DELFZIJL
Circular hub and biobased location of Northwest Europe

The port of Delfzijl consists of an outer basin and an inner basin. The eastern part of this port is destined for professional shipping and the western part for recreational shipping. Handelshaven is accessed via the 6km long Zeehavenkanaal. The north side of this canal consists of a breakwater, where 14 of Delfzijl’s total of 19 wind turbines generate green energy. To its south there are various loading and unloading facilities for the purpose of transhipping chemical products or raw materials for the chemical industry.

Chemport Delfzijl

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, biomass and hydropower, and the opportunities offered by the agricultural hinterland, Delfzijl is becoming the biobased location in North-West Europe.
Strong agrocluster (Avebe, Suikerunie)
Strong chlorine cluster (AkzoNobel)
Large-scale storage possibilities
Availability of green energy
Multimodal accessibility

Recycling

The circular economy plays an important role in the economic development of Groningen’s seaports, especially in Delfzijl. 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. Is in the recycling sector often the ‘nimby’-principle (not in my backyard) still active, Delfzijl even opens its front yard to accommodate the recycling business industry!
Space; 490 hectares available
Synergy / site sharing possibilities
Heaviest category of industry (5.3) allowed
Excellent accessibility
Energy and residual heat available

DELFZIJL

CIRCULAR HUB AND BIOBASED LOCATION OF NORTHWEST EUROPE

INDUSTRIAL PORT

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, biomass and hydropower, and the opportunities offered by the agricultural hinterland, Delfzijl is becoming the biobased location in North-West Europe. Waste is used increasingly as a raw material for the chemical sector or is turned into energy. The circular economy plays an important role in Delfzijl, which is rapidly turning into the perfect location for the recycling and waste industry.

PORT OF DELFZIJL

The port of Delfzijl consists of an outer basin and an inner basin. Handelshaven is the logistic heart of the port area and is located near the old city centre of Delfzijl. The eastern part of this port is destined for professional shipping and the western part for recreational shipping. Handelshaven is accessed via the 6km long Zeehavenkanaal. The north side of this canal consists of a breakwater, where 14 of Delfzijl’s total of 19 wind turbines generate green energy. To its south there are various loading and unloading facilities for the purpose of transhipping chemical products or raw materials for the chemical industry.

FACTS & FIGURES

Transhipment 5,128,000 tonnes (2015)
Surface area: 1,469 hectares
Available: approx. 490 hectares
Quay length: 850 metres
Draught of seaport: 9 metres
Depth of inner basins: 5 metres
15% of total Dutch chemical production

BUSINESS MANAGERS

SASKIA KOERS
business manager
recycling & waste management
E-mail: s.koers@groningen-seaports.com
Phone: +31 (0)6 206 112 55

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

PORT MAP DELFZIJL

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