chem have agreed to form a joint venture to build a specialty chemical plant in Saudi Arabia....

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