Zaandam, the Netherlands – May 2, 2023 – Memorandum of Understanding signed for the development of a tank farm for renewable fuels in Duisburg-Hochfeld
duisport is consistently continuing the site development of Duisburg into a central hydrogen hub: Duisburger Hafen AG and Koole Terminals, a Dutch developer and operator of liquid bulk terminals, have signed a joint letter of intent to develop a tank farm for liquid renewable fuels and raw materials such as ammonia in the Port of Duisburg. Ammonia is an important energy source for hydrogen. A site at the so-called Rheinkai Nord in Duisburg-Hochfeld has been chosen as the future location for this project.
duisport CEO Markus Bangen: “Important contribution to establishing Duisburg as a central hub for sustainable energy products”
The partnership between duisport and Koole creates conditions and releases synergies, which will strengthen the entire Rhine-Ruhr industrial region in the long term and continuously expand and strengthen Duisburg as a central hydrogen hub.
duisport CEO Markus Bangen: “For the energy turnaround to succeed, Germany’s industry is dependent on the rapid expansion of a high-performance infrastructure for renewable energies such as hydrogen – and we are providing it. In this way, we are making an important contribution to establishing Duisburg as a central hub for sustainable energy products in North Rhine-Westphalia. In Koole, we have found a strong and experienced international partner with the necessary know-how to realize these plans as part of our long-term development strategy.”
“The topic of hydrogen has long played a central role for Duisburg and is also the key to a sustainable future for logistics. Where coal was once stored and handled in the outer harbor, green products will be moved in the future. This is structural change par excellence,” adds Alexander Garbar, Head of Corporate Development at duisport.
Koole Terminals CEO John Kraakman: “Building highly required infrastructure to serve our customers in Germany even better”
“Koole is an experienced independent operator of twenty-one liquid bulk terminals across seven countries. With our current and planned infrastructure, terminals, modalities, and integrated solutions, we play a leading role in facilitating the energy transition. We are pleased with the opportunity to develop a terminal for sustainable fuels and feedstocks in Duisburg at a pivotal location in Germany. This will allow us to serve existing and new customers even better, going into this new era” says Tamme Mekkes, Business Development Director at Koole Terminals.
Media Contact Person duisport
Andreas Bartel – Head of Corporate Communications
Linda Wosnitza – Deputy Head of Corporate Communications
Tel +49 203 803-4465
Media Contact Person Koole Terminals
Tamme Mekkes – Business Development Director
Jasmijn Stolk – Manager of Corporate Communications
About Koole Terminals
Koole Terminals is a leading and independent storage, processing, and logistics company, enabling business growth through integrated and innovative service offerings for liquid bulk products, driving energy transition for a sustainable future by supporting its world-class customers. With 21 strategically located terminals in Europe and a total volume of 5,387,000 cbm, Koole meets the diversity of its customers’ needs by transporting, storing, blending, and processing a wide range of products, with a focus on safety, reliability and sustainability, targeting a lower carbon footprint through a focus on energy efficiency.
About Duisburger Hafen
Duisburger Hafen AG is the ownership and management company of the Port of Duisburg, the largest inland port in the world. The duisport Group offers full-service packages for the port and logistics location in the areas of infra- and suprastructure including settlement management. In addition the subsidiaries also provide logistics services such as the establishment and optimization of transport and logistics chains, rail freight transport services, building management, contract and packaging logistics.