Start expansion of the storage capacity
Recently 7 new stainless steel tanks have been installed on our site and at this moment we are finishing the last of one the steel tanks. However, we are already working on our next expansion and we are proud to present our investments to you.
In the coming years, Contitank will invest 17 million euros in new logistics facilities at the Delfzijl chemical park. The expansion will be subsidized with over 4 million from the Regional Investment Fund Groningen (RIG). Patrick Brouns, deputy of Economic Affairs of the province of Groningen, claims the following: “The investment of Contitank is a stimulus for the further growth and greening of the chemical cluster.
The investment of Contitank with the support of the RIG-sudsidy makes it possible to realize a number of plans. First, the storage capacity of Contitank will be doubled to over 50,000 m3. This happens in three phases; the first is almost complete and the second is about to start. Secondly, Contitank invests in a rail link and greening. Thirdly, in cooperation with Groningen Seaport, a new pipeline will be developed between the customers and Contitank. This gives the chemical park a second access to the seaport. Truck traffic will be reduced by this pipeline, which results in a reduction of CO2 emission. The energy supply of Contitank also preserves sustainability through the use of industrial residual heat. At last, the investments will lead to five additional direct jobs.
Director Joris Hoogenbosch: “More and more high quality natural raw materials are coming onto the market.With our investments in storage capacity and logistics facilities, we are making it possible to grow companies in the chemical cluster and to develop new industrial production processes.”
Marco Smit, director of the Economic Board Groningen, adds: “The expansion of Contitank shows that the RIG is an important support for companies with growth plans in the Eemsdelta.”
The objective of the RIG (Regional Investment Support Groningen) is to give an impulse to the business climate and employment opportunities for industrial companies in the Eemsdelta and on the Campus Groningen. For the implementation of the RIG, a total of € 40 million was made available in 2014 by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Economic Board Groningen (EBG) and the province of Groningen. The RIG is part of the EBG program and of the provincial program Groningen @ Work 2016-2019, which aims to strengthen the region economically and thus help as many Groningers as possible at work.