BASF’s most modern manufacturing site for mobile emissions catalysts in Europe


Bilfinger Tebodin has successfully completed a prestigious chemical project for BASF at its catalyst production plant in Poland, Sroda Slaska.

BASF is a German chemical company, the largest chemical producer in the world. It is active in various industrial segments and operates in more than 90 countries with approximately 120,000 employees.

As the world’s leading supplier of catalysts, BASF has expertise in the development of emission control technologies for a wide range of market applications that protect the air we breathe. This site in Poland is the most modern manufacturing site for mobile emissions catalysts in Europe. The plant was built on a 15-hectare greenfield site in a special economic zone in Sroda Slaska, Poland. The need for its extension occurred due to the stricter greenhouse gas emission standards in Europe. Therefore, this project brought economic and environmental benefits to the region.   

Our cooperation with BASF in Poland started in 2014, when Bilfinger Tebodin supported the first phase of the new catalyst production plant. Our main scope of service was quality & investor’s supervision and design verification, also we supported the general contractor of factory process & technology in preparing execution design.

In 2017, BASF decided to expand and again chose Bilfinger Tebodin as a reliable partner. Our team provided technical and quality supervision services using our knowledge of both the European standards and expectations of BASF.

Execution of the project was completed in December 2019. Our services included:  

• Quality and investor’s supervision for process/technological lines and equipment 

• Quality and investor’s supervision for civil engineering (construction, architectural, HVAC,
gas, sanitary, electrical, mechanical, anticorrosion and welding discipline) 

‘We relied on Bilfinger Tebodin for their professionalism, high technical knowledge and experience,” said Heinrich Terhorst, BASF Project Manager. ‘We are very satisfied with the services and recommend this company to all investors with similar assignments’.

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