Ludwigshafen, Germany - BASF and Masdar, an Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company, have formed a strategic partnership agreement for collaboration on the construction of Masdar City, "the world's first carbon-neutral and zero-waste city," a 19 Aug BASF statement said.
BASF will be the preferred supplier of construction materials and system solutions, including polyurethane materials, which will be used for the manufacture of insulating foams for thermal insulation of buildings, the statement said.
"BASF is a global market leader in products and system solutions for sustainable construction," said Walter Seufert, BASF president for Europe. "By cooperating with Masdar in the construction of Masdar City, we underline our commitment to energy-efficient, climate-friendly construction," he added.
Masdar City, currently in its first phase of construction, is approximately 30 km from downtown Abu Dhabi. (RD)