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A name change for Mexichem Specialty Compounds should be an easy one for customers as it is a return to the former name of AlphaGary.

A press release said that Mexichem, the parent company, has changed its name to Orbia, but the specialty compounds unit will use the name AlphaGary. "We are committed to being your valued supply partner today and into the future, and we believe our reconnection with the AlphaGary identity clearly underlines our dedication to this effort," said AlphaGary General Manger Daniel DeLisle.

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Motherson Sumi Systems (MSSL) reports that one of its subsidiaries, Motherson PKC Harness Systems, is building a new factory in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Per an online announcement by MarketLine, a ground-breaking ceremony at the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) was held recently for the launch of the project. "We are very glad to have taken this important step of setting up our manufacturing facility in the fast-growing emirate of Ras Al Khaimah mark the beginning of factory construction and operations are expected to commence in the second quarter of 2020," said MSSL Chairman Vivek Chaand Sehgal. "This provides us great opportunities for larger exposure to the global markets."

The story said that the factory is being built on a 21,000-sq-m parcel. In addition to wire harnesses, the plant will also produce rear view mirrors and have injection molding capacity.

MSSL was established as a joint venture partnership with Japan’s Sumitomo Wiring Systems. Its scope includes wiring harnesses, high tension cords, battery cables and high level assemblies. In 2017, it acquired Finland’s PKC Group Plc, a global tier 1 supplier of wiring harness and associated components to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the heavy and medium duty commercial vehicles and locomotive segments across North America, Europe, Brazil and China.

RAKEZ, one of the 45 free economic zones in the Gulf nation, has 14,500 companies from 100 countries operating in 50 industries.

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Nexans has won a contract from McDermott Marine Construction Limited to supply approximately 100 km of subsea umbilicals and accessories for a West African offshore project.

A press release said that the order is for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project, which will be 120 km offshore of the bordering countries of Mauritania and Senegal. Nexans will provide management, procurement, engineering, manufacturing and testing activities for the umbilicals and ancillary hardware. The electrical cables and fiber optics will be manufactured at Nexans Norway plant in Rognan, and the umbilicals will be developed, manufactured and tested at Nexans Norway specialized plant in Halden. The delivery will take place in 2021.

The Tortue field has a water depth of 2,850 m, the release said. The production system ties back some 70 km to a spread moored floating production storage and offloading) unit at the shelf edge at a water depth of 100-120 m. The gas will travel 35 km to a near-shore hub and terminal facility to be liquefied and offloaded to LNG carriers.

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