Fabricación de otros productos químicos
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fabricacion de productos quimicos organicos.
Fabricación de otros productos químicos n.c.o.p.
Fabricación de otros productos básicos de química orgánica
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Fabricación de gases industriales
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Manufacture of other organic basic chemicals
This company is primarily engaged in the production of propylene. A joint-venture between BASF and SONATRACH, the company was established in January 2000 with the aim of producing propylene. In November 1999 in Algiers, BASF SE and the Algerian State Oil and Gas Company - SONATRACH signed a contract establishing a joint venture to implement the construction and operational works of a propane dehydrogenation unit (plant PDH) with the purpose of producing propylene. The company's head office is located in Tarragona, Spain. The plant facility has a production capacity of 350,000 tons of propylene. The propane required for the production of propylene is imported from Algeria. Propylene, a basic raw material for the production of polypropylene, is delivered to BASELL Poliolefinas Iberic S.L. for the supply of its plants. The afore mentioned projects were completed with the construction of a combined cycle power plant with a capacity of 400 megawatts that ensures the long-term supply of electricity and steam. Furthermore, for the necessary supply of propane, a propane tank was built in the port of Tarragona. In September 2000, the cornerstone of the plant was placed, with the presence of the Most Honorable President of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the members of the board of directors of BASF SE, President of SONATRACH and the President of the Regional Division of BASF Southern Europe. The first drop of propylene in Tarragona was produced in January 2003. March 2004 marked the inauguration of the PDH plant with the presence of His Majesty King Don Juan Carlos I of Spain, Most Honorable President of the Generalitat de Catalunya and leading personalities from the government of Algeria, Germany and Spain, in addition to an extensive representation of local and regional authorities. PDH plant generates approximately 100 jobs. To date, the plant has produced more than 2,000,000 (two million) tons of propylene in its nearly 10 years of operation. This production has been supplied almost entirely to BASELL Polyolefins Iberica S.L. at its plants in Tarragona, where it has been transformed into polypropylene.