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October 22, 2021updated 26 Apr 2022 12:29pm

BASF Ludwigshafen Complex, Germany

By Carmen

BASF Ludwigshafen Complex is an active petrochemical complex located in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. The complex started commercial operations in 1873 and currently has an active annual capacity of 9.92mtpa. Its capacity is expected to remain the same as 9.92mtpa in 2030. The plants in this complex are operated by BASF.

Key Products Capacity – BASF Ludwigshafen Complex, 2020

Key products produced in this complex include ammonia, formaldehyde, ethylene, ethylbenzene, styrene etc.

Ammonia accounts for major capacity share i.e., 8.8% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 0.88mtpa.

About BASF

BASF SE (BASF) is a chemical company. It carries out production, marketing and sales of chemicals, plastics, crop protection products, and performance products. Its product line comprises solvents, adhesives, surfactant, fuel additives, electronic chemicals, pigments, paints, food additives, fungicides, and herbicides. The company caters to a wide range of industries including construction, furniture and wood, agriculture, electronics and electrical, paints and coatings, automotive, home care, nutrition, chemicals and others. BASF carries out R&D in alliance with global customers, scientists and partners. The company operates through a network of manufacturing facilities across the world. It has presence in Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Africa, the Middle East and North America. BASF is headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany.


Information on the petrochemical complexes/plants is sourced from GlobalData’s oil & gas petrochemicals plants database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, petrochemical plants globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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