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Petrochemicals

BASF starts building $10 billion China complex

by Alex Scott
November 30, 2019 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 97, ISSUE 47

BASF has begun building a $10 billion chemical complex in Zhanjiang, China. The company says the complex will be its third largest, after those in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Antwerp, Belgium. It will deploy automated packaging, high-tech control systems, and autonomous vehicles. BASF expects the first plant, making engineering plastic compounds, to be operating by 2022. The whole site should be done by 2030.

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