Huelva it is the biggest port in surface in Spain, oriented to the industry and with diverse inland and maritime docks. Intermodal logistic area, freight cargo area, etc. Railway has direct access to industries and the whole area has distribution nets for gas, communications and water, as well as diverse products yet mentioned. There are two airports (45 minutes connected), through free-fee highways and two railway lines (to North Spain and Mediterranean Corridor). University and Vocational Education Centres have specific industrial degrees. There is a dense tissue of auxiliary services and sanitary centres. Weather is perfect for chemical industry.
Main productive areas are non-ferric metallurgy (copper, precious metals, etc.), electric production, LNG, diverse gas products (propane, buthane, oxygen, hydrogen, etc.), oil refining, petrochemistry, hydrocarbon additivation, fertilizers, ammonia, salt, chlorine derivates, acids and bases.
3100 people work in Huelva's chemical industry.
Port Concession: 511 Ha (greenfield) / 92 Ha (brownfield)
|Highway||yes||Free used highway network to Portugal and rest of Spain and Europe|
|Railway||yes||Two lines to Sevilla and North Spain. Connection with rest of Europe|
|Waterway||yes||Sea and River harbours (Area of protected waters 1.120 Ha and Land area 1.700 Ha)|
|Sea harbor||yes||Port of Huelva|
- Copper, iron silicate and precious metals
- Different industrial gases/liquids (hydrogen, propane, butane, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, argon, GLP, etc.)
- Natural Gas
- Naphtha, gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuels, asphalts
- Petrochemical (phenol, acetone, cumene, alpha methyl styrene, benzene drag)
- Ammonia, urea (Diaminometanal) and urea solutions
- Salt, chlore and derivates
- Sulfuric acid
- Hydrochloric acid
- Sodium hydroxide
- Others acids and bases
- Choline and its derivatives, calcium pidolate
- Power: three biomass plants and other renewable energies (More than1.500MW)
- Natural gas
- Industrial gasses
- Water (different grades)
- Perfect weather conditions for the chemical industry.
- University and Vocational Training specified
Feedstocs by rail and road e.g.
- Sulfuric acid
- Clorhidric acid
- Sodium hydroxide
- Petrochemicals products
- Sevilla (94 km)
- Jerez de la Frontera (190 km)
- Málaga (310 km)
- Faro, Portugal (114 km)
There are specialized companies on the site and an enclosure less than an hour away.
10.54 million tons/y & 212,670 bbl/day
Crude Distillation - 212,670 bbl/day
Vacuum Distillation - 72,250 bbl/day
Gas recovery unit
Two Merox™ process units,
Three Unionfining™ process unit (Distillate Desulphurisation)
A Unicracking™ process unit (Hydrocracker)
Hydrogen Unit - Technip
Intermodal Logistics Area (LAZ). Load and unload facilities. Warehousing. Container terminal.
Load and unload facilities. Tanks and caverns. Connection to oil and gas pipelines to Spain and Europe
The economic impact of AIQBE companies was over 1.9 billion on 2017
The chemical, basic and energetic industries in Huelva employed 9,558 workers between direct, indirect and induced. The president of “Junta de Andalucía”, Susana Díaz, took part into the presentation of the AIQBE 2017 Memories, in FOE’s (Federación Onubense de Empresarios) building. AIQBE associates invested 253.4 million € in 2017, a 33.6% increase over the previous year.
New ENCE biomass plant. AIQBE grows.
The Counselor for Employment, Business and Commerce, José Sánchez Maldonado, has announced that Grupo ENCE is to begin the works on a new low emission biomass energetic Power Plant in Huelva that will produce 50MW.
The Andalusian Government awards AIQBE
The Regional Goverment of Andalucia has given the “Día de Andalucía” mention to AIQBE on the Economy and Business area in recognition for their important work made on the last decades.
Support of Administrations to AIQBE and the industrial sector in Andalusia
The Goverment of Andalucia has signed a Pact for the Industry along the Businessmen Confederation and two major Labor Unions to support industrial activity and attract new investments.