The px-owned Saltend Chemicals Park in Hull will host the AGM of the European Chemical Site Promotion Platform tomorrow and Thursday this week.
Members, which include chemical clusters, operators, regional development agencies and port authorities from across the continent, will also stage a symposium on marketing and promotion.
Keynote presentations will be delivered by Diana Taylor, MD of Marketing Humber and John Moss, Chemicals and Bioeconomy Sector Specialist at the Department for International Trade.
The event will also include a tour of Saltend Chemicals Park, which px acquired from BP in March 2018, for the delegates from Germany, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Finland and the UK.
The twice-yearly symposium, which takes place at a different European site each time, is open to any European organisation with a core business involving the management of a chemical site or chemical related operations in Europe, which is actively engaged in promoting its site for new investments.
Group Business Development Director with px, Patrick Pogue, said: “We welcome the opportunity to bring the European chemicals community to Saltend and showcase px’s capability in operations and maintenance, engineering and energy trading.
“We have a number of long-established, world-class manufacturers based at Saltend that continue to announce further investment in their assets. In addition, we have seen new customers arrive because they understand the benefits of building their new production facilities in a location that has an established infrastructure and an extensive provision of services, feedstocks and utilities – enabling them to drive down costs and increase efficiency.
“The event will strengthen the relationships between the various European chemical sites, enabling them to work together to increase awareness about Europe’s advantages and bring new investment into the region.”
In addition to Saltend, px currently operates and maintains major gas processing plants in Scotland and on Teesside; a gas pipeline in the North Sea; power generating operations on Teesside, in Cumbria, Lincolnshire and in Wales.
In addition, an energy trading division – E24 – manages energy buying and selling on behalf of clients, as well as services relating to industry ICT and administrative activities.