Groningen Seaports is the manager of both seaports and the adjoining industrial sites. The core tasks of Groningen Seaports include the development and issue of new industrial sites in the port areas, facilitating new industries wishing to establish businesses at the ports and stimulating new business activities at the industrial sites of the ports.

The most significant growth in the years to come is expected to be found in the sectors Energy, Logistics, Offshore wind industry, Agribusiness, Chemicals, SME and Data. The location, the range of various types of business sites, the infrastructure, the space and the attractive land prices make the sites of Groningen Seaports ideally suitable as a place of establishment. Groningen Seaports has a further 450 hectares of land available, also directly on the water. Sites for port-related activities, for heavy industry, for the industrial small and medium-sized enterprise sector and for logistics companies. For new initiatives. For you.

USP’s Groningen Seaports

  • (Environmental) space
  • Industries present
  • Commercial ‘red carpet’ approach
  • Single point of contact with public authorities
  • Congestion-free port and hinterland (A31 -> Ruhr)
  • Pilot exemption for ships < 90 metres
  • Ecoports

 Energyparc Eemshaven           15b. Energy Park Eemshaven                   

  • 8,000 MW energy production
  • Over 325 hectares available
  • Investments amount 6 billion euro
  • Logistics hub in offshore wind industry
  • Ideal location for data centers

Energy is one of the most promising sectors for Eemshaven. A large part of Eemshaven has been earmarked for the development of energy-related industry: Energy Park Eemshaven. In a few years Eemshaven will accounting for the production of about 8,000 MW of energy, amply sufficient to supply half of the Netherlands with electricity! That makes it the Energy Port of the Netherlands, and perhaps even of Northwest Europe! In Eemshaven is still over 325 hectares business sites available. Parcels are obtainable in different dimensions varying from 0.2 to over 80 hectares.

Eemshaven is ideally geographically located for the offshore wind parks in the North Sea. It also meets all of the requirements (maritime and otherwise) for an offshore wind facility. Since thousands of wind turbines are to be built in the North Sea in the years to come, the offshore wind sector presents many opportunities for Eemshaven. Eemshaven is expected to develop into the logistics hub of the Netherlands’ offshore wind industry.

8. Chemical Industry in DelfzijlChemical Industry in Delfzijl    

  • Chlorine and residual heat at present
  • 435 hectareavailable
  • Gas, salt, hydrogen, industrial water, CO2, treatment capacity etc.
  • Tankstorage facilities
  • Biobased economy

The chemical industry in Delfzijl accounts for no less than 15% of all chemical products manufactured in the Netherlands. It began with a soda plant in the port area of Delfzijl. That was followed in the next 40 years by the development of a strong cluster of closely related chemicals plants, complexes and associated companies. The chemical cluster in Delfzijl is a unique collaborative effort between companies in which raw materials are exchanged, facilities are shared and attention is paid to safety, quality, people and the environment. The companies at Chemie Park are linked together like a chain and the park is characterized by a large measure of synergy. Within the European chemical industry Delfzijl is one of the key locations and the base for a number of vital industries. In Delfzijl is still over 435 hectares business sites available. Parcels are obtainable in different dimensions varying from 0.2 to over 80 hectares.

17.-Utilities-OosterhornRecycling and waste management in Delfzijl

  • (Environmental) space
  • 300 hectares available
  • Excellent multi-modal accessibility
  • Existing industry (chemicals cluster, energy)
  • Utilities present (incl. steam, gas, salt, chlorine, nitrogen)

The recycling sector is extremely diverse and is developing quickly, mainly driven by the need for sustainability, by pressure on the consumption economy and the scarcity of raw materials. Recycling innovations can be recognised in terms of re-use of waste materials, further use of residual materials from the agricultural and chemical industry, through to deployment of residual flows (residual heat, etc.) from production processes. Various ports and industrial complexes have also been seen to embrace this sector (such as Rotterdam). Re-use, recycling and related concepts are expected to reach new heights in the years to come, with sufficient growth potential to offer opportunities for those ports and industrial complexes which have the insight to facilitate further development of such closed loops in a smart manner. Not only recycling but also the “waste to resource” movement is resulting in a more circular economy, which is part of the Green Growth strategy (Groene Groei) of the current Dutch cabinet. The aim is to strengthen the Netherlands’ competitive position while at the same time releasing the pressure on the environment and dependence on fossil fuels.

The recycling and waste management sector requires a great deal of space for its activities. A 200 hectare area is still available for new companies and initiatives to the south of the Oosterhorn canal in Delfzijl. In total is in Delfzijl still over 435 hectares business sites available. Parcels are obtainable in different dimensions varying from 0.2 to over 80 hectares. Eemshaven also have free space available.