The Provence Industry’Nov call for projects will be present at the Petrochymia show being held at La Halle in Martigues on September 19-20, 2018.
Its aim is to attract investment from major corporations, start-ups and SMEs in the fields of energy efficiency, applied industrial ecology, bioindustry and biofuels.
An area of 83 hectares, spread over three industrial parks in the west of the Metro Area, is being set aside for the projects. Another initiative in the search for energy solutions of the future.
The South of France’s petrochemical sector is a major contributor to the national economy and Martigues, part of the Berre-Fos-Martigues “golden triangle” is a mecca for the industry. It has a dense industrial fabric, bolstered by one of France’s largest petrochemical hubs and the port activities of the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille, the largest port in France and second-largest in the Mediterranean. It was therefore the natural choice for the first edition of Petrochymia. And with the event being held in its own back yard, Provence Industry’Nov had to be present.
The area is a base for a number of leading international players such as LyondellBasell in Berre, Total in La Mède, Kem One in Fos and Petroineos in Lavera, as well as for a host of SMEs. It’s an ecosystem that offer many advantages for companies wishing to set up in the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Area and join Provence Industry’Nov and its innovative industrial initiative.
More than one billion Euro has been earmarked for investment between now and 2020 by major corporations in the region, including:
- €275M by Total to set up the first biorefinery in France;
- €200M by LyondellBasell to refurbish its facilities;
- 3€300 by Kem One for the construction of an ethylene storage facility and to convert an electrolysis unit;
And more than €150M set aside by Petroineos to modernize its Lavera plant to maintain its presence at the site over the long term.
With more than 2000 management and executive visitors expected, and with 200 companies exhibiting, Petrochymia is a perfect opportunity to promote call for projects.
The Provence Industry’Nov task force will therefore be present on stand D30 to answer questions and provide details on the ongoing call for projects in the region, the aim of which is to facilitate the emergence of new projects in the fields of applied industrial ecology, energy transition and the circular economy.
The initiative includes the setting aside of 83 hectares of land to set up demonstrators and industrial pre-pilot schemes, with a strong emphasis on synergy between industrial, public-sector and research and training stakeholders. At the show, interested project carriers will be able to meet members of the task force and find out more about the development potential Provence Industry’Nov provides. The selected investment projects, numbering between 10 and 20, will be given free, confidential and tailored support.
Make a personal appointment for a meeting at the Petrochymia show.