LOCATION DELFZIJL

“THE SYNERGY THAT HAS DEVELOPED HERE GOES BEYOND PRODUCT LEVEL. WE COLLABORATE AT ALL LEVELS: SERVICE, MAINTENANCE, SECURITY, SAFETY, TRAINING, ETC. AND IT WORKS.

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CHEMPORT DELFZIJL

Of all output of chemical industries in the Netherlands no less than 15% comes from Delfzijl. It all started with a soda ash plant in the Delfzijl port area. In its 4 decades’ history business expanded and a strong cluster of closely interlinked chemical factories, plants and related business developed. Chemport Delfzijl is characterized by the high level of synergy and collaboration. Within the chemical corridor in Europe, Delfzijl is one of the key locations, harbouring several key industries.

Chemport Delfzijl is a classic example of chemical industries exploiting local reserves. The region is rich in natural gas and salt. These reserves were – and still are – the basis for a cluster of base chemical industries including chlorine, chloro-alkali, soda ash, and methanol production plants. They, in turn, feed dozens of downstream special chemicals producers and manufacturers. Since September 2006 Chemport Delfzijl and Rotterdam are Akzo’s sole chlorine producing locations in the Netherlands. North Water operates a modern treatment plant for salty waste water.

FACTS & FIGURES

Cargo throughput 5,856,000 tonnes
Total area: 1,477 hectare
Land can be leased or bought
Still available: 468 hectares
Quay age Handelskade: 850 metres
Draught Delfzijl seaport: 9.0 metres
Draught Delfzijl inland port: 5.0 metres
Multimodal accessibility
Tankcleaning facility
Up to environment classi cation 1-6
Tankstorage capacity (Contitank Tankstorage, JPB Logistics, J. Wildeman Storage & Logistics, Vopak)

GREEN CHEMICALS: SUGAR BEET AS RAW MATERIAL

AkzoNobel and partners looking to turn sugar beet into raw materials. AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM), Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to investigate the possibility of producing chemicals from beet-derived sugar feedstock. The parties have asked Deloitte to perform a feasibility study to provide an independent critical review and economic assessment on the viability of several business cases for commercial production in the Delfzijl chemical cluster in the Netherlands. Part of ongoing industry efforts to replace increasingly scarce non-renewable raw materials, the partnership could potentially lead to the synthesis of a range of chemicals in a cost-effective and sustainable manner. It follows the recent publication of a report by Deloitte, which singles out the Netherlands as a cost leader in the production of sugar. The production of sugar beet is also expected to grow significantly due to impending de-regulation.

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HENRI KATS
business manager chemicals
E-mail: h.kats@groningen-seaports.com
Telefoon: +31 (0)6 4630 4274

IDEAL LOCATION FOR CHEMICAL COMPANIES

468 hectares greenfield available
Abundance of (wind) energy
Attractive land prices
Utilities
Chlorine and residual heat available
Present and future feedstock possibilities
Biobased opportunities

COMPANIES

AkzoNobel Delesto | AkzoNobel MCA | AkzoNobel MEB | AkzoNobel Salt | Avantium | Bio MCN | ChemCom Industries (former Dynea) | Contitank Tankstorage | Delamine | DOW Benelux | Dutch Glycerin Refinery | ESD-SIC | Evonik (former PeroxyChem and FMC) | Falck Fire Services | JPB Groep | J. Wildeman Storage & Logistics | Lubrizol Advanced Materials Resin | NAM | North Water | PPG Industries Chemicals | Reym | SGS | Siniat (former Lafarge Gips) | Stork | Tankcleaning Gebr. Borg | Teijin Aramid | Zeolyst

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