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    Within the framework of the conference "BASF Solutions for SOCAR" held on June 20-21, 2018 in Baku, the companies discussed possible areas of cooperation in the field of hydrocarbon processing, innovative technologies for motor fuels, as well as new construction solutions for industrial structures. 

    The regular conference organized by BASF for the employees of manufacturing enterprises and research organizations, which are the units of SOCAR, was aimed at introducing the latest technologies and developments in the oil and gas industry as well as products applied in constructions at chemical industry enterprises. BASF also summarized the joint manifold activities between the companies in the construction of numerous chemical facilities of SOCAR. The specialists from the Production Union "AzeriKimya", Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery, Research Institute under SOCAR, Modernization Projects Management Department, SOCAR Carbamide Plant, "SOCAR Petroleum" Closed Joint-Stock Company, the Plants of "SOCAR Polymer" and "Ethylene-Polyethylene attended to the conference.

    The first day of the conference, which took place in the SOCAR Tower, began with the keynote speech of Mr. Tolga Baysinop, the General Manager of BASF Caspian, and Mr. David Mammadov, the Vice President of SOCAR. David Mammadov spoke about the history of the establishment of SOCAR and the development strategy of the company, and stressed that solutions regarding environmental issues should be reflected in the long-term programs for the development of the industry.

    Since the first joint workshop in 2011, close cooperation has been established between the two companies in the field of application of products intended for industrial structures. During the construction of the SOCAR Tower (2016), concrete additives, repair materials and high-precision grouting products, floor coverings, sealing and insulating materials produced by BASF have been used. In addition to this, these construction solutions had been applied in the following projects: STAR Oil Refinery built by SOCAR Turkey (2018), the implementation of the second stage of the development of the Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea (2018), the modernization of the Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery, construction of the SOCAR POLYMER Plant (2018) and the Carbamide Plant (2018).

    The second day of the conference was held at the building of AzeriKimya in Sumgait. Mr. Imran Arzumanzade, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Production Union AzeriKimya, welcomed the organizers and participants, thanked the BASF management for the organization of the event, and noted that as the representative of AzeriKimya he is interested in cooperation with BASF, the leader of the chemical industry.
    During the two-day conference, BASF experts presented to the participants the latest achievements in the field of improving the quality of modern fuels and lubricants, told about the catalysts owing to them it is possible to improve the field of oil and gas processing. Additionally, products and developments in industrial construction were presented to the guests.
    Participants showed a special interest to the presentation devoted to the products proposed by the BASF for the chemical industry enterprises. Here, the entire product range purchased by SOCAR under the construction of the latest most significant projects has been listed.

    MasterGlenium – concrete additives, MasterSeal - waterproofing and sealing solutions, MasterBrace - solutions for reinforcing of the construction structures, MasterEmaco - materials for the repair of concrete and reinforced concrete, MasterFlow - solutions for mounting of equipment and steel structures, MasterTop - solutions for the decorative and industrial floors, Ucrete - floor coverings for food and chemical industries, MasterProtect - solutions for protecting structures from corrosion.

    All these developments characterized by increased technical parameters are used in the facilities where process chemicals, industrial wastes and natural chemicals have an impact. Petrochemical enterprises, sewage and industrial treatment plants, and specialized industries can be listed among them.