The circular economy plays an important role in the economic development of Groningen’s seaports. Groningen Seaports contributes to the development of an efficient and innovative recycling cluster for the region.

Through the recycling – useful application – and processing of everything released in a factory production process or which is unusable by society, the cluster upgrades all of these substances into raw materials, energy and new products. This is based on the cradle-to-cradle concept, but involving more companies.


Sustainable economic growth is the best starting point for the long term. Sustainability is a precondition for creating added value and job opportunities in the region. That sustainability translates into care and respect for people and the living environment, investing in knowledge and innovation and into cooperation with economic core areas and logistics hubs. Groningen Seaports acts in that context as an initiator, facilitator and stimulator, based on the conviction that green economic growth is sustainable economic growth that benefits the region as a whole.

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Facts & figures

  • Space; 418 hectares available
  • Synergy / site sharing possibilities
  • Heaviest category of industry (5.3) allowed
  • Excellent accessibility
  • (Green) energy and residual heat available

Attractive location

Delfzijl is an extremely attractive spot for (recycling) companies.

Government bodies, the corporate sector, knowledge institutes and social organisations all work closely together, which enables the corporate sector and knowledge institutes to adequately meet the demand for know-how, technology and manpower. Together with the excellent accessibility, quality of the living environment and the available space, this makes the Eemsdelta an extremely attractive spot for (recycling) companies.