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SKC, BASF in Talks to Build Hydrogen Peroxide Plant in S. Korea

SKC, BASF in Talks to Build Hydrogen Peroxide Plant in S. Korea

South Korean chemicals maker SKC Inc. and Germany-based chemical firm BASF are close to clinching a deal later this year to build a hydrogen peroxide plant in the southern industrial city of Ulsan, company officials said Thursday.

SKC, a chemical unit under SK Group, has sought to use BASF's production license to build a propylene oxide facility with a 400,000-ton capacity in Ulsan, 414 kilometers southeast of Seoul.

If an agreement is reached by year-end, the two firms will start investing in the project early next year to complete it by 2018, SKC said.

Propylene oxide is a key raw material used for a wide range of industrial and commercial products.

BASF also has been negotiating with Belgium's Solvay to build a hydrogen peroxide plant with a 280,000-ton capacity in the city, a major hub for the nation's chemical and heavy manufacturing industry, the provincial government said.

On Thursday, senior officials of the three companies met with Ulsan city officials to discuss ways to launch the project, the provincial government said, noting that the deal is estimated at 1 trillion won (US$833.8 million).

SKC has been stepping up cooperation with global players to expand its business, forming a joint venture with Japan's Mitsui Chemicals last month for collaboration in R&D and overseas marketing.
SKC與巴斯夫洽談新建過氧化氫和環氧丙烷工廠

據官方消息稱,韓國SKC(隸屬SK集團)與德國巴斯夫將於今年下半年洽談協商,新建過氧化氫工廠,新工廠位於韓國蔚山南部工業區。

同時,SKC試圖使用巴斯夫生產許可證在蔚山新建年產40萬噸的環氧丙烷工廠。蔚山位於首爾東南414公里,是韓國重要的化工和重工業中心。

SKC表示,如果今年年底達成協議,兩公司將於明年年初啟動該項目,以期2018年前竣工。

此外,巴斯夫也正與比利時的索爾維協商在蔚山新建年產28萬噸的過氧化氫工廠。

日前,三家公司的高層領導與蔚山市政府官員進行會談,商議該項目啟動事宜;此次交易額約達1萬億韓元(8.338億美元)。

為擴大業務,SKC正積極加快與全球化工廠商的合作步伐。公司於今年7月與日本的三井化學共同組建了一家合資公司(MCNS),共同研究和開發海外市場業務。

環氧丙烷是生產聚氨酯產品的一大核心原料,應用於多種工業和商業產品。

Editor: Candy
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