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Becoming Europe's sustainable
chemical park

The facts about the CHEMPARK

Facts and figures
What is a chemical park?
Partner companies
Benefits
Added value
Safety
Sustainability
Site Manager

More than seventy companies from the production, research and service sectors create synergies at the CHEMPARK. One third of North Rhine-Westphalia’s chemical production takes place at the Leverkusen, Dormagen and Krefeld-Uerdingen sites.

The CHEMPARK is well connected

From here, around 350 million consumers can be reached within a day's journey by truck. The CHEMPARK is easily accessible by waterway, railway and a dense motorway network. The international airports in Düsseldorf and Cologne-Bonn are also in the immediate vicinity.

Market participants are looking for proximity to the CHEMPARK.

Working together in partnership strengthens the community - across national borders. CHEMPARK partners have only one goal - joint success.

The CHEMPARK is the centre of Europe's chemical market.

The CHEMPARK region provides impetus for research, development and various economic sectors. Companies, research institutions and associations form a strong network. Chemical companies will find a complete infrastructure and needs-based services on site.

The CHEMPARK in figures

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What is a chemical park?

A chemical park is a joint production area of several chemical companies. The former “Bayerwerke” in Leverkusen, Dormagen and Krefeld-Uerdingen now form the CHEMPARK. Together we bundle our know-how, create more efficiency and more sustainability. The individual companies here often produce for their direct neighbours in a material network, which eliminates costly transport routes, for example. Click on the icons to find out how we want to transform the CHEMPARK into Europe’s sustainable chemical park. Click on the icons to find out how we want to transform the CHEMPARK into Europe’s sustainable chemical park.

Green electricity

As part of the sustainable transformation of the energy-intensive chemical industry, Currenta is also involved as an energy supplier. For example, we supply our customers with green energy products - e.g. green electricity via so-called PPA products from the market.

Electromobility

Chemion has been using electric delivery vehicles longer than the post office. There are now 82 charging points for the electric cars of CHEMPARK companies, powered 100% by green electricity.

Waste heat utilisation

There is great potential for waste heat at the CHEMPARK. New technical developments, for example large heat pumps and more and more green electricity, are making their use increasingly economical. Therefore, waste heat utilisation will be an important component of the sustainability transformation and decarbonisation.

That is what we are doing in practice:

Digital heat register

The digital heat register is a software tool for systematically recording and visualising heat sinks and sources in CHEMPARK and deriving project ideas for sustainable heat supply. The data collected from customers is processed, fed into the CURRENTA data lake and analysed using mathematical models.

Learn more about the CURRENTA Coding Weekend ⟶

Chemical recycling

Breaking down end-of-life products into their chemical raw materials and making them fit for a second product life is possible, as Covestro shows with PU mattresses at CHEMPARK, most of which can now be chemically recycled.

Electrode vessel

CURRENTA already generates climate-neutral steam in its electric boilers, which can be operated with green electricity. CHEMPARK is able to compensate for fluctuations in the electricity grid through its continuous demand. This is an important function for keeping the grid stable when large amounts of electricity are fed into it when there is a lot of sun and wind.

That is what we are doing in practice: 

Paperless laboratory

CURRENTA Analytik has digitised raw data and long-term archiving in order to meet the strict regulatory requirements of the German Medicines Act (GMP). The progressive automation of typical laboratory processes such as weighing-in with digital value transfers and electronic workflows (release and signature processes) are further milestones on the way to a lean laboratory and the conservation of resources.

Digitalisation Protection

In future, vehicle access to the CHEMPARK will be just as secure as it is today, using just an ID card. In fire protection and safety technology, the Services division is already accelerating and simplifying processes digitally, for example by recording the equipment to be tested and the test data fully electronically.

Emissions

We want to reduce our emissions by at least 60 per cent by 2030. Coal phase-out, combined heat and power generation and electrode boilers are important building blocks for this.

Hydrogen

Every CHEMPARK site already produces hydrogen that is used on site. In the future, it will be produced in a climate-neutral way, especially in sun- and wind-rich countries. In order to bring the sustainable raw material to the CHEMPARK for material, thermal and mobility applications, appropriate infrastructures must be built. CURRENTA is involved in establishing regional hydrogen platforms.

That is what we are doing in practice:

Digitalisation logistics

The Integrated Transport and Loading Point Management (ITLM) will significantly reduce waiting times at the CHEMPARK sites. Chemion is building a digital platform for this purpose, into which all players involved in the transport enter the relevant data and which is processed in real time. This will ensure smooth processes with short waiting times for the transports and maximum transparency for the companies at the CHEMPARK.

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Partner companies

Around 70 companies form the CHEMPARK

They form a strong network at the CHEMPARK sites – from research and development to production, logistics and services.

