BASF’s Coatings division has opened a new automotive coatings plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China. After completing the front-end engineering and design, Fluor provided engineering, procurement and construction management services for the project.
Irving/USA — The engineering services provider was responsible for building production lines, a solvent recovery unit, tank farms, utilities, warehouse, administration building and site infrastructure, with more than 1,200 craft workers onsite at peak.
An expansion of an existing facility, the project was constructed adjacent to several operating units, requiring close collaboration with the plant operations to ensure safety. Leveraging Fluor’s safety programs, including its Life Critical SM activity requirements, the project achieved 3.5 million work hours without a lost-time incident.
The facility produces innovative and eco-efficient automotive coatings that support the growing automotive industry in China and better serve local car manufacturers.
As a global engineering partner for BASF, Fluor has delivered many of its recent expansion projects, including an isononanol plant in China and a citral facility in Malaysia.