5 Jun 2013
Chemelot chemical park. Copyright: Spuisers fotografie
Chemelot chemical park. Copyright: Spuisers fotografie

Royal HaskoningDHV will remain the manager of all public assets of the Chemelot chemical park in the Netherlands until the end of 2017. This has been laid down in a new multi-million Euro contract. Sitech Site Services has reviewed and renewed the former contract prematurely. Thus Chemelot has the certainty that all public facilities and infrastructure will be managed in conformity with the international PAS 55 standard in the long term.

Commissioned since 2006 by Sitech Site Services, Royal HaskoningDHV has been responsible as a Managing Agent for the asset management of Chemelot, the largest chemical industrial park in the Netherlands (850 ha) and home to some 50 companies such as DSM, OCI, Air Liquide, SABIC and Lanxess. The assets include public facilities and infrastructure: 80 kilometres of roads, 50 kilometres of railway lines, 16 bridges and fly-overs, a harbour and 195 kilometres of sewer pipes.

Sustainable performance

As managing agent, Royal HaskoningDHV is also responsible for the actual execution of maintenance, for which several suppliers are subcontracted. In this way, the chemical companies can focus on their core activities, whereas the value of their assets and the attractiveness of the site for further development and use are guaranteed.
Ensuring sustainable performance is part of the contract. Based on monitoring quantitative service levels dedicated to the respective assets, the level of CO2-emission is managed with the aim of reduction.

Project director Pieter Linnartz of Royal HaskoningDHV: "We are proud of what we have accomplished at Chemelot in the past seven years, especially thanks to the commitment of all of our specialists and the partners they have chosen. For Royal HaskoningDHV the contract renewal is an acknowledgement of our expertise and our professional approach." The company was first commissioned in 2006; in 2010 the contract was renewed.

Publicly Available Specification 55 (PAS 55)

The asset management activities of Royal HaskoningDHV on Chemelot have been PAS 55 certified by Lloyd's Register. PAS 55 is a standard developed by the British Standards Institute which describes the frameworks for professional management and maintenance of physical assets, including civil infrastructure. PAS 55 will be converted into the international ISO 55000 standard later this year.