La Canonja (Tarragona) - The BASF location in Tarragona will have a hydrocarbon recycling plant with a treatment capacity of 15,000 tons per year and industrial water treatment production capacity of 25,000 tons per year. Factory is in production in early 2011

Today the first stone of the new plant to be built by the Tarragona company IGEST.RES (Integració i Gestió de Residus SL) has been laid on approximately 14,000 square meters of land in the southern area of the BASF complex.

The initial investment is estimated at six million euros and will create 25 new direct jobs, the company BASF reported today.

According to the head of BASF's activities in Spain and Southern Europe, Erwin Rauhe, the implementation of IGEST.RES in BASF's fields is "especially attractive and significant due to the creation of important synergies, such as the use of common infrastructures , logistics and shared services ".

Rauhe has stressed that it will expand the range of services for the BASF production center in particular, and for the chemical polygon of Tarragona and the port by extension.

For his part, the CEO of IGEST.RES, Carles Rovira, underlined "the advantage of being installed in an important production center, with infrastructures designed and dimensioned expressly for a chemical industrial environment, which gives IGEST.RES some very important competitive advantages. "

For the mayor of La Canonja, Roc Muñoz, "it is a pride that local companies are installed in our city and interact with the economic development in Tarragona."

The start-up of the plant is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011.

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