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Petrochemicals and plastics

Oman group to build sebacic acid plant

Oman group to build sebacic acid plant Subscription

13 May 2015

Chemical will be used in plastics and pharmaceuticals industries

The Sadara project will encourage further investment in the industrial development of Saudi Arabia's east coast

Sadara awards long-term contracting deal Subscription

13 May 2015

Complex starts commissioning process later this year

Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi is still very much an active and vital component of the kingdom’s energy sector, but it is likely the legendary executive will retire within the next 12 months

Creating a giant ministry Subscription

12 May 2015

A new ‘super ministry’ in Saudi Arabia would give the king’s sons a huge power base

Chinese coal-to-olefins production set to impact the Middle East

Chinese coal-to-olefins set to impact Middle East Subscription

12 May 2015

Total says new Chinese facilities could erode petrochemical prices

South Korean firms now have experience on some of the largest hydrocarbons projects that have ever been built

South Koreans will be back Subscription

12 May 2015

The Asian contractors will return when the region’s oil and gas projects market picks up

Kuwait seeks refinery optimisation amid low oil prices

Kuwait seeks refinery optimisation Subscription

11 May 2015

Petrochemical integration seen as a potential way to achieve better profitability

Total says Satorp phase 2 remains viable amid low oil prices

Total says Satorp phase 2 remains viable amid low oil prices Subscription

11 May 2015

Plans for mixed-feed cracker have been stuck at study phase since 2012

Petrochemicals plant

Oman invites bids for $3.6bn Liwa Plastics Subscription

7 May 2015

State-owned group prequalified 19 companies for the scheme’s four packages

Orpic breaks ground on major fuels pipeline

Orpic breaks ground on major fuels pipeline Subscription

7 May 2015

CEO Musab al-Mahruqi is taking company through transformative expansion phase

Kuwait Energy commissions Egypt gas plant

Gulf Fluor completes Abu Dhabi fluorine chemicals plant Subscription

7 May 2015

Plant is biggest in the Middle East and fourth largest of its type in the world

New complex to supply chemicals to Halliburton joint venture

Sadara signs offtake agreement Subscription

4 May 2015

New complex to supply chemicals to Halliburton joint venture

Refining and petrochemicals developments in the region are bearing the brunt of lower oil prices

Downstream projects most under threat Subscription

4 May 2015

Refining and petrochemicals developments in the region are bearing the brunt of lower oil prices

Design for Oman Liwa Plastics project complete

Design for Liwa Plastics project complete Subscription

4 May 2015

Front-end engineering and design for Oman petrochemicals project delivered within 12 months

Fertiliser industry

Start-up of Safco 5 delayed Subscription

4 May 2015

Plant will not begin commissioning until June while further testing and repairs are carried out

Oman hydrocarbons projects

Duqm petrochemicals project put on backburner Subscription

3 May 2015

Developer plans to complete refinery before focusing on petrochemical products

Methanex to restart its Damietta plant in mid-May

Methanex to restart its Damietta plant in mid-May Subscription

3 May 2015

CEO John Floren says he has been advised that gas supplies will be available

Farabi should be applauded for moving ahead with $1bn-plus scheme

Farabi takes the lead Subscription

28 April 2015

Local petrochemicals company should be applauded for moving ahead with $1bn-plus scheme

Tasnee awards titanium plant

Tasnee awards titanium plant Subscription

27 April 2015

Asian firms pick up contract for Yanbu facility

Global lab demand

Farabi awards petrochemicals design Subscription

26 April 2015

Engineering consultancy also set to carry out project management of $1bn-plus scheme

Jubail Industrial City

Still no decision for Sabic petrochemicals plant Subscription

21 April 2015

Contractors have resubmitted prices after clarification meetings for plant in Saudi Arabia

