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Leading the way in the sustainable chemicals industry in Germany

AFRY supported LANXESS, a specialty chemicals company, for increasing its plant’s production capacity of eco-friendly light-color sulfur carriers in Mannheim, Germany.

LANXESS has completed the expansion and the plant’s production capacity was increased by two kilotons per year and the project with an investment volume in the double-digit million euro range was completed in around two years as planned. AFRY provided engineering and project management services to the project since November 2021.

LANXESS offers Extreme Pressure additives that reduce wear on metal surfaces and prevent cold welding. They are used in metalworking fluids, greases, gear oils, and slideway oils. Most LANXESS Additin EP additives are eco-friendly and based on locally sourced, renewable raw materials.

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important topic for our customers. With our sustainable light-color sulfur carriers, we have the right offering to meet customer needs and further expand our market position in Extreme Pressure additives.

  Neelanjan Banerjee, Head of the LANXESS Lubricant Additives Business (LAB)

3D Model and aerial view of LANXESS production plant
3D Model and aerial view of LANXESS production plant

AFRY provided a range of services during project execution, including reviewing and updating the basic engineering package available at project start, value engineering, and detail engineering after the final investment decision by LANXESS. The detail engineering services included project management, project controlling, technical procurement, desk expediting, civil, layout and piping, mechanical, and construction execution planning.

We are honoured to have contributed to this project that will help LANXESS meet its customer needs and further expand its market position. This project has demonstrated that successful project execution requires all project parties to work together with a real team spirit and constructive cooperation, always keeping the new plant as a common goal in mind.

  Hendrik Schebesta, Project Manager at AFRY in Mainz, Germany


LANXESS production plant in Mannheim, Germany
Project facts

Project: Plant production capacity expansion of eco-friendly light-color sulfur carriers

Client name: LANXESS

Project location: Mannheim, Germany

Project duration: 2021-2024

AFRY Scope of Services delivered: detail engineering and project management services

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AFRY is globally positioned as the #4 top international design firm in non-petroleum chemicals (ENR 2023). AFRY services for the chemical industry sector include all phases of the client’s business development. Our multidisciplinary consulting, engineering and project management services cover the operating unit’s full lifecycle from early feasibility studies and FEED to CAPEX investments to daily operational support. We have a rich history in the process industry, with more than six decades of experience in designing and implementing complex global projects