BASF and SOCAR – new phases of cooperation

Within the framework of the conference "BASF Solutions for SOCAR" held on June 20-21, 2018 in Baku, the companies discussed possible areas of cooperation in the field of hydrocarbon processing, innovative technologies for motor fuels, as well as new construction solutions for industrial structures.

The regular conference organized by BASF for the employees of manufacturing enterprises and research organizations, which are the units of SOCAR, was aimed at introducing the latest technologies and developments in the oil and gas industry as well as products applied in constructions at chemical industry enterprises. BASF also summarized the joint manifold activities between the companies in the construction of numerous chemical facilities of SOCAR. The specialists from the Production Union "AzeriKimya", Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery, Research Institute under SOCAR, Modernization Projects Management Department, SOCAR Carbamide Plant, "SOCAR Petroleum" Closed Joint-Stock Company, the Plants of "SOCAR Polymer" and "Ethylene-Polyethylene attended to the conference.

The first day of the conference, which took place in the SOCAR Tower, began with the keynote speech of Mr. Tolga Baysinop, the General Manager of BASF Caspian, "Concern BASF held a conference for employees of SOCAR and AzeriKimya, so that leading Azerbaijani enterprises could use the company's newest contribution to the development of world chemical technologies. This conference was entirely devoted to chemistry, starting from reagents for oil fields and ending with cooperation in the field of catalysts, fuel additives. On behalf of BASF, we expect new joint projects due to the results of the conference in the implementation of which we will be able to work on those exceptional challenges that arise in the activities of high-profile chemical enterprises". Then Mr. David Mammadov, the Vice President of SOCAR briefly spoke about the history of the establishment of SOCAR and informed regarding the development strategy of the company and stressed that such specialized conferences can help our partners to find chemical solutions for existing technical problems.

Since the first joint workshop in 2011, close cooperation has been established between the two companies in the field of application of products intended for industrial structures. During the construction of the SOCAR Tower (2016), concrete additives, repair materials and high-precision grouting products, floor coverings, sealing and insulating materials produced by BASF have been used. In addition to this, these construction solutions had been applied in the following projects: STAR Oil Refinery built by SOCAR Turkey (2018), the implementation of the second stage of the development of the Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea (2018), the modernization of the Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery, construction of the SOCAR POLYMER Plant (2018) and the Carbamide Plant (2018).

The second day of the conference was held at the building of AzeriKimya in Sumgait and began with the welcoming speech of Mr. Tolga Baysinop, the General Manager of BASF Caspian, Mr. Imran Arzumanzade, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Production Union AzeriKimya and Mr Rami Atikoglu, Managing Director of BASF Turkey and Azerbaijan.  Mr. Imran Arzumanzade, welcomed the organizers and participants, thanked the BASF management for the organization of the event and noted that as representing AzeriKimya he is interested in cooperation with BASF, the leader of the chemical industry and underlined that today's conference has given us a clear picture of why we need to expand our long-term and successful cooperation from established cooperation in the oil and gas 10 field to new areas related to chemistry.

During the two-day conference, BASF experts presented to the participants the latest achievements in the field of improving the quality of modern fuels and lubricants, told about the catalysts owing to them it is possible to improve the field of oil and gas processing. Additionally, products and developments in industrial construction were presented to the guests.

Participants showed a special interest to the presentation devoted to the products proposed by the BASF for the chemical industry enterprises. Here, the entire product range purchased by SOCAR under the construction of the latest most significant projects has been listed.

MasterGlenium – concrete additives, MasterSeal - waterproofing and sealing solutions, MasterBrace - solutions for reinforcing of the construction structures, MasterEmaco - materials for the repair of concrete and reinforced concrete, MasterFlow - solutions for mounting of equipment and steel structures, MasterTop - solutions for the decorative and industrial floors, Ucrete - floor coverings for food and chemical industries, MasterProtect - solutions for protecting structures from corrosion. 

All these developments characterized by increased technical parameters are used in the facilities where process chemicals, industrial wastes and natural chemicals have an impact. Petrochemical enterprises, sewage and industrial treatment plants, and specialized industries can be listed among them.  

About BASF

BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. In our activities, we combine economic successes with a careful attitude to the environment and social responsibility. BASF Group's employees, total number of which is more than 115 thousand, contribute to the successful improvement of our clients' business in various industries practically in all countries of the world. The structure of our business includes five main segments: chemicals, special products, functional materials and solutions, solutions for agriculture, oil and gas. According to the results of 2017, BASF's sales volume amounted to 64.5 billion Euros. BASF shares are traded on stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS).

About BASF Caspian

BASF Caspian is 100%-owned subsidiary of BASF SE and a member of the BASF group of Market Area Turkey and Azerbaijan. BASF Caspian carries out operational activities in the Republic of Azerbaijan, providing the industrial and construction sector of the country with high-quality materials produced using advanced German technologies. BASF Caspian is a leading supplier of chemical formulations and compositions for customers working in the construction industry. Due to continuous innovations and individual solutions, produced chemical additives contribute to the successful business of the companies which engaged in manufacturing finished concrete mixtures, pre-cast and ready-mixed concrete. In 2006, factory for the production of building materials was opened in the Sumgait city. Among the company's products are concrete additives, adhesives for ceramics, granite, marble, materials for concrete repair, waterproofing systems, polyurethane coatings for roof and floor applications as well as other chemical products. 

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