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Grace in the Middle East

Grace's high-performing technology and demonstrated expertise at delivering proven, valued solutions makes us the preferred supplier of FCC catalysts and additives to the Middle East.contact-us-banner-215.jpg

Our investment in the region maximizes value for FCC operations while managing risk to refineries with:

  • full catalyst lifecycle management;
  • more than 100 Grace FCC experts working for you;
  • onsite, local technical support, unit optimization, and troubleshooting;
  • flexible manufacturing operations for rapid commercialization of innovations; and
  • an experienced, trusted global R&D team

​​GRACE investment in ABU DHABI

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race has commissioned the construction of a new catalyst logistics silo terminal and the first (FCC) catalysts manufacturing facility in the Middle East, located in the Kizad Industrial Zone approximately 70 km outside of Abu Dhabi.  Detailed engineering is underway, with operations expected to begin in 2018. This investment will deliver on Grace's commitment to serving refineries throughout the Middle East.



Grace and Sohar University, in collaboration with Orpic, have established a world-class, fully licensed Material Characterization Lab in Oman to eliminate the ne​ed to send samples abroad for testing. Grace's investment in equipment and technology including materials analysis devices and absorption technology is complemented by the university's laboratory space and utilities. The lab operates collaboratively between Grace, university faculty, and students. The facility serves the petrochemical industry throughout the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). This industrial-academic collaboration is the first of its kind for the region.

​​ecat analysis

Up-to-date Equilibrium Catalyst (Ecat) information is a key component to boosting profitable FCC unit operations. Grace provides local support for Middle East refineries through its new E-cat laboratory, located at Sohar University in Oman. This new E-cat lab will provide:​

  • ACE Catalytic testing
  • Surface Area
  • Elemental Analysis
  • Water Pore Volume
  • Carbon on Catalyst (CBC)
  • Attrition Resistance DI
  • Pa​rticle Size Distribution (PSD)
  • Apparent Bulk Density (ABD)​
  • Com​bustion Promotion CO Index​​​​