ICIS plants & projects

The ICIS plants database is a worldwide listing of nameplate production capacities for the main industrial bulk chemicals.

The ICIS projects database is a worldwide listing of proposed new capacity, with projects included from the pre-feasibility study phase through to completion. On completion, project records are transferred to the plants listing.

Information is updated on an ongoing basis from reports published in ICIS news, ICIS pricing, ICIS Chemical Business, company press statements and other reputable sources. Where information conflicts, the information provided is ICIS’ best estimate. There is a time delay of up to 24 hours for updated information to appear on this web site.

Each plant has an individual listing which shows:

  1. Company (or owner/operator) – the name of the operator of the facility. Where there has been a change in ownership, the name of the current operator is given. For joint ventures, the joint venture company name is used.
  2. Facility location – the name of the site, town or city where the facility is located. This also includes the plant designation where an operator has more than one plant at the same site.
  3. Administrative region – the name of the county, prefecture, province or state of the facility.
  4. Country – the nation in which the facility is located.
  5. Product(s) – the product(s) manufactured. This may also include the form or grade of product.
  6. Capacity – the capacity is the nameplate capacity of the facility, where the nameplate capacity is defined as the maximum amount of product which the plant is designed to produce in a full calendar year. 
  7. Units – typically in tonnes/year
  8. Onstream date – the date the facility was brought on stream (if known).
  9. Status – facilities are assigned a status according to:
    1. operating – the facility is operational. A facility is generally assumed to be ‘operating’ regardless of temporary shutdowns for routine maintenance, unforeseen technical problems or short-term economic reasons.
    2. idle – the facility is not operating for an extended period. 
    3. mothballed – the facility has been mothballed.
    4. closed – the facility has been recently closed. Long-term closures are removed from the plant database.
    5. not operating – the facility is not operating but the exact status or length of closure is not known to ICIS.
    6. not known – the operating status of the plant is not known to ICIS.
  10. Contractor – the engineering contractor responsible for the design, engineering or construction of the facility.
  11. Information sources – links to news articles which reference the facility. The links are listed in descending date order.
  12. Published note – additional relevant or related information.
  13. Last updated – the date on which at least some of the information contained within a plant record was last updated to the database.

Each project has an individual listing which shows:

  1. Organisation name/operator – the name of the operator of the proposed or expanded facility. Where there has been a change in ownership, the name of the current operator is given. For joint ventures, the joint venture company name is used.
  2. Facility location – the name of the site, town or city where the facility or proposed facility is located. This also includes the plant designation where an operator has more than one plant at the same site.
  3. Administrative region – the name of the county, prefecture, province or state of the facility.
  4. Country – the nation in which the facility is located.
  5. Product(s) – the product(s) manufactured.
  6. Capacity – for new plant build, the capacity is the nameplate capacity of the new facility; this may be indicated as an estimate or a range. For expansions, both the additional capacity and the new total nameplate capacity are given (where known). The nameplate capacity is defined as the maximum amount of product which the plant is designed to produce in a full calendar year. 
  7. Units – typically in tonnes/year
  8. Onstream date – the date, or range of dates over which, the facility or expanded capacity is expected to be brought on stream.
  9. Status – facilities are assigned a status according to the phase of the project: approved, cancelled, commissioned, complete, construction underway, delayed, engineering underway, mechanically complete, not active, on hold, on indefinite hold, part complete, pending, planned, postponed, pre-feasibility, shelved, study, study (feasibility), study (plans revived), study (pre-feasibility), study (suspended), suspended, uncertain.
  10. Contractor – the engineering contractor responsible for the design, engineering or construction of the facility.
  11. Publications – links to news articles which reference the project. The links are listed in descending date order.
  12. Last updated – the date on which at least some of the information contained within a project record was last updated to the database.
Quick Product Downloads
Plants

The Quick Product Download produces an Excel spreadsheet with columns:

  • A – Product – the product manufactured.
  • B – Company – the name of the operator of the facility.
  • C – Region – the name of the county, prefecture, province or state of the facility.
  • D – Country -  the nation in which the facility is located.
  • E – Location – the name of the site, town or city where the facility or proposed facility is located.
  • F – Capacity – the nameplate capacity of the facility.
  • G – Unit – typically tonne/year.
  • H – Status – operating, idle, mothballed, closed, not operating, not known – defined as above.
  • I – Contractor - the engineering contractor responsible for the design, engineering or construction of the facility.
Projects

The Quick Product Download produces an Excel spreadsheet with columns:

  • A – Product – the product to be manufactured.
  • B – Company – the name of the operator of the facility.
  • C – Region – the name of the county, prefecture, province or state of the facility.
  • D – Country – the nation in which the facility is located.
  • E – Location – the name of the site, town or city where the facility or proposed facility is located.
  • F & G – Capacity Type and Capacity
    1. Total - the total nameplate capacity of new plant build.
    2. Expansion – the new total nameplate capacity following an expansion of an existing facility.
    3. Estimated – the estimated total nameplate capacity of new plant build or following an expansion of an existing facility.
  • H – Unit – typically tonne/year.
  • I – Onstream date  – the date the facility or expanded capacity is expected to be brought on stream.
  • J – Status – according to the phase of the project (see above).
  • K – Contractor – the engineering contractor responsible for the design, engineering or construction of the facility.
How to use ICIS plants & projects

If you have a subscription to the Plants & Projects service (either stand alone or as an addition to an ICIS News subscription) you have unlimited access to search, view and download information from the databases. To locate information;

Either: click on ‘plant search’ or ‘project search’ and then insert the criteria on which you wish to search. You will then be able to download your results to Excel.

Or: use the Quick Product Downloads for a global listing of any one product. 

Please note more detailed information is obtained via the ‘plant search’ or ‘project search’ option.

Please be aware: The ICIS plants and projects database reflects data appearing in the public domain. If your need is for a more consultative or advisory styled database, this is best served by a subscription to ICIS’ full supply and demand database, ATEC.

More information on the ATEC database can be found at http://www.icis.com/chemicals/channel-info-about/analysis-supply-and-demand-database/ and a demo can be arranged.