Sabic

Sabic reports 39 per cent decline in profits Subscription

19 April 2015

Oil price decline blamed for profit fall

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Top 10 projects

Rank Project Name Country Contract value ($m)
1 Damietta Fertiliser Plant Expansion Egypt 1,800
2 Tahrir Petrochemicals Complex: Offsites & Utilities Egypt 1,700
3 Jubail New Petrochemical Complex: Utilities & Offsites Saudi Arabia 1,650
4 Petro-Rabigh: Phase 2: Expansion of Rabigh Aromatics Complex (RP2) Saudi Arabia 1,500
5 Borouge 3 Expansion Project: Ruwais Polyolefins Unit UAE 1,250
6 Jizan Refinery IGCC Power Plant : Water Intake Facility Saudi Arabia  550
7 Mecca Strategic Reservoirs 1 Saudi Arabia 500
8 Fujairah Water Distribution Network (Lot-A) UAE 450
9 Al Zour North IWPP: Phase 1: Water Desalination Plant Water 437
10 Yanbu - Al-Madinah Water Transmission System: Phase 3 Saudi Arabia 426
Click through to the full data table on the biggest petrochemical projects in execution
Click through to MEED's Q3 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: November 2014

Project trends

Gulf projects index

Gulf index slides on low oil prices Subscription

9 February 2015

Iraq and UAE only countries to record strong growth in projects markets

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People

Abdulrahman al-Suwaidi

22 February 2015

Abdulrahman al-Suwaidi is chief executive officer (CEO), Oryx GTL

Wael Sawan

16 June 2014

Wael Sawan is managing director and chairman, Qatar Shell Companies

Thani Thamer Mohammad al-Thani

16 June 2014

Thani Thamer Mohammad al-Thani is deputy general manager, Qatar Shell

Ziad al-Labban Subscription

9 March 2014

Ziad al-Labban is CEO, Sadara Chemical Company

Alan Yeap

20 February 2014

Alan Yeap is CEO, New Quantum Holdings

Daniel Starta

20 February 2014

Daniel Starta is managing director and partner, AT Kearney Limited

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Analysis

Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi is still very much an active and vital component of the kingdom’s energy sector, but it is likely the legendary executive will retire within the next 12 months

Creating a giant ministry Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

A new ‘super ministry’ in Saudi Arabia would give the king’s sons a huge power base

South Korean firms now have experience on some of the largest hydrocarbons projects that have ever been built

South Koreans will be back Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

The Asian contractors will return when the region’s oil and gas projects market picks up

Refining and petrochemicals developments in the region are bearing the brunt of lower oil prices

Downstream projects most under threat Subscription

4 May 2015 | By

Refining and petrochemicals developments in the region are bearing the brunt of lower oil prices

Farabi should be applauded for moving ahead with $1bn-plus scheme

Farabi takes the lead Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

Local petrochemicals company should be applauded for moving ahead with $1bn-plus scheme

There is still potential for schemes to get under way in the south of Iraq

Southern Iraq holds potential Subscription

27 April 2015 | By

The signing of an agreement with Shell to develop a $11bn petrochemicals complex in Basra illustrates the region’s potential, as the most secure area in Iraq

Middle East contracts March 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2015 Subscription

15 April 2015

Over $6bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

petchems

MEED 100 largest listed companies: Petrochemicals Subscription

24 March 2015

The slump in oil prices makes itself felt as petrochemicals firms see values fall in the MEED 100

The only really significant investments in the petrochemicals sector will be made in countries that need to create jobs

Sector faces long wait for growth Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

The petrochemicals industry is struggling to launch new projects within their original timelines as low oil prices make the region’s feedstock cost advantage redundant

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Presentations

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Webinar: Qatar Projects Subscription

8 April 2013

There are more than $220bn-worth of projects planned or under way in Qatar, as it pushes forwards with major infrastructure developments

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Meet the analysts


Kevin Baxter
Energy and Industries Editor
Countries covered: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Algeria

Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0246
Email: kevin.baxter@meed.com

Mark Watts
Energy and Industries Reporter
Countries covered: UAE, Oman, Iran

Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0248
Email: mark.watts@meed.com

Tenders

Iraq: Thiophene Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

Supply of thiophene

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