Sustainable business developments
2022 also saw important investments by companies, organisations and venues that were already located and active in the greater Rotterdam area. Many of these were related to the energy and chemicals industries and aimed at helping Rotterdam transition to a more sustainable, renewable, energy-neutral future.
Port of Rotterdam and Neste announced the raising of 2,55 ha of land for companies in the renewable fuels and chemicals industry. A new advanced biofuel facility will be constructed by GIDARA Energy, also in Rotterdam’s port area. Finnish renewable chemical company Neste made the decision to invest in a new renewable products production facility, and Shell is boosting Rotterdam’s position of Europe’s Hydrogen Hub by building Europe’s largest green hydrogen plant at the Maasvlakte II area. The position of Rotterdam as leading Resilient City was also recognized by Resilient Cities Network, who moved their European office from London to Rotterdam and set up in the Floating Office at Rotterdam’s Rijnhaven.
Other business expansions included exciting developments by Hardt Hyperloop, opening their HQ and a brand new experience center, and by event and congress venue Rotterdam Ahoy and ibis Styles who started the construction of a new 250 room hotel in the Zuiderpark, right next to Rotterdam Ahoy’s main entrance.