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Chemical Industry

BASF Ludwigshafen

Site Classification

Key Data

Site Owner
Site Operator
Full Service (Plug & Play)
Fenced/Open Site
R&D Support

Total Site Area
1,000 hectares (2,471 acres)
Total Free Area
50 hectares (124 acres)
Number of Permanent Staff
approx. 36,500 (BASF SE 32,800)
Number of Companies On-Site

Key Benefits for Investors

  • Infrastructure

    • Direct access to port on the river Rhine for liquids (flammable, non-flammable) liquified gases, solid bulk material
    • Direct rail and motorway access
    • Intermodal (rail/road) transport terminal: Logistics center for packaged sales products, linked to ethylene and propylene (under constr.) pipeline
    • Combined heat and power generation on-site with connections to regional high voltage power grid
  • Raw Materials On-Site
    An unique variety of basic products and intermediates are available with a minimum of logistical effort. Basic raw materials are natural gas, naphta and the cracked products, rock salt, sulfur.
  • Services/Utilities

    • Complete variety of utilities required for chemical production
    • Incinerator for chemical residues
    • Waste water treatment plant
    • Expertise and infrastructure for handling and processing highly reactive products (e.g. hydrogen cyanide, acrylic nitril, ethylene oxide, chlorine, phosgene)
    • Access to all other site services
  • R&D

    • Access to chemical/material analytics
    • Application technologies

Target Investors

  • Partners that fit into the production verbund, i.e. extend value-adding chains.

Potential Business Partners

  • Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH
  • BASELL Polyolefine GmbH
  • BASF Construction Polymers GmbH, BASF Future Business GmbH, BASF IT Services, BASF Venture Capital GmbH
  • BASF SE: Main business segments are chemicals, plastics, performance products, functional solutions, agricultural solutions and oil & gas.
  • DyStar Colours Deutschland GmbH
  • ELARA Pharmaceuticals Gmbh
  • EPS Ethylen-Pipeline-Süd-Geschäftsführungs GmbH
  • Exthrantis UG
  • InstrAction GmbH
  • Kombi-Terminal Ludwigshafen GmbH
  • Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
  • PE PiezoElectronics Gmbh
  • Specialty-Chemicals Ludwigshafen GmbH

Partners of Site

  • chem2biz: A public private partnership with focus on chemistry-based technologies. It provides a complete service for start-ups and SME‘s in chemistry, nanotechnology, new materials.
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