Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / LyondellBasell Berre complex to have world-scale PP & PE units
LyondellBasell Berre complex to have world-scale PP & PE units
01
Apr '08
LyondellBasell Industries announced that it has completed the purchase of the Shell oil refinery and associated infrastructure and businesses at the Berre l'Etang petrochemical complex in France.

The refinery, with production capacity of 105,000 barrels per day, is adjacent to a LyondellBasell polyolefins complex at Berre that includes a steam cracker, butadiene extraction unit and world-scale polypropylene and polyethylene plants. LyondellBasell also has a polyethylene plant and a site that produces propylene oxide, MTBE and ETBE nearby at Fos-sur-Mer.

"The acquisition of the Berre refinery enhances raw material integration for our operations in France and supports our polyolefins business in Europe," said Volker Trautz, CEO of LyondellBasell. "Furthermore, this transaction puts us in a better position to build upon our fuels and chemicals businesses in Europe."

LyondellBasell has been the largest customer of the Berre refinery, purchasing naphtha, vacuum gas oil (VGO) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as raw material for its steam cracker. Other refined products include gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, bitumen and heating oil.

Approximately 1,500 employees will join LyondellBasell through this transaction, including about 500 Shell employees who already operate LyondellBasell's assets at the Berre complex.

In addition to its industry leadership in polyolefins, LyondellBasell is the largest producer of biofuels in the European merchant market with approximately 1.2 million metric tonnes per year of capacity at its plants in Fos-sur-Mer, France and Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The LyondellBasell plant at Fos-sur-Mer has the flexibility to produce both MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) and bio-ETBE (ethyl tertiary butyl ether) in support of the European biofuels directive. LyondellBasell also operates 268,000 barrels per day full-conversion refinery in the United States at Houston, Texas.

LyondellBasell Industries


Must ReadView All

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

The Pakistan government has notified the ‘Duty Drawback of Taxes...

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Ghana’s ministry of trade and industry has set up a taskforce to...

Courtesy: Coach

Fashion | On 21st Oct 2017

US company Coach to change name to Tapestry from Oct 31

Coach Inc., a New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile industry, India

Such fairs are a must for industry to showcase new innovations

Sonia Agarwal
Whitenife

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.1%
No
12.9%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.4%
No
28.6%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.7%
No
10.0%
Skip
4.3%

Total Votes: 70

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
75.7%
No
11.4%
Skip
12.9%

Total Votes: 70


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search