Japanese multinational, Kurita Water Industries, and UAE-based AquaChemie DMCC have signed an agreement to set up a joint venture for water and process treatment chemicals solutions for the refinery, petrochemicals, fertiliser, power and desalination, paper and metal industries in the GCC.

The joint venture company, set up through Kurita’s subsidiary, Kurita Europe GmbH, will leverage both companies’ complementary strengths to be “the single face for customers in the wider GCC region and offer solutions based on technologically innovative Japanese programmes, fully backed by local production, resources, and prompt customer service”, said a statement from Kurita.