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Investment planning

Key investments in 2012

  • Construction of an MDI plant in Chongqing, China
  • Construction of a production complex for acrylic acid and superabsorbents in Camaçari, Brazil
  • New production wells in the Achimov deposits (Block IA, Achimgaz in Siberia, Russia)
  • Construction of the NEL transit pipeline in Germany

To enhance our chemical activities, we plan capital expenditures of €30 billion to €35 billion between 2011 and 2020; more than a third of this sum will be invested in emerging markets in order to further strengthen our presence in these fast-growing regions.

We are already planning or carrying out the following projects:

  • Expansion of our Verbund site in Nanjing, China (joint venture with Sinopec)
  • Expansion of our site in Malaysia (joint venture with PETRONAS)
  • Construction of an MDI plant in Chongqing, China
  • Construction of a TDI plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • Construction of an acrylic acid and superabsorbents production complex in Camaçari, Brazil
  • Construction of a sodium methylate plant in General Lagos (Rosario), Argentina
  • Construction of a production site for antioxidant blends in Bahrain
  • Construction of a production site for cathode materials in Elyria, Ohio

Planned capital expenditures by segment 2012–2016

Planned capital expenditures by region 2012–2016

In the Oil & Gas segment, our investments of around €5 billion by 2016 will focus mainly on the development of proven gas and oil deposits in Siberia, Argentina and Norway, as well as the exploration of new oil and gas reserves. Furthermore, we will continue to invest in the expansion of our gas transport and storage infrastructure, which includes the construction of the NEL transit pipeline and the Jemgum natural gas storage facility.

We plan investments totaling €3.5 billion to €3.8 billion in 2012. This figure already includes most of the projects named above. Our plans for 2012 include starting up an L-menthol plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and a production plant for battery materials in Elyria, Ohio.

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