BASF Sells Ammonia, Methanol and Melamine Plants

BASF Sells Ammonia, Methanol and Melamine Plants

Author: ChemistryViews

BASF and International Process Plants (IPP) have agreed to sell ammonia, methanol, and melamine plants at BASF’s site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. These plants are available as BASF adjusts its operations in Ludwigshafen to remain competitive in the changing European market. BASF will continue to produce ammonia and methanol in other plants at the Ludwigshafen site.

Financial terms of the transaction will not be disclosed. IPP is a global leader in the acquisition and sale of process plants and equipment.

IPP is offering the ammonia (380 000 tpy), methanol (165 000 tpy) and melamine (51 000 tpy) production units for relocation and sale to qualified buyers with projects for these facilities who are looking for opportunities for lower capital costs (CAPEX) and shorter project execution timelines. The 380,000 tpy ammonia plant consumes 0.97 Tm3 of natural gas as feedstock and fuel per ton of ammonia. The 51,000 tpy melamine plant consumes only 2.6 t of urea crystal per ton of melamine and has a low energy requirement of 0.27 Tm3 of natural gas per ton of melamine. The methanol unit is a synthesis loop that can be used in a green methanol project with available green feedstocks.



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