Installations de Chevron Oronite, à Gonfreville l'Orcher, près du Havre

Chemical

5 reasons why choosing Le Havre

A leading chemical industrial platform in Europe

  • 1st French chemical platform, with 5,275 kilotons of products / year, for a normative added-value of € 1.38 billion (1)
  • 1st French petrochemical complex, with 24.3 tons of crude oil processed per year (2)
  • 40% of European production of additives and mineral oils (3)
  • Europe's largest area for the production of fertilisers (3)
  • 25% of French production of olefins (3)
  • 50% of French production of plastics and elastomers (3)
  • 50% of French imports of nitrogen products (3)
  • Normandy, 2nd French region in medical chemistry (4)
  • Plastics: € 2.3 billion turnover, close to 200 companies in Normandy (5)

 

(1) PIPAME / DGE / UIC

(2) French Union of Petrochemical Industries

(3) HAROPA

(4) French Union of Chemical Industries

(5) French Federation of Plastics and Composites

 

Osilub
  • Competitive labour(1)  and electricity(2) costs in the North of Europe

 

(1) Eurostat - Total cost of labour per full-time equivalent, a year - Industrial sector (excluding construction), companies of 10 employees and more:  € 56,741 in France, € 63,523 in Belgium, € 59,350 in the Netherlands, € 56,914 in Germany (2012)

 

(2) Eurostat – Price of electricity for industrial consumers, including taxes and contributions  – ID tranche (annual consumption between 2,000 and 20,000 MWh) : € 0.1000 / kWh in France, € 0.1146 / kWh in Belgium,  € 0.0937 € / kWh in the Netherlands, € 0.1712 € / kWh in Germany (1st semester 2016)

 

Labour and electricity cost comparative index
Chevron Oronite
  • A 52 km industrial water network, 5 to 10 times less expensive than conventional water network
  • A shared steam network of 4 km at a competitive cost (additionnal 10 km in project)
  • Sedibex, one of Europe's largest industrial waste incineration and recycling plants
  • Le Havre industrial port zone eligible for Regional Development Grant (AFR), allowing  small businesses, SMEs and groups - to benefit, under certain conditions, from various types of government funding such as setup aids or tax exemptions (1)
  • Revitalization funds available for set-up projects (1)

 

(1) According to eligibility

  • Expertise for chemicals traffics : 8 million tons in 2015 (containers and bulk), 65% of the traffics to export
  • 5.6 million m3 of storage capacity for liquid bulks (LBC Sotrasol - LBC Sogestrol, S.H.M.P.P, Care, Citis)
  • 90 000 m3 storage capacity for polymers
  • 35 km of docks, 200 km of rail and road networks within the Industrial Port Area
  • Network of pipelines within the Industrial Port Area and to Paris region
  • Very high voltage electricity grid (90 – 225 – 400 kV)
  • Natural gas networks (low and high pressure)
  • Industrial gases (N2, O2, H2)
  • A smooth highway flow to Paris ans Northern Europe
  • Pan-European multimodal transport network
    • 130 ports connected by shortsea and 40 countries served
    • More than 60 rail services a week, to 15 destinations
    • 500 km of waterways, more than 40 services a week
    • Annual handling capacity of 300,000 TEU via the multimodal terminal
  • Connections to more than 600 ports, via 75 regular shipping lines
  • The first port of call for imports in Europe, best transit time between Europe and the rest of the world
    • Shanghai – Le Havre : 28 days
    • New York – Le Havre : 6 days
    • Rio de Janeiro – Le Havre : 23 days
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Acknowledged expertise of industrial risk management

  • Average time for processing and issuing prior operating permit between 8 and 12 months
  • Technological Risk Prevention Plan in the area: 16 Seveso sites, approximately 200 businesses and 10,000 jobs
  • Excellent control of industrial risks, particularly chemical risks, by local authorities (Prefecture, Department of Environment and Development – DREAL, etc)
  • SYNERZIP-LH, industrial association managing industrial risks and others synergies
  • Single European port certified ISO 28000 (security)
  • An IT tool dedicated to the management of hazardous materials: TIMAD
Yara
Osilub laboratory

Innovations for sustainable chemistry

  • A territory of experimentation for industrial CO2 capture: Sedibex - Insa pilot, EDF demonstrator (ECCSEL
    network)
  • R&D centres dedicated to the development of new products: Total (fuels and lubricants) – Chevron
    (additives) – PPG Coating (paints and varnishes), C2MC (complex matrices)
  • Estener, 1st French production unit of advanced biodiesel based on animal fats residues
  • Osilub, a patented process for the rerefining of waste mineral oils
  • Total Fluids, 1st plant in France to obtain the ISCC + label for its range of biodegradable and sustainable fluids BioLife
  • HAROPA-Port du Havre awarded "Best Green Sea Port 2016"

They have chosen Le Havre

Total, Chevron Oronite, Exxon Mobil, Air Liquide, Eramet, Yara, Lubrizol, LBC Sogestrol, Omnova Solutions, CIM, Lassarat, SHMPP...

 

Key figures
 

  • Nearly 6,000 employees in the Industrial Port Area of Le Havre and Port-Jérôme
  • France's largest chemical & petrochemical complex

  • Foremost French port for energy supply
  • 80% of French production of additives and mineral oils
  • Primary area in Europe for the production of fertilisers
  • 5.6 million m3 liquid bulk storage

Your contact
 

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Frédérick Bernard
Industrial business developer
+33 (0)2 76 40 23 35 – +33(0)6 26 47 84 49
f.bernard@havre-developpement.com


 

Useful document & links

 

  • HAROPA – Port of Le Havre 
  • ECSPP, european chemical site promotion association