Base & commodity chemicals

Growth in emerging markets is driving demand for petrochemicals: but the industry itself is in transition. Bureau Veritas supports manufacturers to innovate and achieve efficiency.  

Cost effective building plant & Maintaining efficient production

Your challenges

Investment in petrochemicals infrastructure is buoyant. National oil companies are diversifying by investing in new world-scale, refinery-integrated petrochemicals. Established chemicals companies, meanwhile, are focusing on core competencies to stay competitive and pursuing growth via M&A transactions. All producers need to ensure their facilities are safe, compliant and built and operated to the latest (digital) technology. They also seek to avoid unplanned shutdowns, reduce energy consumption, be more sustainable and ensure the quality of both the feedstock they use as raw materials and the chemicals products they sell.

How we support you

Bureau Veritas’ integrated TIC solutions maximize the value of your assets and ensure operational continuity throughout the lifecycle. Our focus is on adopting proven lean integrated quality and risk assessment practices during engineering, procurement and construction of assets. We are also developing next-generation asset management services, and aim to guide our clients to make effective use of digital and advanced analytics to reach new levels of productivity.

  • CAPEX services for safe plant construction
    Our design and construction services help you develop refinery and laboratory facilities on time, on budget and to specifications. We develop inspection and maintenance engineering plans from the outset to support asset integrity throughout the asset’s life. 
  • OPEX services for quality, safety and reliability
    Services such as Process Safety Management and inspections of pressure equipment support safe operations. Our comprehensive approach to asset integrity management combines Risk Based Inspection and Reliability Centered Maintenance approaches with non-destructive testing. The aim: to avoid shutdowns and help you optimize Total Cost of Ownership.
  • Handover services
    As petrochemicals producers accelerate global consolidation to boost profitability, get access to the upstream value chain and scale up, Bureau Veritas provides Technical Due Diligence to help investors and insurance companies understand the condition of assets acquired.
  • Product testing and certification
    Petrochemicals such as methanol, ethylene and propylene are essential to industrial and consumer products. Bureau Veritas’ worldwide network of testing laboratories analyses the quality of base and commodity chemicals, and the feedstock used in their manufacture.

Digital solution

Make data-driven decisions based on an up-to-date view of your assets.

Supporting chemicals exports

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a European Union regulation addressing the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. Bureau Veritas’ testing services enable chemicals producers to demonstrate compliance and access EU markets.