Companies.

The ChemCoast Park Brunsbüttel includes 15 companies from the chemical and energy sectors as well as logistics.




ENERGY GENERATION

Bioenergie Brunsbüttel Contracting

Green energy - sustainable

The Brunsbüttel biomass cogeneration plant, a Hamburg Energie and Koehler Renewable Energy company, generates CO2 neutral energy from biomass in a power-heat coupling operation. The plant supplies the customers in the Brunsbüttel industrial park with approx. 100,000 MWh of processed steam and generates around 40,000 MWh of electric power each year. The only fuels used derive from landscape conservation.

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LOGISTICS

Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH

Port and logistics

In a favourable location in terms of logistics at the Lower Elbe and the Kiel Canal, the Hafengruppe Brunsbüttel – with the Elbe port, the oil harbour and the Ostermoor harbour – offers direct access to the North and Baltic Seas and close proximity to Hamburg, as well as connection to European inland waterways and the industrial locations available near the harbour. The advantages of this location, coupled with the comprehensive spectrum of maritime services, make the Brunsbüttel harbours into an attractive hub for the largest connected industrial area in the Hamburg metropolitan region and northern Germany as a whole. The core skills that regional, national and international customers can look forward to are in the transshipment, warehousing, transit and project logistics areas.

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Zeitungsserie Brunsbuettel Ports


PRODUCTION OF RAW CHEMICALS

Covestro Germany

Focussed expertise

The use of polyurethane foam has become a household name where hot and cold insulation are concerned. It is difficult to imagine achieving this without using of polyurethane foam. Covestro is among the world’s largest manufacturers of the components used to produce these insulation sheets and operates one of its world scale plants in Brunsbüttel, a location selected strategically as it is where the Elbe and the Kiel Canal meet. The establishment of additional globally active companies that operate their own production facilities has allowed a highly modern industrial site, which simultaneously serves as a magnet for a multitude of service providers, to emerge. These sites specialise in catering for companies associated with the chemical industry. In its capacity as an infrastructure facilities operator, Covestro serves as a point of contact for all topics concerning the Covestro Brunsbüttel industrial park and is committed to bringing additional, chemical-related manufacturers and service providers affiliated to Schleswig-Holstein’s largest industrial site on board. It’s clear that each new partner will increase productivity on the industrial site by creating new product networks, combined infrastructure use and development.

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Zeitungsserie Covestro


SERVICES

egw: wirtschaftsförderung

Realising success between Hamburg and Sylt

egw: promoting trade and industry is a multifunctional service centre for the regional economy in the Dithmarschen and Steinburg districts and the town of Brunsbüttel. What egw: does: promoting trade and industry includes all innovative activities dealing with the promotion of the regional economy in the broadest sense, ranging from the planning and promotion of new establishments to managing public sector companies. The core competencies include location marketing and regional development, business start-ups and consulting companies, regional management for the Lower Elbe economic region and the industrial region, as well as further training and orientation consultancy.

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LOGISTICS

F. A. Kruse jun. Unternehmensgruppe

Traditional logistics

Whether it’s air freight, sea freight or land transport on road and rail – experienced international haulier F.A. Kruse jun. group ensures that all goods will get to where they are supposed to be, at the time they are needed. This is not where their range of services ends, however. The international haulier has more to offer than just regular haulage services. They offer a comprehensive package of logistics related services, ranging from a custom-made in-house logistics concepts to innovative engineering services.

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Zeitungsserie Spedition F. A. Kruse


PRODUCTION OF RAW CHEMICALS

Holcim Deutschland Gruppe

Providing solutions. Building a future.

Holcim is one of the leading manufacturers of building materials in Germany and is part of the world's leading building materials group Holcim Ltd, based in Switzerland. The group of companies employs around 2,100 people at over 150 locations in Germany, France and the Netherlands. Holcim offers tailor-made solutions for the construction industry - combined with a clear view of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and circular economy.

Holcim's origins lie in cement production - today, the product segments binders, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete elements form the core areas of the company, whose management holding is Holcim (Deutschland) GmbH, based in Hamburg. One of the largest plants is located in Lägerdorf, where cement has been produced for around 160 years. To supply international customers, the Brunsbüttel export terminal went into operation in September 2006. It is supplied from Lägerdorf and has developed very successfully.

