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Energy & renewables

The WestHolland region has a large track record in the Energy and especially Oil & Gas cluster. This stems not only from the proximity of the Port of Rotterdam and its petrochemical industry. The city of The Hague is home to operators in the North Sea, like Dana petroleum, Petrogas, Engie and several large world-wide operating engineering companies as CB&I, Jacobs, Tebodin and Technip. Also Royal Dutch Shell has its headquarters in this vibrant city. This is one of the large players that have chosen to be in the proximity of the national government, which plays a major role in licensing for the Dutch North Sea Shelf. Plus, WestHolland gets you in touch with valuable partners such as: 

  • Other important companies in The Hague energy cluster;
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs & Energy and other parts of the Dutch Government;
  • Association of Dutch Suppliers in the Oil and Gas Industry (IRO);
  • The Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association (Nogepa);
  • The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO);
  • Delft University of Technology;
  • Research institutes and start ups.

The Hague is traditionally associated with upstream activities. Mid- and downstream activities (refineries and petrochemical facilities) are concentrated just a mere 30 kilometres to the south, in the industrial area along the Nieuwe Waterweg which connects the North Sea with Rotterdam.

"The Hague has a good cluster of oil and gas companies, so the business and networking opportunities are excellent. It’s also a really lovely, cultural city with, in its close vicinity, great universities rolling out engineering talent that we hope to tap in the future". Stuart Dickerson - Director at Pinnacle

Secure the energy of tomorrow

The Hague is cosmopolitan as well as compact. Government and lawmakers, businesses, science centres and international organizations are all within a close range. This leads to intense cooperation and this is what makes The Hague one of a kind. The triple helix leads to innovative concepts and products. See for example the The Hague Security Delta, the largest safety cluster in Europe. Businesses in the energy industry profit from this concentration of expertise in cyber security.

Renewable energy starts in West Holland

Traditional players, start-ups and science partners are teaming up in West Holland to be in the forefront of renewable and sustainable energy. For example, companies in the horticultural cluster have made impressive progress over the years decreasing their energy consumption. You may learn from their climate control greenhouses! Other next-generation energy sources such as wind and solar power are also being developed and tested by young enterprises at the tech incubator Yes!Delft in cooperation with companies out of the regional cluster. The Hague will play an important part in the energy transition in the coming decades.

 

All this makes The Hague the ideal base for expanding and investing in Europe. Invest in tomorrow's energy and let us introduce you to all the possibilities.  Contact us now >>

Wim Rutgers
International Business Advisor

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