The partnership is complemented by the participation of the north-east regional association of the Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. (“German chemical industry association”). The different chemical sites are characterized by specific areas of expertise. All operating companies are distinguished by highly individualized performance spectra and site conditions. Also of particular note is the interlinking of the different sites and companies through a complex feedstock integration of pipelines and logistics networks. Within the framework of CeChemNet the partners follow an objective of developing the existing chemical sites further and to increase their competitiveness while safeguarding and creating jobs. Existing value chains are optimized together in terms of downstream industries. Chemical site networking is intensified within the feedstock networks. CeChemNet provides a basis for mutual experience exchange and contact management in the region and with national and international partners.
Since the mid 1990s, more than 600 businesses have settled, more than 17 billion Euros have been invested and more than 30,000 jobs have been created.
Covering 1.200 hectares, Chemiepark Bitterfeld-Wolfen is the largest open industrial site for chemical and pharmaceutical companies in Europe. Located in between the nation’s capital Berlin and its most dynamic region Halle/Leipzig the site is characterized by an industry focussing on fine and specialty chemicals as well as pharmaceuticals. Offering ideal conditions for successful growth and cost minimalization include 120 hectares of burden-free real estate, a modernized plug&play infrastructure, free market access to all services, an integrated feedstock based on inorganic chemicals – chlorine, hydrochloric acid, silicon tetrachloride, hydrogen, nitrogen and sodium hydroxide – utilities like water supply, wastewater disposal, electricity, natural gas and process steam, logistics as well as highly experienced workers. Accommodating over 70 manufacturing companies from global players like DOW, Bayer and Heraeus to various medium sized “hidden champions” Chemiepark Bitterfeld-Wolfen also owns an ultra-modern wastewater treatment plant. Its recycling management will be completed by the initial operation of a sludge recycling facility in 2021. More than 250 service companies onsite provide a wide range of competitively priced services like maintenance or waste disposal which enable the manufacturers focus on their core competencies. Chemiepark’s attraction furthermore leads to huge regional investments. The world’s major battery cell producer Farasis in addition to building a battery-cell production plant has just recently decided to move its European headquarter to Bitterfeld-Wolfen.
Chemiepark Bitterfeld-Wolfen GmbH
Dr. Michael Polk, Managing Director
Patrice Heine, Managing Director
Zörbiger Straße 22,
D – 06749 Bitterfeld-Wolfen
Phone: +49 (0)3493 / 72779
Telefax: +49 (0)3493 / 72817
BASF in Schwarzheide
As one of the biggest production sites of the BASF group in Europe, BASF Schwarzheide GmbH presents itself as modern and efficient with a quickly growing business in southern Brandenburg. More than 2.3 bn Euros have been invested since 1990. Offering outstanding benefits from a high-efficient infrastructure, brought know-how and skills, speed and highly competitive conditions, Schwarzheide is very attractive for investors in the chemical and plastics industry. The purpose „We create chemistry for a sustainable future” defines work at the Schwarzheide production site. Aiming to achieve CO2-neutral growth while bringing innovative products to the market by implementing the concept of circular economy is one of the main building blocks of BASF Schwarzheide GmbH. BASF is expanding its battery materials production capacity in Europe by building a new state-of-the-art plant for cathode active materials in Schwarzheide as part of its multi-step investment plan to support the European electric vehicle value chain. Profiting from its unique location in one of Europe’s largest renewables energy region the site aims to become a beacon for the energy transition in the chemical industry. As part of its transformation program “chEErs”, chemicals and energy from renewables in Schwarzheide, BASF examines with partners utilizing renewable energy sources as basis for new, innovative chemical value chains. The clients benefit from the site’s central location in the middle of the two major cities Berlin and Dresden directly at the new silk route as gateway between Eastern and Western Europe. Furthermore, the direct motorway access, the connection to the German Railway network of Deutsche Bahn as well as the intermodal rail terminal of Bertschi offer superb logistic connections. Investors who settle on the BASF site in Schwarzheide can utilize the comprehensive know-how and skills of the global chemical company BASF as well as a network of industrial plants and research facilities within the region.
