Bayer’s Germany TDI project on track to start up in 2014

19 July 2013 15:41  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Bayer MaterialScience’s 300,000 tonne/year world-scale toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) plant at Dormagen near Cologne is on track for start-up in the second half of 2014, the company said in an update on Friday.

Bayer said that construction of the plant’s basic structure was complete. The company marked the event in a traditional “topping out” ceremony, known as ‘Richtfest’.

“With this world-scale plant, Dormagen will become the new TDI production centre in Europe,” said Joachim Wolff. Wolff is responsible for polyurethanes in Bayer MaterialScience's executive committee.

Garrelt Duin, economics minister of Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia state, who was attending the ceremony, said that Bayer’s project underlined the international competitiveness of the state as a site for chemical production in Europe.

In January, Bayer had received final approval from German authorities to build and operate the TDI plant.

Additional reporting by Franco Capaldo

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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