The biobased location of Northwest Europe

Changing the nature of chemistry

Around 15% of all the chemical products that are produced in the Netherlands come from Delfzijl. After the discovery of gas and salt in the region in the 1950s, Delfzijl became an industrial port with a strong chemical cluster. The chemical companies are linked in a chain and use each other’s products. With the green energy mix provided by wind turbines, solar panels, biomass and hydropower, and the opportunities offered by the agricultural hinterland, Delfzijl is becoming the biobased location in Northwest Europe.

Chemport Delfzijl

Chemport Delfzijl is salt and chlorine related with specialty and performance chemical companies on site and is an example of chemical industries exploiting local reserves. The region is rich in natural gas and salt. Bordering on the North Sea / Eems Estuary dykes, Chemport Delfzijl has direct access to sea, inland shipping, the motorway infrastructure of Northwest Europe, and railroad.
Strong agrocluster (Avebe, Suikerunie)
Strong chlorine cluster (Nouryon, former AkzoNobel)
Storage possibilities in salt caverns
Availability of green energy
Multimodal accessibility

The bio-based location of Northwest Europe!

The chemical industry in Delfzijl accounts for no less than 15% of all chemical products manufactured in the Netherlands.




By 2030, the Eemsdelta will be the most important green seaport and industrial region of the northern Netherlands. The chemicals and recycling industry in Delfzijl is fully bio-based. Thanks to the strong connection between energy and agribusiness in Eemshaven and the bio-based chemicals and recycling cluster in Delfzijl, a single efficient and competitive green seaport complex has been formed.

Government bodies, the corporate sector, knowledge institutes and social organisations all work closely together, which enables the corporate sector and knowledge institutes to adequately meet the demand for know-how, technology and manpower. Together with the excellent accessibility, quality of the living environment and location at the Wadden Sea world heritage site, this makes the Eemsdelta an extremely attractive spot for (new) companies and (new) inhabitants alike.


15% of all output of chemical industries in the Netherlands comes from Delfzijl
Utilities available like gas, salt, hydrogen, industrial water, nitrogen
Together with Rotterdam the only chlorine production location in the Netherlands
Steam network
Multimodal accessibility; congestion free port and hinterland
Total capacity of 8,000 MW of electrical power available
Green energy power mix from biomass, wind turbines, solar panels or hydro power
Largest onshore Dutch wind farm (300+ MW)
Largest Dutch solar park (30 MW)
Redundant energy grid
Greenfield business locations (468 hectares)
Mild climate, steady wind force for free cooling


Go for green and plug into your opportunities in Delfzijl.
Please contact our business manager.


business manager chemicals
Phone: +31 (0)6 4630 4274

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