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Here is a brief history of our business purchases and achievements
Rosignano: OPENS a new advanced polymer pilot plant to integrate recycled components into new resins
INEOS ANNOUNCES agreement with Viridor to take thousands of tonnes of recycled polymer to generate a hybrid polymer partially made from mechanically recycled plastic
Köln: FIRST site to receive RSB certification enabling the manufacture of “Bio-attributed” polymers
INEOS ANNOUNCES Antwerp as the location for the €3 billion Project One site
INEOS announces €2.7 billion investment to CONSTRUCT the first cracker in Europe for over 20 years
Köln: OPENS new €30 million office centralising the customer service centre and administration
INEOS signs agreement to BUILD the largest butane storage tank in Europe
Köln: CELEBRATES 50 years of operations at the site
First DEPARTURE of INEOS Intrepid, one of INEOS’ Dragon ships, carrying the historic first shale gas shipment from the US to Europe
Grangemouth: The new office OPENS as part of a £450 million investment in the site.
Grangemouth: CONSTRUCTION of Europe’s largest ethane tank begins.
INEOS DESIGNS and CONSTRUCTS the world’s largest gas carrier ship announced to bring ethane from the US to Europe
INEOS Olefins (Europe) and INEOS Polyolefins (Europe) are combined to form the current INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe business
INEOS acquires Hydro Polymers and the remaining 50% share of the Noretyl Cracker at Rafnes from Norsk Hydro.
Köln: Expansion of the Cracker by 100KTPA of Ethylene
INEOS acquires Borealis Norway and 50% of the Noretyl Cracker at Rafnes
INEOS restructures INNOVENE and forms INEOS Olefins (Europe) and INEOS Polyolefins (Europe) as two of its eleven 'stand alone' business units
INEOS acquires INNOVENE, BP's global Petrochemicals division, with BP, Solvay and Amoco heritage
BP acquires PE business from Solvay
Köln: Ethane Cracker line commissioned
Lillo HDPE train 2 commissioned
Joint venture is agreed for all PE activities between BP and Solvay.
BP acquires the Solvay PP business
Köln: BP acquires the Bayer share of the EC-ERDÖLCHEMIE joint venture and changed name to BP Köln.
Grangemouth: train 2KG Cracker commissioned
Geel: PP2 is commissioned
Grangemouth: KG Cracker train 1 commissioned
Lillo: start of HDPE & PP production
Lavéra: Cracker №4 further debottlenecked to 700KTPA
Köln: start-up of cracker №5
Sarralbe PP production starts
Lavéra: New PE plants using a gas phase process, designed by research team opens
Köln: start-up of cracker No4. Sarralbe HDPE production starts
Geel site is established
Rosignano: HDPE production unit starts
Grangemouth: Polyethylene production starts
Köln: Site founded as 'EC-ERDÖLCHEMIE', a joint venture of BP and Bayer
Lavéra: Naphtachimie created by 3 partners: Pechiney, Kuhlmann and SGHP (first company name of BP in France)