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Tarragona hosts one of the major international events in the petrochemical sector

TankBank 2015 will be held in Tarragona the next 2 and 3 of July in what will be the first meeting in the Mediterranean. Tank bank is an international event held annually with the aim of creating contacts between the attending companies (networking), and where participate the major companies in the storage industry, management of chemical and petrochemical terminals, European ports, storage tanks manufacturers , etc.

TankBank Tarragona 2015 will be a major international event full of presentations and high-level conferences. During this meeting, the participants made an extensive tour to the port facilities in Tarragona, with visits to terminals and petrochemical companies located in the territory which comprising the most important Southern European chemical industrial zone.

The Port de Tarragona has worked in recent months in order to finally this event can take place in Tarragona. The TankBank 2015 will certainly be an excellent platform to make internationally known the potential of the Port de Tarragona, chemical industry and especially of ChemMed Tarragona cluster.

Last year, the Port de Tarragona participated in the event TankBank held in London, where it was announced the efficient logistics services and infrastructure in front of entrepreneurs, logistics operators and responsible of port terminals worldwide.

Spreading the extension of the “Moll de la Química” to new operators

Within the framework of Tank Bank 2015 and with the vision of internationalization, the Port de Tarragona will announce the expansion of the “Moll de la Quimica” to the global chemistry industry leading companies and management of storage of chemical and petrochemical terminals. The aim is to promote commitment to positioning as a petrochemical hub port that has allowed the Port de Tarragona to improve their competitiveness and become more attractive in front of large international operators, which currently do not operate in the Mediterranean. The Moll de la Química put on the market available hectares, while giving competitive to companies that are already installed in the Port de Tarragona providing greater draught.

Another objective pursued by the TankBank event in Tarragona, is to show the potential of the territory (port and chemical industry) and make it an attractive option for foreign investment. The event will provide the opportunity to generate networking.

Undoubtedly, TankBank 2015 also will become an important international platform for ChemMed Tarragona, and to make known the sum of the chemical industry, the Port and all the agents around him. The major infrastructure associated as the pipe rack Dixquimics, regenerated water plant, Chemical Safety Parks, common emissary, the Moll de la quimica or the common service for the operation of marine pollution contingency are some of the examples that have given meaning to the premise that there is strength in numbers.

For registration: http://www.tankbank.com.sg/events/

 



20150324-Fotos-AEQT-Visita-Invest-in-Spain-1 At its headquarters in Tarragona today, the chemical cluster of the Mediterranean received a delegation from the Spanish Chemical Business Federation, known as FEIQUE, and from Invest in Spain, a national organisation that works to attract foreign investments to Spain. The three parties met for the purpose of creating synergies in policies for attracting investment, the primary mission of the Tarragona chemical cluster.

First of all, the general director of FEIQUE, Juan Antonio Lebat, gave an x-ray view of the chemical sector in Spain, in which he highlighted data showing an increase in job creation in 2014, its consolidation as the sector contributing the most to the country’s GDP and the fact that the chemical sector grew more than any other sector during the economic crisis.

After the general overview of the petrochemical sector in Spain, it was the cluster’s turn to share. The general director of ChemMed presented, as he had in Cologne the week before, the potential that makes Tarragona a benchmark chemical hub in southern Europe, stressing the importance of existing infrastructure and joint services.

Finally, the executive director of Invest in Spain, José Carlos Cabrera, presented the organisation’s investment attraction project, its mission and its action plan.

All three institutions agreed to seek lines of collaboration on order to position Tarragona as the ideal location for international investment in the chemistry industry, work that will materialise through future actions with companies and markets that they have, up to now, been working on separately.

 

 



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This last Tuesday, the Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, accompanied by the Secretary General of Industry, Begoña Cristeto, visited the facilities of ChemMed Tarragona, the Mediterranean chemical cluster.

The events slated for the visit began at midday at Repsol’s industrial complex in Tarragona, where an official ceremony was held with representatives of public and private entities from across the region.

The event was opened by Repsol’s chemical business director, Juan Carlos Ruiz Dorado, who welcomed the attendees and explained the importance of the Tarragona centre for his company. Ruiz Dorado talked about the need for Europe in general, as well Spain itself, to take a step forward in energy.

After his speech, the new chairman of FEIQUE, Anton Valero, took the stage. Valero, a Tarragona native who was named chair the Spanish Chemical Industry Federation at the beginning of the month, presented the values of a sector that provides solutions to the challenges facing humanity. He placed Tarragona at the epicentre of his discourse, without neglecting the importance of the rest of Spain at any point. The chairman of FEIQUE also focused on the subject of energy, a critical consideration for Tarragona’s cluster and the chemical industry in general. After the first two speeches were given, ChemMed shared its corporate video with the audience, followed by a speech from ChemMed’s president, Jesús Loma-Ossorio.
The leader of both ChemMed and the AEQT explained the potential of the cluster he represents, stating that ChemMed is not a brand seeking content, but rather over 40 years of content that needed a brand to project it to the world. The cluster represents an alliance of regional stakeholders to ensure the future of an industry that is critical to the region. Despite this comprehensive alliance, Loma stressed that the support of regulators is needed in important areas like energy and infrastructure. With this request, the president of ChemMed extended his hand to the Minister with an assurance that working together will lead to growth and, in turn, make Tarragona more attractive as a region and the chemical sector more attractive as an industry for future investment.

At his side, Minister Soria concluded the event by rising to the challenge of the previous speakers. The minister underscored his ministry’s commitment to attracting new investment and to providing access to the chemical industry. The Minister of Industry assured attendees that costs will continue to drop in 2014, and policies were being implemented to strengthen competitiveness. Soria said that the strength of Tarragona’s chemical industry can be seen in its innovation, its sales, its competitiveness and in its talent. He also affirmed that Tarragona provides a model to be followed, an example of combining environmental and economic sustainability.

After the speeches, the event was brought to a close with a ‘family’ picture with the ministerial representatives, the directors of FEIQUE, local stakeholders involved in the cluster and the directors of ChemMed Tarragona, led by president Jesús Loma-Ossorio, and the vice-president and president of the Port of Tarragona, Josep Andreu.

After the official ceremony, the leaders of the chemical industry accompanied the Minister on a visit to the northern and southern industrial parks, as well as to the port facilities in order to gain a clear overall picture of potential of the ChemMed cluster and Tarragona’s chemical sector in general.