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PRODUCTION OF RAW CHEMICALS

LANXESS Germany GmbH

Premium products from the chemical industry

LANXESS develops, produces and markets chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics worldwide. In Brunsbüttel - the largest industrial area in Schleswig-Holstein and part of the Hamburg metropolitan region - we have two production sites: Antioxidants for rubbers and precursors for herbicides are produced here. Our anti-aging agents for rubbers are used for tyres and technical rubber articles such as assembly lines, drive belts and rollers. They help to protect against external influences and thus extend the service life of the products. Our precursor for herbicides is also an important component of the colorant Macrolex® Blue 3R: this gives PET water bottles their familiar bluish hue.

LANXESS does not only develop innovative products in Brunsbüttel, but has also set itself ambitious climate protection goals. We want to become climate-neutral worldwide by 2040. To this end, we in Brunsbüttel are already using rail, pipeline and ship via the nearby port of Hamburg to reduce the CO2 emissions resulting from transport. Acting responsibly towards nature and future generations is important to us. That's why we not only train chemical laboratory technicians and industrial mechanics, but are also committed to promoting MINT subjects (mathematics, information science, natural sciences and technology) at schools and daycare centres in the region.

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ENERGY GENERATION

PreussenElektra

Electricity - always and readily available

About 10km northwest of Glückstadt, where massive glaciers once pushed through the Elbe valley with unimaginable force, electricity is being produced in the Brokdorf nuclear power station today, making life comparatively comfortable. Electricity is the foundation of our life. Without it, everything stands still. Electricity facilitates light, heat, power and communication. In day-to-day life, at work, at play, in our health services – we need electricity everywhere, all the time, without delay. Constantly and immediately available – this is what we strive for.

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OIL PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING

Raffinerie Heide GmbH

Filled with energy for the north

The Heide GmbH refinery in Hemmingstedt is Germany’s northernmost crude oil processing plant and a member of the Klesch group since 2010. Here, more than four million tonnes of crude oil are processed in one year. A great part of the petrol and diesel used in the region comes from the Heide refinery. Almost all flights departing from Hamburg airport are supplied with aviation turbine fuel produced there. The fuel oil supplied is sufficient to heat 250,000 homes between Flensburg and Hamburg. In addition to that, over 450,000 tonnes of petrochemical products are produced in the Heide refinery each year.

Brunsbüttel – a central market hub
With a storage capacity of 440,000 tonnes and an annual product turnover of 2.6 million tonnes, the tank farm in the Brunsbüttel oil port serves as the hub for the Heide refinery logistics chain. All logistics between the Brunsbüttel tank farm and the refinery is handled through pipelines. This way, the crude oil is pumped from the Brunsbüttel storage facility to Hemmingstedt for processing. At the same time, the finished products are transported back to the Brunsbüttel storage facility.

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Zeitungsserie Raffinerie Heide


WASTE DISPOSAL

REMONDIS SAVA

The REMONDIS SAVA GmbH high-temperature incineration facility in Brunsbuettel is one of the most efficient and state-of-the art facilities for the thermic treatment of hazardous waste in all of in all of Europe. Handling an annual capacity of up to 55,000 tons and with the lowest approved emission values of all European facilities, it is a game changer in climate and environmental protection. REMONDIS SAVA GmbH offers the highest possible level of safety and a broad product range, delivering a significant contribution to the harmless collection and removal of hazardous waste. Expert members of staff with years of experience continue to further improve the facility. It is their level of skill that ensures both highest plant safety along with the best possible availability. REMONDIS SAVA GmbH’s numerous projects abroad over the past 15 years have also made a difference in global environmental protection due to their major contribution in remediation of waste sites. REMONDIS SAVA GmbH among others participated in remediating all residual pesticides in Albania, Rumania, Lithuania, West Africa and Nepal.

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PRODUCTION OF RAW CHEMICALS

Sasol Germany GmbH

Wide range of organic and non-organic products

Sasol Germany GmbH is a manufacturer of high-quality chemical products with production facilities in Brunsbüttel and Marl and headquarters in Hamburg. Around 1,700 employees and almost 100 trainees produce innovative, sustainable products and develop solutions for the processing industry. The company offers a wide range of products, including substances to produce detergents and cleaning agents, paints and varnishes, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. In addition, specialities such as high-purity and ultra-high-purity aluminas are used, for example, as catalyst carriers in catalytic converters for the automotive industry, industrial applications and high-performance abrasives.

At the plant in Brunsbüttel, the approximately 800 employees primarily produce fatty alcohols and inorganic speciality chemicals.

Sasol Germany GmbH is part of the South African Sasol Group, an integrated chemical and energy group that manufactures and markets first-class products in 31 countries.

Two product lines form the focal points of the site: organic and inorganic products. The organic products that Sasol produces in Brunsbüttel mainly include fatty alcohols and derivatives (downstream products based on the raw material). Fatty alcohols are produced at the Brunsbüttel plant from petrochemical (ethylene – petroleum-based) and renewable raw materials (fatty acids from coconut, palm or rapeseed oil, among others). Fatty alcohols are important basic materials to produce cosmetics, detergents and cleaning agents as well as plastic additives.

The second important product line in Brunsbüttel is determined by inorganic products, the high-purity and ultra-high-purity aluminas (chemical: aluminium oxide). Alumina, a white, odourless powder, is mainly used in the automotive and chemical industries.

The applications of high-purity aluminas are manifold. Among other things, they are needed to produce refinery and chemical catalysts, help in the desulphurisation of mineral oil products and are also a sought-after raw material in the production of high-performance abrasives and lightweight but extremely resilient plastics used in the aircraft industry.

Ultra-high purity aluminas are used in the manufacture of a wide variety of everyday products and applications. They are used in the production of monocrystalline sapphires used in the manufacture of LED lamps, scratch-resistant glasses for watches, cash register scanners and consumer electronics.

Sasol relies on the consistent further development of its own technologies and is continuously expanding the Brunsbüttel site.

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Zeitungsserie Sasol


OIL PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING

Total Bitumen Deutschland GmbH

The bitumen specialists

The company is part of TotalEnergies, a broad energy company. Total Bitumen Deutschland GmbH is a leading producer of high-quality bitumen grades for road construction and industry and offers the largest product range in this market segment in Europe. TotalEnergies' entire bitumen activities in Germany and Northern Europe are managed from Brunsbüttel.
There are training opportunities in various scientific, technical and commercial professions.

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ENERGY GENERATION

Vattenfall - Kernkraftwerk Brunsbüttel

Important employer in the region

From its commission in 1977 until the German government resolved to withdraw from the nuclear energy programme, the Brunsbüttel nuclear power plant was regarded as reliable producer of energy for Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg. Today, the nuclear power plant is being demolished and the area restored to open countryside. The leading team in this effort is Vattenfall Europe Nuclear Energy GmbH. Together with their highly skilled employees and other partners and suppliers, the Brunsbüttel nuclear power plant ranks among the region's most important employers.

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Zeitungsserie Kernkraftwerk Brunsbüttel


OIL PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING

Wintershall Dea Deutschland GmbH

Secure oil extraction

As the operator of the Mittelplate Drilling and Production Island, Wintershall Dea Deutschland GmbH contributes to over 50 percent of total crude oil production in Germany. From Mittelplate Island, which was built seven kilometers off the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein, the raw material is piped to the processing facilities near Friedrichskoog. This is the location of Wintershall Dea's Holstein oil production facility. The oil is processed in the facilities of the onshore station and then forwarded to Brunsbüttel and the customers. At ChemCoast Park Brunsbüttel, the raw material is refined by the processing industry into a wide range of products. Oil production is a job engine on the West Coast: 1,000 jobs are directly related to domestic oil production.
Widely deviated wells, some of which are more than nine kilometers long, also tap the reservoir from land. Since 1987, Wintershall Dea has extracted a total of around 40 million tons of oil safely and in an environmentally compatible manner. The annual production royalties paid to the state of Schleswig-Holstein make a significant contribution to the national economy of the state.

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PRODUCTION OF RAW CHEMICALS

YARA Brunsbüttel

Experts for plant nutrients and industry chemicals

With their headquarters in Oslo, Yara is among the global leaders for plant nutrients and industry chemicals. The Yara site at Brunsbüttel has two production units: one ammonia plant and one urea plant. The air separation plant in the ammonia synthesis plant produces the atmospheric gases nitrogen, oxygen and argon, which are required for various technical and industrial applications. The production includes different ammonia and urea grades made to specifications and tailored to the specific market requirements. Technical aqueous solutions, such as AdBlue/Air 1 and NOxCare-products for the reduction of nitrogen oxides in truck and power plant exhaust gases are made available to the international market.

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Zeitungsserie Yara