The Port of Rotterdam has entered into a framework cooperation agreement with construction and logistics company Ronesans Holding to build the Ceyhan Mega Petrochemical Industrial Zone in Turkey.
According to a statement, Ronesans will use the Port of Rotterdam’s expertise in building industrial logistics, with the hope of attracting investment from global brands.
The agreement will see Ronesans and the Port develop an integrated petrochemical cluster, an area that encourages sustainable energy innovation.
Once it’s finished, the Ceyhan Mega Ptrochemical Industrial Zone will primarily focus on petrochemical plants.
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According to the statement, its facilities will aid the local and national economy in Turkey by making it less dependent on petrochemical imports, therefore reducing its foreign exchange gap.
The statement reads: “Rönesans Holding is leading the development of the Ceyhan Mega Petrochemical Industrial Zone in the south of Turkey with its planned petrochemical investment in the industrial zone.
“Along with this investment, Rönesans Holding will cooperate with Port of Rotterdam to develop the entire zone with additional investments and best operation/management practices which were gained by the 150 years of port development and management experience.”
The Port of Rotterdam runs the largest and busiest industrial zone in Europe and is currently pursuing the goal of becoming the world’s ‘smartest port’ by utilising smart technologies, including the internet-of-things (IoT).