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INEOS completes acquisition of TotalEnergies’ petrochemical assets in southern France

08 April 2024

INEOS has completed the acquisition of TotalEnergies’ 50% share in four facilities at Lavera in southern France. The deal includes one of Europe’s largest steam crackers with an annual capacity of 720,000 tonnes of ethylene, an aromatics business with an annual capacity of 270,000 tonnes and a polypropylene business with an annual capacity of 300,000 tonnes.

Image: INEOS
Image: INEOS

The acquisition includes Naphtachimie (720 ktpa steam cracker), Appryl (300 ktpa polypropylene business), Gexaro (270 ktpa aromatics business) and 3TC (naphtha storage). The businesses were joint ventures between INEOS and TotalEnergies. A number of other infrastructure assets have also been acquired including part of TotalEnergies ethylene pipeline network in France.

INEOS will now fully integrate the Naphthachimie, Gexaro and Appryl petrochemical businesses, assets and infrastructure into INEOS Olefins & Polymers South at Lavera in southern France. Gexaro, which is located on the Lavera refinery site will continue to be operated by Petroineos.

Xavi Cros, CEO of INEOS Olefins & Polymers South, said: "We are pleased that we have today completed the acquisition of TotalEnergies petrochemical assets at Lavera. This is a major step forward for the INEOS French and South European businesses. We will now fully integrate these assets and enhance the competitiveness of our offer."

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