BASF selects Fluor as Global Engineering Partner

Fluor Corporation announced that Germany-based BASF SE has selected the company as its global engineering partner for future chemical and petrochemical plant projects around the world.
The services agreement was signed at BASF’s chemicals complex and headquarters in Ludwigshafen, Germany, by Peter Oosterveer, Fluor’s COO, Martin Buschbacher, BASF senior vice president of Global Indirect Procurement, Wolfgang Haas, BASF president of Legal, Taxes and Insurance, and Volker Knabe, BASF president of Engineering and Maintenance.

Mario Mehren to head BASF subsidiary Wintershall

Mario Mehren, currently a member of the Board of Executive Directors of Wintershall responsible for Exploration & Production Russia, North Africa and South America, has been named president of BASF’s Oil & Gas division effective July 2015.

BASF receives supplier award from SGM in China

BASF's Coatings division has been awarded the 'Excellent Supplier 2014: Leading Technology Award' by Shanghai General Motors (SGM).

BASF Shanghai Coatings was the only coatings supplier from around 4,000 SGM suppliers to win the annual award.

BASF doubles production capacity at Cinderford

BASF has completed the installation and start-up of new high-performance milling and decanning equipment at its Cinderford, Gloucestershire, UK, precious metal recycling operation, more than doubling the plant’s production capacity.

Wind turbines grow into the sky

In 1887, Scotsman James Blyth built the first ever wind turbine for power generation. At that time, he had no idea how big and powerful wind turbines would be more than 125 years later.

BASF raises prices for 1,6-Hexanediol in Europe

BASF increases its prices for 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) in Europe with immediate effect or as contracts allow by EUR 150 per ton. The price adjustment will be done to reflect the increased operating, logistics as well as raw material costs and to assure highest levels of product and service quality to its customers.

BASF to build new PAG plant in Ludwigshafen

BASF announced the construction of a new plant for polyalkylene glycol (PAG)-based lubricants at its Ludwigshafen site. The manufacturing facility will start operations by the beginning of 2016 and produce PAG lubricant base stocks and formulated blends.

BASF to set up specialty amines plant in Nanjing

BASF is building a new production plant to manufacture specialty amines at its existing wholly owned site in the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. The plant, which is scheduled to come on-stream in late 2015, will have dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) and polyetheramines (PEA) as the main products.

BASF plans butanediol production using Genomatica

BASF plans to begin production of 1,4-butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO) using the patented process of Genomatica, The license agreement allows the company to build a world-scale production facility.

BASF and US universities to research new materials

newsitemBASF SE has launched a research initiative called ”North American Center for Research on Advanced Materials” through which it is collaborating with Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst.