In August of 2005, the BASF IPS achieved successful startup of the final plant at the integrated complex in Nanjing, the People’s Republic of China. The number of successfully started units at the complex totaled 10, and included a 600,000-metric-ton steam cracker and nine downstream plants. The total capacity of the 543-acre complex is 1.7 metric tons of high-quality chemicals and polymers per year for use in the rapidly growing Chinese market.
The success on this project was due to the teamwork and cooperation of everyone involved on the project. Workers of more than 20 nationalities contributed to the success of this project.