Investment planning

Key investments in 2014

  • Construction of a TDI plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • Construction of an MDI plant in Chongqing, China
  • Construction of production complex for acrylic acid and superabsorbents in Camaçari, Brazil
  • Development of Edvard Grieg and Knarr oil deposits in Norwegian North Sea
  • Field development of Achimov formation in Siberia, Russia

To enhance our chemical activities, we are planning capital expenditures of €30 billion to €35 billion for the period between 2011 and 2020; more than a third of this sum will be invested in emerging markets, further strengthening our presence in these growth markets.

In particular, we are already planning or carrying out the following major projects:

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Capital expenditures: selected major projects



Camaçari, Brazil

Construction: production complex for acrylic acid and superabsorbents

Chongqing, China

Construction: MDI plant

Geismar, Louisiana

Construction: formic acid plant

Ludwigshafen, Germany

Construction: TDI plant


Replacement: nitric acid plants

Ludwigshafen and Schwarzheide, Germany

Expansion of capacities for F 500®
and Xemium® fungicides

Shanghai, China

Construction: Ultramid® plant


Construction: coating resins

Środa Śląska, Poland

Construction: mobile emissions catalysts plant

Theodore, Alabama

Construction: chelating agents

In the Oil & Gas segment, our investments of around €4 billion by 2018 will focus mainly on the development of proven gas and oil deposits in Russia, Norway and Argentina, as well as the exploration of new oil and gas reserves.

For 2014, we plan investments of around €4.4 billion1, particularly for the major projects named above.

1 Excluding additions to property, plant and equipment resulting from acquisitions, capitalized exploration, restoration obligations and IT investments

Planned capital expenditures by segment 2014–2018
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Planned capital expenditures by region 2014–2018
Planned capital expenditures by region 2014–2018 (pie chart)Enlarge image