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Aluminium smelter

GE wins services deal on Abu Dhabi aluminium smelter turbines Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

US group awarded long-term contractual services agreement from Emirates Global Aluminium

Cement plant

Arkan opens Al-Ain cement plant Subscription Required

26 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Abu Dhabi company invests $354m to increase clinker capacity four-fold

Plant

Sabic evaluates acrylonitrile plant bids Subscription Required

26 November 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) is evaluating bids its planned acrylonitrile plant at Jubail in the Eastern Province of the kingdom

Italian tyremaker Pirelli

Pirelli set to invest $107m in Egypt Subscription Required

26 November 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Italian tyremaker to expand operations at Alexandria plant

Shipbuilding industry

Zakher Marine wins bank funding for shipbuilding Subscription Required

26 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Abu Dhabi-based company signs $420m deal

 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

The Middle East in 2030 Subscription Required

25 November 2014 | By Richard Thompson

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Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada

Falling oil price could hit GCC petrochemicals says Qatar energy minister Subscription Required

24 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Downstream economics are expected to be ‘re-examined and re-assessed’, says Qatar Energy & Industry Minister Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada

Mining

Savannah Resources invests in Oman copper Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Savannah to make $4.6m investment in Al-Thuraya

Atieh Abu Raqabah, Sabic

Sabic evaluates programmes to reach sustainability targets Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Robert Jones

More than 800 ideas considered to help meet reductions in emissions, water and materials waste

Sabic Home of Innovation

Sabic to open Home of Innovation

19 November 2014 | By Robert Jones

Development designed to showcase how firm’s products can be sustainable

Mining

Maaden launches $1.5bn rights issue Subscription Required

18 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Proceeds will support phosphate mining project

Kuwait plans public offerings for Dow Chemical shares

Kuwait plans public offerings for shares sold by Dow Subscription Required

17 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Announcement comes as US firm plans to reduce equity position in Kuwaiti joint ventures

Consumers prefer local products

Survey finds 80 per cent of UAE consumers prefer local products Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Lack of information and awareness about local products

Renault opens car plant in Algeria

Renault opens car plant in Algeria Subscription Required

12 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Oran plant will have capacity of 25,000 Renault symbol cars a year

KBR to design Petrokemya butadiene plant expansion

KBR to design Petrokemya butadiene plant expansion Subscription Required

11 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Project will debottleneck and expand capacity of petrochemicals facility at Jubail

Pylon

Dubai officially announces Dubal Holding Subscription Required

9 November 2014 | By Colin Foreman

New company will be an industrial and energy investment vehicle for the emirate

Paint

Akzo Nobel starts operations at Dubai paint facility Subscription Required

5 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Company targets annual growth of more than 10 per cent in the Middle East

GCC petrochemicals awards

Bids submitted for Abu Dhabi aromatics chemicals complex Subscription Required

4 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Tacaamol receives technical proposals on main package for Ruwais project

Carbon Holdings is in negotiations with the UAE government over a $400m investment in its giant Tahrir petrochemicals complex

Carbon Holdings negotiates $400m UAE investment Subscription Required

29 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Planned Tahrir petrochemicals project will involve almost $5bn in construction contracts

Oman fishing industry

Fishing sector to contribute $1.9bn to Oman’s GDP by 2020 Subscription Required

29 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Sultanate is currently developing one of the largest fishing port facilities in the Gulf

Comment

Oman plastics drive

Liwa Plastics a milestone for Oman diversification

30 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

Sohar megaproject receives first major industrial gas allocation for almost a decade

Oil-to-chemicals offers solution on an epic scale

Oil-to-chemicals offers solution on an epic scale

9 October 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

New petrochemicals venture could provide jobs and insulation from oil shocks for the whole region

Kuwait Olefins 3 integration adds uncertainty to New Refinery Project

Olefins 3 integration adds uncertainty to New Refinery Project

9 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Project merger sparks concerns about further delays

Riyadh reluctantly joins Isis air strikes

Riyadh reluctantly joins Isis air strikes

2 October 2014 | By James Gavin

Kingdom’s discomfort is clearly evident

Qatar gas

Al-Sejeel just a blip in Qatar's grand plan Subscription Required

25 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Doha has a reputation for spending money on projects it believes in

Fertiliser production facility

Fertiliser industry facing tough times Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Global overcapacity could mean lower margins for expanding GCC industry

Yanbu petrochemicals

The expansion challenge for Farabi Subscription Required

11 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Building a petrochemicals plant is always difficult, but Farabi faces doing so without state ownership

Ras Laffan, Qatar

Qatar’s return to spending Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Doha is keen to both strengthen its gas operations as well as diversify its hydrocarbons sector

Mining

Morocco’s chance to lead the pack Subscription Required

7 August 2014

With the right management from Rabat, Morocco can become a global phosphates superpower

Analysis

Nationals in petrochemicals workforce

GCC chemicals industry creating local jobs with varied success Subscription Required

14 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

Industry group says almost 150,000 people directly employed in regional chemicals sector

Illustration of Basil el-Baz

Basil el-Baz, chairman and CEO of Carbon Holdings Subscription Required

1 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Basil el-Baz believes Egypt can compete with the US and Saudi Arabia when it comes to world-class petrochemicals facilities

Selected GCC industrial EPC awards

GCC hits slump in non-oil industrial spending Subscription Required

1 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

Contract spending on industrial projects has dropped for four years with only $1.5bn awarded to date in 2014

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