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."

 

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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-Bruges

With an overall throughput of 289 million tonnes per year, Port of Antwerp-Bruges is a critical hub in worldwide trade and industry. The port is a crucial link for the handling of containers, breakbulk and for the throughput of vehicles. Port of Antwerp-Bruges is home to 1,400 companies and accommodates the largest integrated chemical cluster in Europe. The port provides, directly and indirectly, a total of around 164,000 jobs and generates an added value of 21 billion euros.
 
The ambition for Port of Antwerp-Bruges is clear - to become the world's first port that reconciles economy, people and climate. As well as growing in a sustainable way, the Port also aims to focus on its unique position as a logistics, maritime and industrial centre and to take the lead in the transition to a circular and low-carbon economy. Together with the port community, customers and other partners, Port of Antwerp-Bruges is actively seeking innovative solutions for a sustainable future. High on the agenda is its responsibility for the environment and the surrounding society. 

The port sites of Antwerp and Zeebrugge are operated by the Antwerp-Bruges Port Authority, a limited liability company of public law with the City of Antwerp and the City of Bruges as its shareholders. The port employs 1,800 people. Vice-Mayor of Antwerp Annick De Ridder is President of the Board of Directors, the Mayor of Bruges Dirk De fauw is the Vice-President. Jacques Vandermeiren is CEO and President of the Executive Committee, which is responsible for the port’s day-to-day management. 

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