Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate BASF and Chongqing Plan New Chemicals Complex, Select Amec for Project Management
BASF Polyurethane and Chongqing Chemicals plan to develop a common 400,000-tonnes-per-year MDI facility at Changshou, China. Both companies agreed on appointing engineering supplier Amec with the project management for this project.
London/United Kingdom – The new diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) production facility is planned to become the nucleus of an integrated chemical production complex operated by the administration of the Changshou Economic & Technological Development Zone. MDI is a basic material for the production of polyurethanes.
According to company officials, Amec will supply project management services and coordination with BASF and Chongqing under a three-years contract. Although the contract value remained undisclosed, industry experts rate the overall investment sum for the Changshou complex with around US $ 5 billion.
“The award and successful execution of this significant project will further strengthen AMEC’s position as the leading provider of project management services in China,” said Ross Gibson, Regional Director of AMEC’s China operations. “We are proud that AMEC has been selected to help deliver this project to the highest safety, environmental and low carbon emission standards.”