Client
BASF Polska Sp. z o.o.
Location
Sroda Slaska, Poland

BASF Catalyst Plant Expansion

BASF selected Fluor for the expansion of its cataly​st plant in Sroda Slaska, Poland. Fluor's scope includes the engineering and design, procurement and construction of an expansion of the existing catalyst plant.

The project will expand the production facilities by adding new production lines, as well as new slurry preparation and storage to increase production capacity.



Client's Challenge

​The catalyst plant was built to produce automotive catalyst coats for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and specialized equipment. The plant consists of productio​​​n lines, slurry preparation, a quality control laboratory, an office building and other utilities.​

The plant was built on a 15-hectare greenfield site in Legnica Economic Zone close to Wroclaw in Poland.


Fluor's Solution

​Fluor rendered a variety of Integrated Project Management Team (IPMT) services at different phases of the project. During temporary pre-work site preparation, Fluor carried out IPMT services both on behalf of the client and also alongside the client working collectively. During the work, Fluor contributed engineering management, the project development and design manual (PDDM) and quality assurance.

Fluor's engineering team worked in numerous disciplines, including process, mechanical, piping, HVAC, instrumentation, electrical, construction and HSE.

In April 2015, BASF recognized Fluor with their Contractor Excellence Award for the earlier Quo Vadis project at Sroda Slaska.​​​



Conclusion

​The catalyst plant expansion project is on schedule to be successfully completed and is expected to be operational at the beginning of 2019.​