Investment planning

  • Investments of around €4.0 billion planned for 2015

For the period from 2011 to 2020, we have planned capital expenditures between €30 billion and €35 billion. More than a third of this sum will be invested in emerging markets, further strengthening our presence in these growth markets. Compared with 2014, we plan on lower annual investments for the period from 2015 to 2020. The bulk of our spending in 2014 was on major projects that will start up in 2015, such as an MDI plant in Chongqing, China; a TDI plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany; and an acrylic acid and superabsorbent complex in Camaçari, Brazil.

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

Capital expenditures: Selected major projects




Camaçari, Brazil


Construction: production complex for acrylic acid and superabsorbents

Caojing, China


Construction: chemical catalysts

Geismar, Louisiana


Construction: formic acid plant

Kuantan, Malaysia


Construction: aroma chemicals complex

Ludwigshafen, Germany


Construction: TDI plant



Replacement: nitric acid plants



Expansion: lubricants

Ludwigshafen and Schwarzheide, Germany


Expansion of capacities for F 500® and Xemium® fungicides

Nanjing, China


Construction: specialty amines plant

Shanghai, China


Construction: coating resins

Theodore, Alabama


Construction: chelating agents

In the Oil & Gas segment, our investments of around €4.1 billion by 2019 will focus mainly on the development of proven gas and oil deposits in Argentina, Norway and Russia, as well as on the exploration of new oil and gas reserves.

For 2015, we plan investments totaling around €4.0 billion1, particularly for the major projects listed above.

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

Capital expenditures by segment, 2015–2019
Capital expenditures by segment 2015–2019 (pie chart)
Capital expenditures by region, 2015–2019
Capital expenditures by region 2015–2019 (pie chart)