Chemical Industry

ChemCoast Park Brunsbüttel

Site Classification

Key Data

Site Owner
Site Operator
No Central Operating Company
Full Service (Plug & Play)
Fenced/Open Site
R&D Support
Total Site Area
1,800 hectares (4,448 acres)
Total Free Area
501 hectares (1,236 acres)
Number of Permanent Staff
Number of Companies On-Site

Key Benefits for Investors

  • Infrastructure

    • Direct access to the River Elbe, the North Sea and Baltic Sea (via the Kiel Canal) with 3 intermodal ports
    • 80 km northwest of Hamburg, fully developed green fields are available
    • Oil pipelines to refinery Hemmingstedt and oilfield Mittelplate
    • Ethylene pipeline to Stade and Hemmingstedt; Railroad connection
    • Access to high voltage power grid
  • Raw Materials On-Site

    • Access to crude oil and ethylene via pipelines
    • Possible synergies with value chain of producers on-site (see below)
  • Services/Utilities

    • Logistics companies on-site
    • Power supply via nuclear plant
    • Cooling water from the Elbe
    • Waste management
  • R&D

    • R&D institutes located in 50 km radius:

      • Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT in Itzehoe
      • University of Applied Sciences, Westküste in Heide
      • Universities in Hamburg, Kiel, Flensburg

Target Investors

  • Companies seeking to benefit from deep water harbour and
    location linking ocean-going vessels and those suitable for
    shipping on the Baltic Sea
  • Raw materials (oil) and derivates users
  • Tank farm operators
  • Companies with high power consumption
  • Companies that integrate into the local knowledge pool and
    value chain

Potential Business Partners

  • Covestro Deutschland AG: TDI, MDI, polyurethane pre-products
  • Sasol: Fatty alcohols and derivatives, inorganic speciality chemicals, (particulary high purity alumina)
  • Raffinerie Heide: Oil derivates, petrochemical products
  • Yara: Ammonia, urea
  • ChemCoast Park Brunsbüttel: A number of other chemical companies, energy producers and logistic services can be found here

Partners of Site

  • Member of ChemCoast – north German chemical sites network
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