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Chemical Consulting: Commercial and Feasibility Studies

Deep insight and robust analysis, provided by highly credible and experienced consultants, is crucial to effectively evaluate and pursue opportunities and new business ventures.

Built on IHS reputation for integrity and our comprehensive industry intellectual capital and proprietary information, our consulting team has developed extensive expertise performing commercial analyses and project feasibility studies to companies operating at any point across the chemical value chains.

Combining the unmatched breadth and depth of the information and insight provided in our multi-subscriber databases and reports, with our consultant’s first-hand industry experience, we uniquely understand the complex and dynamic chemical industry. With experience ranging from advising company executives, business development, analysts and project managers, IHS is equipped to provide guidance and critical thinking throughout project planning, development and execution phases.

We can help answer:
  • Where should my company’s next capital investment be?
  • How can I access competitive feedstocks?
  • Which are the growth markets and how can I position my business to take advantage of growth opportunities?
  • What is the commercial and financial feasibility of this project? Does it look attractive and how does it rate versus competitors?
  • What is the market outlook and how is the market impacted by global mega-trends, regional and local factors?
  • How is the market impacted by competing materials, substitution and regulations?
Our capabilities include:
  • Commercial planning
  • Competitive evaluation and benchmarking
  • Scenario analysis
  • Portfolio reviews
  • Primary market research
  • Trend analysis
  • Feasibility studies
  • Production cost benchmarking

Qualifications and Experience

This list is not exhaustive and is intended to serve as an introduction to IHS Chemical Consulting’s breadth of services offered:

Project NameProject Description
Petrochemicals Master Plan StudyIHS completed a comprehensive Master Plan study for the development of the petrochemicals sector for a client in the UAE to support the Emirate’s Vision 2030. IHS carried out comprehensive product screening and selection process and provided market, technology and cost competitiveness analyses, project economics, social and economic impact assessment of the Master Plan. The master plan was translated into a business case to show the impact on the economy of the Emirate, its competitive position and overall economic attractiveness. The Master Plan shows the potential for new industry clusters to emerge in downstream industries reliant on petrochemicals as primary inputs. It also includes a socio-economic impact analysis which catalogues the social and economic impacts the region can expect.
Feedstocks SourcingA major consumer of C5 and C9 feedstocks in Europe was facing a feed-sourcing issue as cracker in Europe move to lighter feedstocks. IHS utilised the in-depth knowledge of its olefins’ experts who have day-to-day contact with major players in the olefins industry to model every cracker in EMEA, determining the volumes of co-products produced by each cracker over the next ten years. Also provided ideas for potential new sources and valuation ranges.
Market Study on Lactic AcidA major global petrochemical company with interests in the production and marketing of lactic acid wished to develop a deeper understanding of the lactic acid markets, outside of its use in PLA. IHS carried out a major primary research exercise to understand the applications for lactic acid outside of its use as a polymer for making “green” bottles and the drivers for growth in the other applications. IHS was able to assess the major competing acids and how the price of lactic acid impacts its penetration of these markets.
CIS Petrochemical Producer, Feasibility StudyIHS undertook a major study for a CIS client who had a large amount of gas condensate feedstock which they wished to monetize. The study included a review of the best location to convert this feedstock to petrochemicals along with a range of potential configurations at each location, informed by an analysis and forecasts of markets for polymers, aromatics and synthetic rubbers, technology and competitiveness assessment and financial evaluation (cash flow modelling).

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