BASF SONATRACH PropanChem S.A, is a joint-venture between BASF and SONATRACH, established with the aim of producing propylene. On November 6, 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.
On January 20, 2000, BASF SONATRACH PropanChem S.A. was established, with the corporate head office located in Tarragona. The share participation of BASF AG is 51 %, while SONATRACH has a 49 % holding. The shareholders are BASF Española and SPIC (Sonatrach Petroleum Investment Corporation).
BASF SONATRACH invests nearly 10 million euros in its PDH plant in Tarragona
Propylene producer BASF SONATRACH PropanChem, will carry out a project to eliminate bottlenecks in the production process, which will increase the plant's annual capacity from 370,000 to 420,000 tons.
10 year PDH plant in Tarragona
March 16 2004 marked the inauguration of the PDH plant in Tarragona. This PDH plant generates approximately 100 jobs. To date, the plant has produced more than 2,000,000 (two million) tons of propy...