BASF opened a new concrete admixture plant in Wuhan to manufacture advanced concrete admixtures to benefit customers in central China's major provinces including Hubei, Hunan and Jiangxi.
Located in Wu Han Dun Kou Economy and Development Zone, the Wuhan plant produces BASF's full portfolio of concrete admixtures which enable ready-mix concrete producers to improve concrete strength and workability, thus contributing to construction durability and efficiency.
"The opening of the Wuhan plant represents a key step forward to expanding our business in China," said Xu Huang, general manager of BASF's Construction Chemicals Greater China. "This production site in central China will increase our capabilities to serve the fast-growing infrastructure construction sector and offer state-of-the-art products and services, for example for ports, bridges, subways and tunnels."
Wuhan government is planning to invest approximately RMB30 billion on infrastructure construction in 2008, an increase of 32% compared with 2007. The investment is estimated to top RMB200 billion by 2011. One significant project in which BASF is involved in Wuhan is the Tianxingzhou Yangtze River Bridge.
BASF's Construction Chemicals business has been active in concrete admixture production in China since 1988 and the launch of the Wuhan plant marks the eleventh construction chemicals production facility in the country.