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BASF inaugurates chemical complex in India  

By Gerald Ondrey |

BASF India Ltd. today inaugurated its large-scale chemical production complex at Dahej in Gujarat, India. With a project cost of INR 1,000 crore (approximately €150 million), the site represents BASF’s single largest investment in India. The site was jointly inaugurated by Smt. Anandiben Patel, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat; Shri Saurabhbhai Patel, Hon’ble Minister for Finance, Energy and Petrochemicals, Government of Gujarat and Mr. Michael Heinz, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com). Heinz said: “As part of our investment plans of more than €10 billion in Asia Pacific between 2013 and 2020, we want to strengthen our production platform in India. With our new Dahej site we are enhancing our position as supplier with local production and can even better ‘create chemistry’ with our customers. With our advanced technologies and the commitment of our team in India, we will both contribute to and benefit from India’s huge market potential.” Dr. Raman Ramachandran, chairman, BASF Companies in India & Head South Asia, said: “With this production hub, including the first MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) splitter…
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