BASF Schwarzheide GmbH
Jürgen Fuchs, Chairman of the Board
Andreas Seide, Site Marketing
D – 01986 Schwarzheide
Phone: +49 (0) 35752/ 62489
Leuna Chemical Complex
The protection of the environment and climate, resource conservation, recycling and energy efficiency – those sociopolitical key aspects define the future, sustainability and acceptance of chemical sites and, on the other side, are shaped by them as well. Leuna welcomes UPM at its chemical site and with it a supplier of ethylene glycol that is produced from renewable natural resources in industrial quantities. By choosing Leuna for this globally initial concept realization, the trust in the future and innovational strength of the chemical site are represented. Hydrogen, which is produced using electricity from renewable energies, will be strongly requested in upcoming years. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will provide a platform for hydrogen-electrolysis which offers future partners to test the technique under real, industrial conditions. Specific plans for the first industrial plant for producing hydrogen on an industrial scale do already exist. Despite their manifold characteristics, plastics are reviewed critically in respect of recycling processes. Therefore, the simplification of the recycling processes is a key aspect in gaining the clients acceptance. Starting in 2023, TOPAS Advanced Polymers will generate polymers which replace many of the usually combined materials in regard of their attributes. InfraLeuna sets itself the task of an optimized energy supply with its massive investment program while at the same time working intensively on the integration of its client’s plants. The chemical site of Leuna will undergo a significant change within the next two years which pays tribute to the economical and corporative requirements. More than ever, Leuna will be the place where agile and innovative companies can find ideal parameters for their investments.
Dr. Christof Günther, CEO
D – 06237 Leuna
Phone:+49 (0) 3461 / 430
Telefax: +49 (0) 3461 / 434290
Chemical and Industrial Park of Zeitz
The Chemical- und Industrial Park of Zeitz is an open industrial park aimed at the chemical industry in the South of Saxony-Anhalt. The companies are mostly medium-sized, owner-managed companies with a focus on “sustainable chemistry”. About 600 employees are working in these companies. Another 400 employees are working at the site in companies producing energy, industry-related services, as well as research and development. Due to intensive research in the field of environmental technology, the Chemical and Industrial Park of Zeitz was awarded model site for the removal of soil contaminations in 2001. Since its inauguration in the 1930s, the industrial site of Zeitz has been cutting-edge in the German basic chemical industry. Today, more than 50 highly innovative companies, among them almost 20 manufacturers from all over the world, gather in one of Germany’s smallest but fastest moving-forward chemical parks, the “Chemical and Industrial Park of Zeitz”. Manufacturers such as Italy’s Radici Chimica (adipic acid and cyclohexanol), US Puraglobe (base oils), Ukraine’s Interstarch (industrial starch), and home-grown Munzing (micronized waxes), Deurex (oil and chemical adsorbents) and Jowat (adhesives) have settled here. The park provides optimal conditions both for large-scale and family-owned enterprises. It is managed by “Infra-Zeitz Servicegesellschaft” which also runs the whole waterusage cycle for its clients: processing water, cooling water, deionized water, permeate, reserve steam, industrial wastewater treatment. Infra-Zeitz’s on-site partners complete the package with services from HR recruitment to certified laboratory tests, and pilot installations. The park is located only a few minutes car drive to one of Germany’s newcomer places to be, buzzing city of Leipzig.
Infra-Zeitz Servicegesellschaft mbH
Mr Arvid Friebe, Managing Director
D – 06729 Elsteraue
Phone: +49/ 3441/ 84 24 02
Telefax: +49/ 3441/ 84 20 29
Established in 1998, the ValuePark® has stood for the industrial park concept of the Dow Olefinverbund GmbH, a subsidiary of the international Material Science company Dow. Today, 27 companies operate in the chemical park, including international plastics manufacturers and plastics-processing companies, logistic providers and various service providers as well as leading research institutes. The ValuePark® offers a wide range of infrastructure services and products. Many of the products manufactured predominantly on site can be supplied “just in time”. In addition, the factory premises in Schkopau and Boehlen have very good transport links, being close to major motorways, with excellent rail connections as well as a modern container terminal in Schkopau. The attractive range of services provided is tailored to the needs of the companies on site and potential investors. It comprises utility generation and distribution, water supply and effluent disposal, analytics, security and health services, logistics and warehousing. Thus, the ValuePark® offers excellent conditions for investors. To date, the companies on site have invested over 1,200 million EUR, offering jobs for 2,300 employees and securing additional 1,000 jobs in partner companies.
Dow Olefinverbund GmbH
Anke Bökelmann, Manager ValuePark®
PF 1163, D-06201 Merseburg
Phone: +49 (0) 3461 / 49 4874
Telefax: +49 (0) 3461 / 49 3179
® Trademark of the Dow Olefinverbund GmbH