BASF Antwerp is Belgium’s largest Verbund site of chemistry and is also the second largest production site ofthe BASF group worldwide. The premises, located at the harbour in Antwerp, cover an area of 600 hectares and include 54 integrated production plants.

The compressor will be used for the extraction of butadiene, a raw material which is used, for example, in the production of synthetic rubber. The tire industry is one of the major customers of this rubber butadiene. Even the paper and plastics industry can make use of butadiene. BASF Antwerp extracts butadiene on the basis of raw C4, a product of the so-called steam cracker.

Technicians from Aerzen Belgium are currently completing the mechanical installation on site, while After-Sales and Quality Assurance specialists in Aerzen are engaged in the final jobs and tests concerning switch cabinets and software.