This morning, the Shed 1 “Moll de la Costa”, in Port de Tarragona, has been the frame of the inauguration of TankBank 2015, one of the major international events in the petrochemical field and it has chosen Tarragona in order to hold its first meeting in the Mediterranean. Tony Quinn, CEO of TankBank International; Josep Andreu, president of the Port de Tarragona and Francesc Sánchez, general manager of the Port de Tarragona were in charge of welcoming the hundred attendees which are representatives of major companies in the storage industry, management of chemical and petrochemical terminals, European Ports and manufacturers of storage tanks.

In his speech, the president of the Port de Tarragona, and vice president of ChemMed, defended the strategic role that plays this territory on the international map and the possibilities it offers as an investment destination. Before him, the CEO of TankBank, Tony Quinn, has given the starting point for the conference and he wanted to stress the great potential of Tarragona, not only for its strategic location, also for the ability that the territory has in economic and development growth next to the powerful chemical industry and the Port de Tarragona. Moreover, among others, the director of Tepsa Spain, LLuis Sala and the Director of Operations of Repsol refinery in Tarragona, Baltasar, Boix have spoken this morning.

Before ending the morning conference the participants have made a sea tour by port facilities.

The Chemical Cluster of the Mediterranean has put full stop to the first day of TankBank in Tarragona in the Hipòlit sarcophagus room in Tower of Pretorio, which has hosted the presentation of this project that brings together the Chemical Industry, the Port de Tarragona and all the agents surrounding the sector in this territory. Its president, Jesus Loma-Ossorio, presented to the attendees the project in company of the vice president of ChemMed Tarragona, Josep Andreu.

President of AEQT and ChemMed explained that the cluster born just to anticipate the future, placing a value on the potential of Tarragona and to project this brand to the world in search of investments to consolidate the future of this industry in the territory. Loma took the opportunity to travel back in time to explain what role the petrochemical sector has played in the last half century in Tarragona and how now it makes a step forward into the specialties world.

This afternoon session was also attended by the Mayor of Tarragona, who wanted to receive the TankBank attendees in the same “Tower del Pretorio”. In his speech the mayor stressed the importance of the territory as an economic engine, pointing the chemical industry, the Port de Tarragona and other sectors such as knowledge and tourism. Josep Felix Ballesteros has placed the audience in the historic site where they were, recalling that Tarragona is a place not only of past and present also with future.


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ChemMed Tarragona sponsors the SIL CHEMICAL 2015, in collaboration with the promoters of the cluster : Port de Tarragona and the Chemical Business Association of Tarragona (AEQT). The conference will take place on Thursday 11th June at 9.30 am in the Pabilex room, in the context of the International Logistics , and entitled as “ChemMed Tarragona, common infrastructure and competitive services”. In this way, after more than one year of international diffusion, the chemical cluster in the Mediterranean returns to SIL to expose his maturity as a cluster and to value the strengths and assets on the global map of the chemical industry and logistics.

ChemMed Tarragona is a brand for the promotion at international level with some very clear lines which show that Tarragona has all the elements necessary  to develop the future challenges of the sector.

The SIL CHEMICAL 2015 is the fourth edition which this year includes as speakers Jesus Loma-Ossorio, president of ChemMed Tarragona and AEQT; Josep Andreu i Figueras, president of the Port de Tarragona and vice president of ChemMed Tarragona; Marc Fargas, CEO of AITASA; Teresa Pallares, general manager of AEQT and ChemMed Tarragona and Francesc Sánchez, CEO of the Port of Tarragona and board member of ChemMed Tarragona.

ChemMed Tarragona is the most important chemical cluster in the Mediterranean. The sum of the chemical industry, the port and all the agents that surround it have  provided a reality that has 50 years of experience and highlighting, among others, major infrastructure associated, as the pipe rack Dixquímics, plant regenerated water, the Chemical Safety Parks, common emissary, the moll de la química or 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 .

To register on the day SIL CHEMICAL 2015: http://www.silbcn.com/cat/actos_jornadas/jornada_chemical.php


The cluster will be released by its president, Jesus Loma-Ossorio.

Tuesday morning IESE Barcelona will host the sixth meeting of the Chemical Sector, organized every year by the prestigious business school. The event, organized jointly by IESE and Feique (the Federation of the Spanish Chemical Industry), will have as a main aim this 2015  the  investment and growth. In this context, Tarragona will be the focus, from the hand of ChemMed cluster. The president of ChemMed and AEQT ,Jesus Loma-Ossorio, will intervene in the ‘Revitalisation of Industrial Investment’ block. In it, Loma-Ossorio will develop the role and figure of the clusters as poles of attraction for investment. The maximum of ChemMed cluster, will expose the case of Tarragona, and he will talk about the experience of this first year of life in the Mediterranean chemical cluster . Loma-Ossorio will share table with other prominent names of the global chemical outlook, such as Erwin Rauhe, BASF CEO Southern Europe; Inés Juste Juste Group President; Joan Roget, CEO, and Chairman of Panreac FEDEQUIM; and Ignacio García-Nieto, CEO of Riva y García Financial Group Director. This sixth meeting will be open by the President of Feique, Anton Valero, and the Professor Joan Roure in IESE.

This event, which is called ‘Invest & Grow’ aims to, first,  analyze the long-term prospects of the main demanding sectors of the chemical industry, taking into account both: economic behavior and structural changes.

Secondly, is going to be analyzed the key rules that multinationals or SMEs in the chemical sector have in mind when they are going to be located in a country or increase their productive capacities. This will allow us to clearly identify the factors which influencing the decision process of the companies, as well as the necessary steps that governments should take to design an effective industrial policy.

Finally, will be addressed the main differentiating factor of the competitiveness of the chemical industry nowadays: The energy. The purpose of the table is to analyze, from the point of view of producers, traders and consumers, what should be the design of energy policy to ensure a competitive and consistent cost with the constraints of security of supply and sustainability.