Rotterdam strongly believes in a biobased economy and therefore foresees a great future for biofuels, bioenergy and biobased chemicals. It is a matter of creating energy efficiency. Especially when searching for green and cheaper resources, it is essential for companies to look beyond their own borders. Further cooperation and clustering leads to synergies en mutual benefits. Teaming up and consolidating bio-based activities can further improve business cases.
Plug & Play
The Port of Rotterdam Authority introduces Plug & Play. Together with E.ON, Evides Industry Water, Stedin and Vopak, The Port of Rotterdam Authority signed a long term cooperation agreement for a Biobased Cluster. The area that will be used for the concept is located at Maasvlakte 2. It measures over 80 hectares, which is similar to 120 football fields. For the Port of Rotterdam Authority Plug & Play is an importantstep in developing a versatile and sustainable international bioport. The main purpose of this cooperation is to be better prepared, to offer smarter proposals and to make efficient use of existing and new port and other infrastructure.
Why should companies settle at this location in the port of Rotterdam, besides the fact that it’s located directly at deep sea?
First of all: efficiency. The port of Rotterdam enables companies to focus on their core business. Because of the many parties involved in the realization of Plug & Play, the port of Rotterdam can offer companies bundled services such as energy, water, pipelines and tank storage.
Second: saving costs. Because of the shared services, companies can lower their own investments. A recent business case shows that companies can save 30 to 40 percent compared to settling inland.
Next: flexibility. By offering shared logistics and services a maximum of flexibility can be achieved.
Last but not least: sustainability. participating companies enable each other to gain optimal advantage. The residual products of a company can be utilized as a resource by others.