Regional News
September 2017

Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, celebrated the commissioning of the last of its 26 plants – an isocyanates section currently producing crude quantities of toluene di isocyanate (TDI) and other specialty chemicals.






September 2017

The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Aramco and a Chinese company will set up a joint investment firm targeting Saudi Arabia’s Jazan region, it has been revealed.






September 2017

The Ma’aden Wa’ad Al-Shamal Phosphate Company’s (MWSPC) $8 billion Umm Wu’al phosphate project in Saudi Arabia has started production of ammonia, merchant-grade acid and fertiliser, said US-based Fluor Corporation.






September 2017

Jazan Gas Projects Company (JGPC) has broken ground at its $2.1 billion (SR7.9 billion) gas complex in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. The gas complex will serve Saudi Aramco’s Jazan refinery and terminal. Due to be completed after 2018, it will become the largest industrial gas facility in the world.






September 2017

Asia remained the largest and dominant region in the global petrochemicals market in 2016 due to the presence of a robust manufacturing industry in China and South East Asia, said a report.






September 2017

Bahrain's government is formulating effective policies to develop the kingdom’s economic and investment structure and adapt it to attract more investors, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has said.






September 2017

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter, has reached an outstanding safety milestone with the Line 6 Expansion Project achieving 2,080,693 safe man-hours without lost time injury (LTI) on July 31.






September 2017

An Oman-based major distribution facility for building materials, which is among 10 projects planned by Chinese firms in Duqm, will be ready by the middle of 2019, according to a top-level official at Oman Wanfang.






September 2017

The total value of contract awards in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) projects market this year is expected to stay steady at $117 billion compared to last year, a report said.






September 2017

Healthcare projects worth $55.2 billion are currently in the pipeline in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, according to latest industry estimates. A total of 37 mega hospital projects worth about $28.






September 2017

SNC-Lavalin, a leading engineering and construction group, has announced that it has received a notice from Salalah Methanol Company (SMC) to proceed with the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase of its anhydrous liquid ammonia plant project, located in Salalah, Oman.






September 2017

Saudi Arabia’s cement sales volume declined 19 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to 28.3 million tonnes during the first seven months of 2017, a report said. Meanwhile, clinker production fell 10 per cent on a yearly basis to 29.3 million tonnes and inventories stood at 33.






September 2017

ABB, a leading supplier of substations, has won an order to supply and install a substation at the 3,000 megawatt (MW) Rumaila power plant, located in the Basra region of southern Iraq.






September 2017

110 UAE listed firms post profit A TOTAL of 110 listed companies in the UAE reported profits worth Dh31.9 billion ($8.68 billion) during the first half (H1) of the year, as compared to Dh32 billion in the corresponding period last year, a report said.






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