BASF on Wednesday awarded a lump sum turnkey engineering,
procurement and construction (EPC) contract for
the expansion of a German chlorine
plant (chlor-alkali) to a consortium of Technip
and Japan's Asahi Kasei Chemicals.
The plant is located in Ludwigshafen, Germany, BASFs
largest production site worldwide.
The work will include a membrane chlorine plant expansion as well as the integration and implementation of
existing equipment and facilities.
Technip will be responsible for the complete EPC execution
of the project, using Asahi Kasei
Chemicals' technology and proprietary
The project is scheduled to start up in the second semester of
Technips operating center in Düsseldorf, Germany
will execute the project. The award follows the
successful execution of the conversion project in 2002 as well
as the pre front-end engineering design (FEED) and the FEED
phases of the Ludwigshafen project,, which were also carried
out by Technip.