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Chemical Industry

Gelsenkirchen Site

Site Classification

Key Data

Site Owner
Ruhr Oel
Site Operator
ROG, Sabic
Full Service (Plug & Play)
Fenced/Open Site
R&D Support
Total Site Area
460 hectares (1,137 acres)
Total Free Area
20 hectares (49 acres)
Number of Permanent Staff
Number of Companies On-Site

Key Benefits for Investors

  • Infrastructure
    Direct access to raw materials, “as if” integration into refinery/cracker/derivative units, located in the center of the Ruhr Region.
  • Raw Materials On-Site
    Full spectrum of mineral oil products (including bitumen, green coke, calcinate, hydrogen, syngas) and a range of base chemicals (various grades of PE and PP, ethylene, propylene, C4 cut, benzene, o-xylene,
    p-xylene, cyclohexane, ammonia, methanol, hydrogen, sulfur), all products are sold to the merchant market.
  • Services/Utilities
    Logistics, technical and analytical services, workshops, catering, infrastructure management, site fire department, site security, medical service. Steam (3, 15, 84 bar), water, compressed air, air
    gases, hydrogen, heating gas are available. If an investor is asking for a debottlenecking of infrastructure the investor has to finance these activities.
  • R&D

    Does not play a role at the Gelsenkirchen site. Nevertheless several univesities and well known research institutes are located in close by.

Target Investors

  • Base chemicals and/or polymers consuming companies, service providers supporting existing activities, power producers

Potential Business Partners

  • Base chemicals and/or polymers consuming companies
  • Power producers (for historic reasons Scholven and Horst do not have an integrated power production)
  • Service providers

Partners of Site

  • Site is used by ROG and Sabic. E.ON, Air Liquide, Gelsenwasser, Infracor are service providers. Main customers are: Ineos, Evonik, Oxea
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