INEOS Köln achieves over 90% Plant Utilization with AIMMS-based Application

Over 90% plant utilization

Improved speed and agility

Greater transparency

Optimizing a complex integrated production process

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Minimizing losses in utilization with an optimized plan

INEOS was using a production simulation tool called DISPO to inform production planners of possible constraint violations such as tank overflows, feedstock or product shortages, and the necessary turnarounds of production units. Driven by technology changes and changing business requirements, INEOS Köln started looking for a new toolset to meet their needs and support future developments. A pilot study was conducted in AIMMS to model INEOS’ production process. The study resulted in a new DISPO App that was ready to use within a few months. An additional App for steam cracking optimization was developed in AIMMS. 

 

About INEOS Köln

INEOS Köln is one of the largest petrochemical sites worldwide. Established as a joint venture in 1957 (as “EC Erdölchemie GmbH”), the company was acquired by BP in 2001. Today, it is part of the INEOS group. It employs 1,900 people and is a key raw materials supplier to the chemical industry. 

 

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