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October 21, 2021

INEOS Cologne Complex, Germany

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INEOS Cologne Complex is an active petrochemical complex located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The complex started commercial operations in 1957 and currently has an active annual capacity of 3.92mtpa. Its capacity is expected to remain the same as 3.92mtpa in 2030. The plants in this complex are operated by INEOS Koln, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe and INEOS Nitriles.

Key Products Capacity – INEOS Cologne Complex, 2020

Key products produced in this complex include ethylene, propylene, polyethylene, ammonia, acrylonitrile etc.

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Ethylene accounts for major capacity share i.e., 24.2% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 0.95mtpa.

Details of key upcoming projects in INEOS Cologne Complex

The complex is set to add capacity with upcoming plants including INEOS Cologne Caustic Soda Plant, INEOS Cologne Chlorine Plant, INEOS Cologne Ethylene Plant Expansion, INEOS Cologne Propylene Oxide Plant Expansion, and INEOS Cologne Propylene Plant Expansion for which the capacity information is not available/reported.

About INEOS Koln

INEOS Koln GmbH (INEOS Koln), a subsidiary of Ineos Group AG is a chemical manufacturing company that distributes chemicals and raw chemical materials. The company’s products include ammonia, acetonitrile, acrylonitrile, isoamylene, isoeicosane, isohexadecane, ammonia water, benzene, propylene, methylpropadien, polyethylene, propylene glycols and propylene, among others. It also provides products including tetraisobutylene, nitric, TAME, toluene, triisobutylene, and raw chemical materials, among others. INEOS Koln develops projects such as combined cycle plants, and tankers bridges, among others. The company’s products are also used in solvents and detergents, pharmaceuticals, paints, plant protection products, and fertilizers, among others. INEOS Koln is headquartered in Cologne, Germany.

About INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe (INEOS O&P), a subsidiary of INEOS Group AG, is a chemicals manufacturing company, which produces and sells olefins and aromatics. The company’s major products include ethylene, propylene, butadiene, benzene, and polyolefins. Its products find applications in automotive components, food packaging containers and films, bulk liquid containers and tanks, leisure and sports equipment, telecommunications and entertainment equipment, housing and construction, power transmission cables and equipment, fibres and textiles, and medical equipment, among others. The company has presence in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, China, Norway, Switzerland, and the UK. INEOS O&P is headquartered in Rolle, Luzern, Switzerland.

About INEOS Nitriles

INEOS Nitriles (INEOS) a subsidiary of Ineos Group AG is a chemical company that manufactures acrylonitrile and acetonitrile. The company offers products such as acetone cyanohydrins, acrylic fibres, acetonitrile, hydrogen cyanide, oxazole, and ammonium sulphate, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, and others. Its acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene is used in automobile components, computer casings, sports equipment and telephones. The company offers its products to building and construction, consumer goods, healthcare, large and small appliances and transportation, and other sectors. It has manufacturing plants in the US, Germany and the UK. INEOS is headquartered in Rolle, Switzerland.


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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