BASF selects Zhanjiang for new integrated chemicals complex

The Chemical Engineer | January 15, 2019

BASF has picked Zhanjiang as the site for its new US$10bn chemicals complex in China. The new framework agreement signed last week builds on a memorandum of understanding agreed in July that the chemical major would build a highly-integrated – or Verbund – complex in Guangdong province. The phased project will include a steam cracker with a production capacity of 1m t/y of ethylene. Located on an area of land measuring 9 km2, the complex will benefit from Zhanjiang’s deepwater port and strong transportation links, BASF announced. It is developing a smart manufacturing concept for the new site based on cutting-edge technologies that maximise resources and energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact. This comes as BASF outlined plans for research into new technology that will enable it to grow production by 50% by 2030 while keeping emissions at today's levels.

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An enormous fire engulfed a chemical plant in Pennsylvania in the early hours of June 8, causing multiple explosions.Residents were reportedly asked to stay in place until it was confirmed that the smoke billowing from Miller Chemical and Fertilizer Corp. plant was non-toxic.The company and local authorities have not said what started the fire. No injuries have been reported.What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe

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An enormous fire engulfed a chemical plant in Pennsylvania in the early hours of June 8, causing multiple explosions.Residents were reportedly asked to stay in place until it was confirmed that the smoke billowing from Miller Chemical and Fertilizer Corp. plant was non-toxic.The company and local authorities have not said what started the fire. No injuries have been reported.What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe

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