ALTRAD Kiel Industrial Services GmbH

ALTRAD Kiel Industrial Services GmbH

Altrad Germany GmbH

ARLANXEO Deutschland GmbH

Asahi Kasei Spandex Europe GmbH

Atos IT Solutions and Services GmbH

Baumann Logistik GmbH & Co. KG

Bayer AG

Bertschi AG

Bilfinger Engineering & Maintenance GmbH

BUCHEN UmweltService GmbH

Chemion Logistik GmbH

Computacenter AG & Co. oHG

consilab – Gesellschaft für Anlagensicherheit mbH

Covestro AG

Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG

Ebert Hera Esser Group

Echoes Industrieservice GmbH

Envalior GmbH

Evonik Operations GmbH

GMA-Werkstoffprüfung GmbH

HDL Glas- und Kunststoffanlagenbau GmbH

Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Horst Götz GmbH & Co. KG Industriereinigung

HOYER GmbH Internationale Fachspedition

Impuls Fitness- und Gesundheitssport GmbH

Indulor Leverkusen GmbH & Co. KG

INEOS Styrolution Köln GmbH

Ingenieurbüro Grobecker GmbH

INVITE GmbH

KARL SCHMIDT SPEDITION GmbH & Co. KG

Kemira Germany GmbH TM Dormagen

KRONOS TITAN GmbH

LANXESS AG

LEVACO Chemicals GmbH

Linde Aktiengesellschaft, Geschäftsbereich Linde Gas

Momentive Performance Materials

Nippon Gases Deutschland GmbH

NKT GmbH & Co. KG

Nouryon Chemicals GmbH

Polymaterials AG

Powder Tec GmbH

pronova BKK

RWE Generation SE

Saltigo GmbH

SIDRA Wasserchemie GmbH

TALKE-Emmerich GmbH & Co. KG

Tectrion GmbH

TERRITORY Content to Results GmbH

TFL Ledertechnik GmbH

TÜV SÜD Chemie Service GmbH

UL Solutions

VENATOR Uerdingen GmbH

Weber Industrieller Rohrleitungsbau & Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG

Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG

WuXi Biologics Germany GmbH

YNCORIS GmbH & Co. KG

Benefits

Through transport connectivity and green energy

The Chempark is located in the best possible way for the settlement of companies that want to benefit from strong structures. The location offers short distances and good connections to Germany and abroad.

Logistics

The Chemical Park has excellent connections via motorway, rail and sea routes with its own ports on the Rhine and can deliver to many European countries. France, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands and Belgium can be reached within a day's journey.

Network

Products and residues from chemical production can be used as raw materials by other companies.

Economies of scale

Many service providers are located here that require a high degree of specialisation at the chemical site.

Safety

The concentration of companies with similar risk profiles creates common safety.

Sustainability

Our mission is to create sustainable production conditions through green power and circular water use among others

Contact request:

We will be happy to advise you on questions regarding settlement

Benefits

Through transport connectivity and green energy

The Chempark is located in the best possible way for the settlement of companies that want to benefit from strong structures. The location offers short distances and good connections to Germany and abroad.

Logistics

The Chemical Park has excellent connections via motorway, rail and sea routes with its own ports on the Rhine and can deliver to many European countries. France, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands and Belgium can be reached within a day's journey.

Network

Products and residues from chemical production can be used as raw materials by other companies.

Economies of scale

Many service providers are located here that require a high degree of specialisation at the chemical site.

Safety

The concentration of companies with similar risk profiles creates common safety.

Sustainability

Our mission is to create sustainable production conditions through green power and circular water use among others

Contact request:

We will be happy to advise you on questions regarding settlement
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Added value

For region and industry

As a chemical park, we are not only employer, service provider and production site: We are more. For the companies at our sites, the CHEMPARK is a materials network that enables efficient production cycles. For thousands of young people, we are trainers and launch pad for their professional future and attractive as an employer. And with the products and materials produced and developed at the CHEMPARK, we make many everyday things possible or better. We are much – and much more.

For CHEMPARK partners

For neighbours

For society

Safety

Commitment and trust in equal measure

Safety has a very high priority. For residents who live in the vicinity of the CHEMPARK and also for the people who work here. In fact, quite a few of them belong to both groups. The CHEMPARK is committed to the safety of them all.

All plants at the CHEMPARK work according to a uniform safety concept. They have been examined and approved by the authorities. Preventive protective measures are continuously reviewed and optimised. Unfortunately, Safety can never be absolute. An event with effects on the neighborhood, too cannot be ruled out with absolute certainty. Here you will find a quick and clear explanation of the basics of the CHEMPARK safety concept. You will find out everything you need to know about alarms and all-clear signals, how to recognise hazards, what you should do in the event of an incident and where you can get information. Please familiarise yourself with it. If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the CHEMPARK and the topic of safety, please come to one of our neighbourhood offices. To be informed quickly about events, you can subscribe to our newsletter here.

The safety concept

Ensuring the safety of neighbours, visitors and employees is a priority for the companies at the CHEMPARK. Many years of experience and the use of advanced technology help to constantly improve the level of safety. Authorities, employers’ liability insurance associations and companies work closely together on this. The employees who handle hazardous substances in the production, supply and disposal facilities and chemical storage facilities bear a special responsibility. They are informed in detail about the possible dangers when handling these substances and are intensively trained with regard to the safe operation of the facilities. To protect people and the environment, the companies of the chemical industry have joined the worldwide initiative “Responsible Care”. Among other things, „Responsible Care“ calls for the continuous improvement of safety in all areas.

SUSTAINABILITY

We want to secure the chemical site with future technologies. Actively shaping change—and becoming Europe’s sustainable chemical park. With hydrogen, renewable energies, heat pumps – and many other innovations. We rely on the expertise and commitment of our employees to help shape the CHEMPARK of the future and drive change. Sustainable. For new chemistry. Find out here what that means in practice.

Site ManagerS

Dr. Hans Richter

Site Manager Leverkusen/Managing Director Chemion Logistik GmbH

Dr. Christian Czauderna

Site Manager Dormagen/Head of Circularity Business Unit

Lars Friedrich

Site Manager Krefeld-Uerdingen/Head of Site Business Unit