Dahej Chemical Complex Largest Project in India: BASF Opens New Chemical Complex at Dahej

Editor: Dominik Stephan

BASF India has recently inaugurated its large-scale chemical production complex at Dahej in Gujarat. With a project cost of INR 1,000 cr (approx €150 million), the site represents BASF’s single largest investment in India.

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BASF's Dahej chemical complex includes India's first MDA splitter
BASF's Dahej chemical complex includes India's first MDA splitter
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Dahej/India - The site was jointly inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Anandiben Patel; Hon’ble Minister for Finance, Energy and Petrochemicals, Government of Gujarat, Saurabhbhai Patel and Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, Michael Heinz.

On the occasion, Heinz said: “As part of our investment plans of more than €10 billion in Asia Pacific between 2013 and 2020, we want to strengthen our production platform in India. With our new Dahej site we are enhancing our position as supplier with local production and can even better ‘create chemistry’ with our customers. With our advanced technologies and the commitment of our team in India, we will both contribute to and benefit from India’s huge market potential.”

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Chairman, BASF Companies in India & Head South Asia, Dr. Raman Ramachandran, said: “With this production hub, including the first MDI splitter in South Asia, we are well positioned to increase our long-term competitiveness significantly in this key market. We will serve our customers in the Asia Pacific region even better through stable product supply in terms of both quality and volume.”

The site includes an integrated hub for polyurethane manufacturing and production facilities for care chemicals and polymer dispersions. The care chemicals facility at the Dahej site hosts the first BASF sulfation plant in India, which will cater to customers in the fast-moving consumer goods sector.