In Port of Antwerp-Bruges, industry and logistics go hand in hand. Antwerp is home to the largest integrated chemical cluster in Europe. Bruges is one of the main entry points for the supply of LNG in Northwest Europe. This is an ideal combination to become the green energy hub of the future.
The diversity of the industry is unique in the world. It brings some of the most cutting-edge logistical experts together for the safe storage, handling and distribution of oil, chemical products and gases.
The refineries of TotalEnergies and ExxonMobil, and the three steam crackers in Antwerp ensure the stable local availability of raw materials.
The close cooperation between the companies, both in the chemical cluster at the production level and in the field of energy and services such as sustainable waste treatment, ensures extremely cost-efficient production. Various global players in the chemical production sector are based in Antwerp, either logistically or with a production unit.
LNG in Bruges
Bruges has had infrastructure for the storage and transshipment of LNG since 1987 and is one of the main entry points for LNG supplies in Northwest Europe. The Fluxys LNG terminal was built for loading and unloading ships carrying LNG. The LNG is temporarily stored in buffer tanks with a capacity of 9 billion m³ on an annual basis. The LNG is distributed via LNG ships or LNG trucks.
Industry of the future: NextGen innovation zones
The NextGen District network is a hotspot bustling with new ideas and creative entrepreneurship. NextGen District is located in an industrial environment, close to the largest integrated chemical cluster in Europe. This allows for interaction with existing companies and suppliers in the industry. This reinforcing effect provides a competitive advantage to both new and existing businesses.
Air Liquide, Fluxys Belgium and Port of Antwerp-Bruges awarded EU funding for building the Antwerp@C CO2 Export Hub
The EU Commission announced it will grant Air Liquide, Fluxys Belgium and Port of Antwerp-Bruges €144.6 million under the Connecting Europe Facility for Energy (CEF-E) funding program. The funding ...
Antwerp@C project takes a major next step towards halving CO2 footprint at Port of Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerp@C has the ambition to support industries’ efforts towards a 50% CO2 emissions’ reduction within the Port of Antwerp by 2030 through the creation of a common CO2 infrastructure.
New milestone in sustainable methanol production in the port of Antwerp
The port of Antwerp is taking an important step forward in the transition to alternative energy sources and a sustainable, low-carbon circular port. The Port of Antwerp and the PMV have established...
Port of Antwerp brings different players together to produce sustainable methanol
Pilot project aims for 4,000 to 8,000 tonnes of sustainable methanol per year
Antwerp welcomes 1 billion dollar investment by ExxonMobil
The American oil giant ExxonMobil is to invest more than 1 billion dollars in its refinery in the port of Antwerp. The investment demonstrates ExxonMobil’s confidence in the port of Antwerp and in ...
Belgium is main EU distribution hub for chemicals from Middle East
Belgium is the most important European distribution hub for chemicals from the Middle East, according to a report published at the end of 2013 by the Gulf PetroChemical Association. In fact Belgiu...