ineosINEOS Köln GmbH (2000 staff) operates the largest petrochemical site of the INEOS Group in Germany. The manufacturing units at the site in Cologne, Germany, produce key raw materials for other INEOS businesses and for external customers. The European business is also a leading European polyolefins producer, with a full range of HDPE, LLDPE, LDPE and PP products.

INEOS Köln GmbH benefits from economics of scale and close proximity to both feedstock and customers as well as from the high integration with the different plants for derivatives, such as ethylene oxide, propyl‐ene oxide, acrylonitriles and others. The highly integrated site at Cologne is focused on the achievement of high reliability, quality and cost leadership. One of the outstanding properties of the petrochemical site is the strong integration of both the production units and the power plant though complex networks of energy, off‐gases, intermediates and product streams. The operation of the integrated site is already complex, its optimization through a combination of a central and existing decentralized optimisation schemes is a future challenge for the company.

Role in the project :

Case study provider. Contributor to WP 4 (Tasks 4.1 Engineering framework specification, Task 4.3 Information modeling and management and Task 4.5 Testing and validation) and to WP 5. Industry driven case studies of real applications and synthesis.