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Petrochemicals and plastics

Khalid al-Falih, CEO of Saudi Aramco

Aramco CEO confirms Jizan chemicals hub Subscription

26 February 2015

Khalid al-Falih says new refinery will provide feedstock for downstream development

Petrochemicals plant

Chemanol scrap plans for new plant at Jubail Subscription

23 February 2015

Local petrochemicals producer will not press ahead with sulfonated naphthalene formaldehyde plant

Ethylene production costs

Oil price drop will lower GCC petrochemicals margins Subscription

15 February 2015

Regional producers will face stronger competition from naphtha-based crackers in Asia and Europe

Petrochemicals

Companies prequalified for Liwa Plastics Subscription

4 February 2015

Tenders for $3.6bn petrochemicals project expected to be floated in coming weeks

Petrochemicals industry

Why regional petrochemicals producers fear cheap oil

3 February 2015

Low-cost naphtha could create a projects boom in the world’s manufacturing hubs

Petrochemicals industry

Qafco awards maintenance deal Subscription

3 February 2015

Joint venture comprises Qatar Petroleum and GE Oil & Gas

Petchems

Saudi Kayan plans shut down Subscription

2 February 2015

Jubail-based petrochemicals producer will carry out scheduled maintenance in February and October

Petrochemicals industry

Iraq to invest in $11bn petrochemicals complex Subscription

1 February 2015

Shell-backed cracker project could be completed in five to six years

Bid deadline delayed on Tacaamol package

Bid deadline delayed on Tacaamol package Subscription

22 January 2015

Client sets technical bid date for offsites and utilities package but no timeline for commercial proposals

Al-Waha Petrochemical completes refinancing

Al-Waha Petrochemical completes refinancing Subscription

21 January 2015

Refinancing done via $523m Islamic facility

Morocco’s $488m phosphate pipeline comes online

Morocco’s $488m phosphate pipeline comes online Subscription

20 January 2015

Pipeline set to help Morocco supply 40 per cent of the world’s phosphates

Mining

Morocco on track to hit 2020 phosphate target Subscription

20 January 2015

Energy and Mining Minister says Morocco will provide 40 per cent of the world’s phosphates

Qatar makes hard decisions on petrochemicals

Qatar makes hard decisions

20 January 2015

Cancelling the Al-Karaana petrochemicals project is a big decision, but sends an ominous warning to contractors

QP and Shell cancel $6bn Al-Karaana petrochemicals complex

QP and Shell cancel $6bn Al-Karaana

14 January 2015

Joint venture partners decide against building world-scale petrochemicals plant at Ras Laffan

Plant

Tahrir construction to start in third quarter Subscription

12 January 2015

Financing negotiations are ongoing for Egypt’s biggest petrochemical plant

Kuwait to decide on Olefins 3 in December

Kuwait to decide on Olefins 3 in December Subscription

23 December 2014

Plan to integrate petrochemicals plant with Al-Zour refinery waits for green light

Agrium blacklisted for Western Sahara activities

Agrium blacklisted for Western Sahara activities Subscription

16 December 2014

Swedish government fund excludes the fertiliser company from its portfolio

Offshore oil rig

Choosing the right model Subscription

11 December 2014

International contractors are still willing to take all the risks

Petrochemicals plant

Tebodin wins UAE oil and chemical design deals Subscription

10 December 2014

Projects include carbon dioxide recovery for Abu Dhabi Gas Industries

Oman prequalifies firms for Liwa Plastics Project

Oman prequalifies firms for Liwa Plastics Project Subscription

7 December 2014

More than 30 companies vying for four construction packages on $3.6bn petrochemicals complex

Petrochemicals sector

GCC petrochemicals production doubled since 2005 Subscription

4 December 2014

Six-country bloc produced more than 140 million tonnes of petrochemicals in 2013

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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

Gulf projects index

Market eases for Eid break Subscription

9 October 2014

Oman is only projects market to record significant movement

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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

Ethylene production costs

Oil price drop will lower GCC petrochemicals margins Subscription

15 February 2015 | By

Regional producers will face stronger competition from naphtha-based crackers in Asia and Europe

Petrochemicals industry

Why regional petrochemicals producers fear cheap oil

3 February 2015 | By

Low-cost naphtha could create a projects boom in the world’s manufacturing hubs

GCC cement capacity

Qatar rethinks its chemicals strategy Subscription

2 February 2015 | By

The cancellations of the Al-Karaana and Al-Sejeel petrochemicals projects have been prompted by the slump in oil prices and will allow Doha to focus on building infrastructure for the 2022 Fifa World Cup

Qatar makes hard decisions on petrochemicals

Qatar makes hard decisions

20 January 2015 | By

Cancelling the Al-Karaana petrochemicals project is a big decision, but sends an ominous warning to contractors

Offshore oil rig

Choosing the right model Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

International contractors are still willing to take all the risks

Petrochemicals sector

GCC petrochemicals production doubled since 2005 Subscription

4 December 2014 | By

Six-country bloc produced more than 140 million tonnes of petrochemicals in 2013

Oman crude and condensate and natural gas outputs

Oman contract awards reach record highs Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

While this year is set to be the most active for oil and gas contractors in Oman, 2015 also looks promising, with several large schemes moving ahead

Oman plastics drive

Liwa Plastics a milestone for Oman diversification Subscription

30 October 2014 | By

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

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Presentations

Lusail Iconic stadium

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

Qatar: Sodium metabisulphate Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Supply of sodium metabisulphate

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