BASF Group, the world’s leading producer of construction chemicals, opened a second line at the plant in St. Petersburg. The enterprise will manufacture products which are in demand in the underground construction (mining industry and tunneling) — alkali-free concrete accelerators.
On June 8, 2016, the BASF concern (Germany)started the production of brick glues at the plant in the settlement of Bolshoye Tolbino of the Podolsk District.
The start of the brick glue production is yet another step to the implementation of a large scale program of BASF construction chemicals production localization in Russia. It should be noted that within the three previous years the Construction Chemicals division of BASF started two production complexes in the Moscow Region, a plant in Kazan, as well as started the first concrete additives production line in Saint Petersburg.
The concern plans to increase its local presence in Russia in 2016.
German chemical company BASF is considering the possibility of localizing its production facilities in the Novosibirsk Region. This was reported by the Region Investment Promotion Agency (IPA).
The first demonstration area of BASF was solemnly opened on July 07, 2015 in the Center and North-West area.
The BASF Tula DemoCenter is a joint project of BASF chemical concern and the National Land Company Group (the NLC Group) based on the facilities of Maxim Gorky LLC in the Chern District of the Tula Region. The DemoCenter has a surface area of 34 ha. This is where crops of barley, sunflowers, rapes, corns, peas, soybeans, and also a collection of potato species are presented.
Vladimir Gruzdev, Tula Region Governor, Sergi Vizoso, BASF CIS Crop Protection Department Director, Aleksandr Lebedev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of National Reserve Corporation LLC participated in the ceremony of opening the BASF DemoCenter.
Trainings, thematic seminars, field master classes, days of BASF open fields for specialists and managers of agricultural companies as well as for agronomy students are planned to be held at the DemoCenter.
The main purpose of the DemoCenter is to promote innovative products and ready technological solutions of BASF focused on different levels of production intensity and profitability of the main crops in local conditions of the area.
The RusVinyl polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production facility in Kstovo (Nizhny Novgorod Region), ranking among Russia’s largest petrochemical investment projects, was inaugurated today.
Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, attended the grand opening ceremony, along with Alex van Meeuwen, Belgian Ambassador to Russia, Valery Shantsev, Governor of Nizhny Novgorod Region, Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman of SIBUR’s Board of Directors and NOVATEK's Management Board, Alexander Dyukov, Deputy Chairman of SIBUR’sBoard of Directors and CEO of Gazprom Neft, Jacques van Rijckevorsel, Chairman of the Board of SolVin, and Dmitry Konov, CEO of SIBUR.
RusVinyl is a joint venture between SIBUR, Russia's leading gas processing and petrochemical company, and SolVin, and was created to construct a new PVC production site that could meet a significant part of domestic demand. SolVin is jointly owned by Solvay (75%) and BASF (25%).
RusVinyl is one of the largest PVC producers in Russia with an annual production capacity of 330 kt of PVC and 225 kt of caustic soda. It will benefit from the nearby supply of ethylene, a key raw material for PVC, from SIBUR-Kstovo's steam cracker, expanded to 360 kt especially for the RusVinyl site. Salt, the other feedstock for PVC production, will be provided from Belarus and from the Astrakhan Region of Russia.
In 2013, PVC consumption in Russia exceeded 1 mt, of which only 0.6 mt was produced locally**. RusVinyl will provide its top-quality products to the undersupplied Russian market and aims to further develop downstream operations and consumption of petrochemicals.
“SolVin is proud to have successfully completed this project, which is among its biggest industrial achievements ever. SolVin’s experts from across the globe pulled together with SIBUR’s team made this the most modern and most environmental friendly, fully-integrated PVC production plant in the world,” said Jacques van Rijckevorsel, Chairman of the Board of SolVin.
The investments to the project exceeded RUB 60 bn (€ 1.4 bn).
Germany-based chemical firm BASF has opened a new production plant for concrete admixtures in Kazan.
Together with a plant launched in Podolsk near Moscow in 2012, BASF now supplies the Russian construction sector with a range of concrete. At its Kazan site, BASF manufactures 20 varieties of concrete admixtures, including latest generation products based on polycarboxylate ether (PCE) technology.
Production focuses on admixtures for accelerated concrete curing and prolonged workability even at low temperatures. Specifically geared toward supporting the Russian construction sector, these admixtures can for example help to extend construction phases even during longer cold periods.
A dedicated laboratory ensures quality and analyzes raw materials and finished products locally.
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BASF comprises six business segments: Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas.