Energy industry

Reliable, affordable and sustainable energy for Europe

Coal, natural gas, biomass, steam, heat, wind and solar energy all come together in the port of Rotterdam. The port plays a key role in a reliable, affordable and sustainable energy supply for Northwest Europe. Rotterdam is not only the import port for raw materials for the region; energy is also produced here in state-of-the-art power stations.

  • Three coal-fired power stations, one biomass power station and three gas-fired power stations in the port
  • Supply port for coal, gas and biomass for Northwest Europe
  • High efficiency due to the use and reuse of steam and heat from industry
  • 200 MW wind power with space for expansion

The energy industry in the port of Rotterdam benefits from the excellent logistic facilities for the supply of energy feedstock, the availability of sufficient cooling water, a well-developed high-voltage grid and a large petrochemical cluster with extensive energy needs.

The port in figures

The eighth edition of Facts & Figures offers information about developments in the port of Rotterdam between 2009 and 2015. One of the key developments in recent years was the opening of Maasvlakte 2. This land reclamation provides room for new developments in the chemical, renewable energy, container and distribution sectors.


Would you like to know more about the port of Rotterdam and the possibilities for energy products or the supply of raw materials? Please contact:

Marc de Vries
Business Manager Chemicals

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