Tank storage company Standic expands with state-of-the-art chemical storage terminal in Port of Antwerp

Tank storage company Standic expands with state-of-the-art chemical storage terminal in Port of Antwerp

The Dutch tank storage company Standic, a member of the family-owned Hametha group, is to build a new chemical storage terminal in Antwerp, doubling its capacity. In addition to its current terminal in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, Standic plans a new storage terminal in the 5th Harbor dock in the Port of Antwerp with an initial capacity of around 95,000 m³ and a potential total capacity of some 230,000 m³. The first completion is planned for the first quarter of 2021, in full compliance with the latest environmental requirements.

State-of-the-art storage terminal

The state-of-the-art facility will be fully automated, with built-in sustainability features such as onshore power for ships moored at the terminal, to meet the requirements of the customer.

"Port of Antwerp is known as one of the largest maritime clusters in the world, which is why we chose it for our expansion," says Hametha managing director Ronald Ooms. "We aim to build on our success with chemical storage and further expand it. In Antwerp we will be able to further develop in the niche market of more specialised chemicals and serve our customers from all over the world."

The capital investment for the new storage terminal is around 200 million euros. Like the terminal in the Netherlands, the focus will be on niche chemical markets and distribution of chemical products. The size of the storage tanks varies from 500 to 3500 m3.

Multimodal accessibility

With the new terminal Standic is contributing to the sustainable development of the Antwerp port platform, one of the key elements in Port of Antwerp's business plan. Large chemical tankers will be able to reach the terminal easily thanks to the favourable depth in the port. In addition to its accessibility by water – both by sea and by inland waterway – the location is also very favourable for rail transport.

"The new Standic terminal will further boost the synergy between the various industrial companies in the port, thus helping to make logistic operations and processes even more cost-efficient," says William Demoor, customer relations manager at Port of Antwerp. "Furthermore the location is ideal for multimodal access, a key factor for sustainable distribution of chemicals."

 

Standic press contact

Galit Blander

+31 7 865 286 54

blander@standic.com

About Standic

With 230,500 m³ of storage capacity and 163 tanks of nearly every type and size, Standic is the independent expert in the field of tank storage of liquids in the Netherlands. It facilitates the storage of chemical products, bio-fuels and raw materials for lubricants, in large and small quantities, in stainless steel and mild steel storage tanks.

 

About Port of Antwerp

As Europe's second-largest port, the Port of Antwerp is a major lifeline for the Belgian economy: more than 300 line services to over 800 destinations ensure global connectivity. The Port of Antwerp annually handles around 235 million tonnes of international maritime freight, and is home to Europe's largest integrated chemical cluster. The Port of Antwerp accounts, directly and indirectly, for a total of around 143,000 jobs and more than €20 billion added value.  

True to its mission 'a home port vital for a sustainable future’, Antwerp Port Authority aims to flexibly respond to a rapidly evolving maritime market, allowing the port to continue playing its role as a leading world port. The emphasis in this respect is on cooperation, adaptability, a strong focus on innovation and digitisation, and on sustainable added value, as well as on responsibility towards society. 

Antwerp Port Authority is a limited liability company of public law, with the City of Antwerp as sole shareholder. It employs over 1,500 people. Port alderman Annick De Ridder is chairman of the Board of Directors and Jacques Vandermeiren is CEO and President of the Executive Committee, which is responsible for the day-to-day management. www.portofantwerp.com  

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