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BASF building production plant in Poland for emissions catalysts and more business news

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Plant Watch BASF building production plant in Poland for emissions catalysts November 6, 2012 — BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) is investing approximately €90 million in the first step to build a mobile emissions-catalysts production facility in Sroda Slaska, near WrocÅ‚aw, Poland. Construction of the new 40,000-m2facility — BASF’s largest in Europe — will begin before the end of the year. The plant will start production in the 1st Q of 2014. Additional expansion will follow, raising the total investment volume for the project to approximately €150 million. All ten planned light-duty and heavy-duty production lines are expected to be operating at full capacity by 2016.   Uhde wins mega contract for fertilizer plants in the U.S. November 5, 2012 — CF Industries has selected ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH (Uhde; Dortmund, Germany; www.uhde.eu) through its U.S. business partner, Uhde Corp. of America (Pittsburgh, Pa.), to provide engineering and services for two fertilizer complexes in the U.S. At its complex in Donaldsonville, La., CF Industries will construct a 3,300-metric tons per day (m.t./d) ammonia plant, a 3,500- m.t./d urea plant, a 1,520-m.t./d nitric acid plant and a urea-ammonium…
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