BASF maintain, modernize two acetylene sites at Ludwigshafen


BASF to maintain, modernize two acetylene sites at Ludwigshafen

4:34 AM, 21st August 2012
BASF to maintain, modernize two acetylene sites at Ludwigshafen
BASF headquarters in Germany.

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF will modernize and service its acetylene facility at the Ludwigshafen Verbund site. In the course of these efforts the company will also perform routine maintenance at its facility producing 1,4-butanediol (BDO), which is based on acetylene. BASF will make use of this period to upgrade its plant technology, thereby securing the long-term supply of raw materials to meet the growing demand for BDO and its derivatives. In 2012 alone, the company is investing more than €20 million for this purpose.

The activities will start at the end of August and are expected to last six weeks. BASF plans to bring both facilities back on stream in mid-October. Customers will receive supplies as usual by building up stocks and by arranging product shipments from other BASF sites. The acetylene plant is one of the key production facilities at the Ludwigshafen site.

© WOC News



Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News

Green Biologics, Easy Energy to produce renewable n-butanol and acetone

ABINGDON/OXFORDSHIRE, UK: Green Biologics Limited planned investment in facilities with Easy Energy Systems Inc. The collaboration will result in the ...

Read more
Technip bags Total’s Egina field offshore contract in Nigeria

PARIS, FRANCE: DUCO Ltd, wholly-owned subsidiary of Technip, was awarded an important contract by Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd to supply umbilicals to t ...

Read more
BP starts crude distillation unit at Whiting Refinery, Indiana, US

LONDON, UK: BP has completed commissioning and start-up of its new 250,000 barrel-per-day crude distillation unit at the Whiting Refinery, marking a m ...

Read more
Lanxess to build iron oxide red pigments facility in Ningbo, China

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: Lanxess is investing €55 million in for a premium iron oxide red pigments facility in Ningbo, China, which will have an init ...

Read more
Bayer, IFC to increase agricultural productivity in Ukraine

MONHEIM, GERMANY/KIEV, UKRAINE: Bayer CropScience and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, entered in an inn ...

Read more
Deepak Fertilisers acquires 24 pc stake in Mangalore Chemicals

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Deepak Fertilisers & Petrochemicals Corporation has acquired 24.46 per cent stake in Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilisers Ltd (MC ...

Read more
Copyright © 2016. Kimberlite Softwares Pvt. Ltd., India. All rights reserved.
World of Chemicals.