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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 have signed a unique, long-term agreement to establish four world-class, fully licensed Material Characterization Labs in Oman to eliminate the ne​ed to send samples abroad for testing. Grace is investing in equipment and technology including materials analysis devices and absorption technology while the university is provides laboratory space and utilities. These labs will serve 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. Starting in mid-2017, Grace will provide local support for Middle East refineries through its new Ecat laboratory, located at Sohar University in Oman. This new Ecat 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​​​​