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Petrochemicals and plastics

Sabic forms joint venture for chemicals production

Sabic profits continue falls Subscription

27 July 2015

Petrochemicals giant investing in US shale gas

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Saudi chemical company signs $3.8bn power deal Subscription

8 July 2015

State utility will provide power for chemicals complex in Jubail

Sabic forms joint venture for chemicals production

Sabic forms joint venture for chemicals production Subscription

6 July 2015

Consortium targets $640m of investment

Oman seeks interest in Duqm acetic acid plant

Oman seeks interest in Duqm acetic acid plant Subscription

1 July 2015

Companies asked to express interest in bidding for estimated $1bn project

Calcium chloride

InoChem awards Jacobs management deal Subscription

15 June 2015

US engineering consultancy will carry out project management consultancy on two plants in Yanbu

Tacaamol has received technical proposals from companies bidding for the offsites and utilities package of its planned petrochemicals complex in Ruwais

Saudi Kayan starts detergent alcohols production Subscription

7 June 2015

New facility at Jubail complex has capacity of 50,000 tonnes a year

The Tahrir petrochemicals complex has a total budget of $7bn

Egypt's Carbon Holdings takes first step to IPO Subscription

26 May 2015

Petrochemicals firm securing financing from Abu Dhabi’s Gulf Capital

The Tahrir petrochemicals complex has a total budget of $7bn

Carbon Holdings plans IPO Subscription

25 May 2015

Company will be floated on Cairo stock exchange within 36 months

Sabic joint venture yet to sign petrochemicals plant deal

Sabic expected to award Jubail contract in July Subscription

25 May 2015

Three contractors looking to be award plant at Jubail in Eastern Province

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

Kevin Baxter

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

Mark Watts

Downstream projects most under threat Subscription

4 May 2015

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

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Top 10 projects

Rank Project Name Country Contract value ($m)
1 Tahrir Petrochemicals Complex: Ethylene Cracker Egypt 1,800
1 Tahrir Petrochemicals Complex: Polyethylene Facility Egypt 1,800
3 Petro-Rabigh Phase 2: Expansion of Rabigh Aromatics Complex Saudi Arabia 1,500
4 Borouge 3 Expansion Project: Ruwais Polyolefins Unit UAE 1,250
5 Jubail Methyl Methacrylate & Polymethylmethacrylate Plants Saudi Arabia 1,200
6 Jubail New Petrochemical Complex: Mixed Feed Cracker Saudi Arabia 1,000
7 Borouge 3 Expansion Project: Ruwais Offsites & Utilities UAE 937
8 Waad Al Shamal Mining City: Phosphoric Acid Plant Saudi Arabia 933
9 Aryan Methanol (13th Methanol) Iran 900
9 Jubail New Petrochemical Complex: Polyethylene Package Saudi Arabia 900
Click through to the full data table on the biggest petrochemical projects in execution
Click through to MEED's Q1 2015 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: May 2015

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

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on track Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum

Kevin Baxter

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

Mark Watts

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

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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

Iraq: Dimethyl disulphide Subscription

11 July 2015 | By

Supply of dimethyl disulphide

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