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Chemical Industry

Leuna Chemical Complex

Site Classification

Key Data

Site Owner
companies on-site
Site Operator
InfraLeuna GmbH
Full Service (Plug & Play)
Fenced/Open Site
R&D Support

Total Site Area
1,300 hectares (3,212 acres)
Total Free Area
40 hectares (100 acres)
Number of Permanent Staff
Number of Companies On-Site
more than 100

Investment in Recent Years
7.5 Billion €

Key Benefits for Investors

  • Infrastructure

    • Direct access to important rail and road connections
    • relevant facilities on-site
    • 4 on-site power plants, fresh water, drinking water, and wastewater treatment facilities
    • Shovel-ready plots with pre-approved plans for construction; Infrastructure and service company
    • Modern refinery (TOTAL); 30 national and international chemical production companies
    • Secured and fenced chemical site
  • Raw Materials On-Site

    • Product integration between onsite companies (synergies and cooperation)
    • Natural gas, crude oil, syngas, methanol, refinery products, sulfur, polyamide 6 and 6.6, H2O2, H2SO4, amines, DMF, technical gases, surfactants, caprolactam, acetone, phenol, cyclohexanone, ammonia, PE waxes, chlorine, epichlorohydrin, epoxy resins, HCL, NaOH, latex dispersions, specialty pigments, bio-based succinic acid and lactic acid, ethane, ethylene, propylene, polymers, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, potassium sulfate, bio-monoethylenglycol, bio-monopropylenglycol
  • Services/Utilities

    • One-stop provider for utilities and services (e.g.: power, steam, fresh and drinking water, logistics, water disposal, telecommunications, site security, fire brigade, analytics, site medical services)
    • State-of-the-art infrastructural facilities
    • Transparent pricing structure for services and utilities
    • Support during settling-in period on-site e.g. plant approvals, investment grants, etc.
    • Service providers for all industrial issues on-site
  • R&D

    • Nearby universities and research institutes offer excellent education as well as R&D-cooperation and provide highly qualified young professionals
    • Chemical-Biotechnological Process Center (CBP) by Fraunhofer onsite

Target Investors

  • Producers of chemicals by traditional processes and those using industrial biotechnologies
  • Companies producing industrial products from renewable resources
  • Companies that can integrate into the local value chain and product network
  • User of on-site services and utilities (power, security, effluent treatment, etc.)

Potential Business Partners

  • Arkema: Hydrogen peroxide
  • BASF: Polyamide 6 and 6.6
  • Domo: Caprolactam, polyamid 6, ammonium sulfate, phenol, acetone, cyclohexanone
  • Dow: LDPE
  • Eastman: Methylamines and derivates
  • FP-Pigments: Specialty pigments
  • Innospec: PE-waxes, EVA, flow improver
  • LCP: Hydroxy benzoic acid
  • Leuna -Harze: Epoxy resin systems
  • Linde: Technical gases
  • MinAscent: Custom synthesis
  • Quadrimex: Sulfur chemistry
  • Shell Leuna: Catalysts
  • TOPAS: Norbornen, Cycloolefin Copolymere 
  • TOTAL: Refinery products, methanol
  • UPM: Monoethylenglycol, Monopropylenglycol, Lignin
  • Vantage: Anionic and nonionic tensides, flame retardants
  • Xentrys: Fibers

Partners of Site

  • CeChemNet (regional cluster for chemical sites in Eastern Germany)
  • Several research institutions and universities (e.g.: Fraunhofer, University of Applied Sciences Merseburg, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, etc.)
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