Located in the coastal city of Zhanjiang, BASF Zhanjiang Verbund site is a system of integrated chemical production as BASF’s largest investment with up to US$10 billion upon completion. The site would ultimately be the third-largest BASF site worldwide, following Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Antwerp, Belgium.
By utilizing the latest digital technologies and applying the highest safety standards, the site will adopt a smart manufacturing concept based on cutting-edge technologies, and will utilize automated packaging, high-tech control systems and automated guided vehicles.
The site will be built in phases. The first plants will produce engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), the first plant is scheduled to be operational by 2022 to serve the increasing needs of various growth industries in South China and throughout Asia. The whole Verbund site is planned to be completed by 2030.