Investors

The Perfect Location

A site managed by BP

Saltend Chemicals Park is located in the heart of the UK’s Energy Estuary - a thriving super-cluster of world-scale chemicals and energy operations around the Humber, one of Europe’s busiest ports complexes.

Already home to a host of blue chip brands such as Centrica, ConocoPhillips and Croda, the Humber is leading the way in the development of the renewable energy sector, with wind power, tidal technology and biomass all prominent. Saltend was the location of choice for the £350 million Vivergo Fuels plant, the newest and among the largest biofuels production facilities in Europe. Vivergo followed world-class businesses such as International Power, INEOS and Nippon Gohsei in selecting Saltend for major investment.

The Humber region has the UK’s largest petrochemicals manufacturing plants; accounts for a quarter of the country’s oil refining capacity; and lands and distributes 20% of the UK’s natural gas. Energy is big business here.

Facts about the region

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    Renewable Energy
    The Humber is becoming a centre of excellence for renewables in the UK

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    Population
    42% of the population is under 35 years of age compared to 34% nationally

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    % of UK Energy Supply
    Hull has one the largest amount of energy creation of any single region in the UK

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    Operating Costs
    Yorkshire benefits from 20% lower operating costs than the national average

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    Size
    The humber is the busiest ports complex in the country

Strategically placed for global distribution

Strategically placed for global distribution

Location is a key advantage, with the Humber’s central positioning in the UK, facing out to the Continent, meaning that 75% of UK manufacturing sites can be reached within four hours and customers in mainland Europe within 24 hours.

Logistics companies ship to more than 150 countries from the Humber, Britain’s busiest ports complex with over 170 shipping lines operating regularly from and to the UK gateway to Europe.

Uncongested road links connect the Humber rapidly with the rest of the UK and the region also has two airports and a thriving ferry terminal.

With expertise at the University of Hull’s Logistics Institute and the UK's first operational World Trade Centre, Hull and the Humber is a centre of excellence for logistics and a vital global hub for trade and industry.

Services & Utilities

Logistics

Logistics

Saltend Chemicals Park occupies a strategic position on the East Coast of the UK, at the heart of the UK’s busiest ports complex. With an integrated jetty, tanker-loading facilities and access to ports, road and rail networks, the site has excellent links for global product distribution.

Land & Infrastructure

Land & Infrastructure

At Saltend Chemicals Park, BP Chemicals Ltd offers integration in an established and extensive infrastructure that is mutually beneficial to on-site businesses and provides a cost-effective solution for new investors.

Approximately 50 acres of prime brownfield development land is available for inward investment.

Utilities

Utilities

At Saltend Chemicals Park, BP Chemicals offers access to a wide range of utilities required by large-scale facilities for the manufacture of chemicals and associated products. Businesses on site benefit from access to steam and power from an on-site 1200MW power station; water; natural gas and industrial gases.

Feedstock

Feedstock

Through integration with BP Chemicals Ltd and other on-site operators, investors can access a wide range of feedstocks, enabling cost-effective and efficient production.

Services

Services

BP Chemicals offers a wide range of services, both directly and indirectly though other service providers. Services provided to the community of companies at Saltend Chemicals Park include emergency response; security; maintenance and engineering services; facilities management; logistics; and effluent management.

Project Management & Design

Project Management & Design

A range of project management and design services are available at Saltend Chemicals Park, using in-house teams or working closely with assessed local and national design contractors.

A Culture of Safety

Investors

At Saltend Chemicals Park, BP Chemicals Ltd draws on decades of experience, underpinned by excellent safety standards and procedures, to deliver a safe environment for all who work on the site or come into contact with the operations and products.

Safety is an overriding priority and fundamental value for everyone who works for BP Chemicals. The dedicated team is responsible for providing excellent safety performance as part of a continuous improvement programme to deliver best-in-class services to the cluster of operators on site.

A strong ethos within the team who are dedicated to a target of ‘no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environment’.

The BP Chemicals Safety Team provides support, advice and information, monitors compliance and administers the health and safety systems necessary to reduce risk and the impact that operations may have on people and the environment.

BP Chemicals are committed to creating an incident and injury free environment that enables safe and reliable operations and services of which we can all be proud.

Testimonials

Chris Bowlas, Chemicals Park Manager

Chris Bowlas

“All the things that would give investors’ confidence are in place - we have a track record of sustained production and integrating new investment successfully.”

BP Chemicals Ltd

Peter des Forges, Commercial Director

Peter des Forges

“The companies based on the Chemicals Park meet on a regular basis to discuss issues which affect all the businesses, such as production plans, HSE and security and sharing best practice. Nippon Gohsei also has strong links with the community and meet on a regular basis with local councillors.”

Nippon Goshei UK Ltd

Helen Starkey, Human Resources Manager

Helen Starkey

“Nippon Gohsei UK Limited employs 100 permanent employees and many more on contract labour. The fact that there was a good supply of skilled labour in the area and of course the English language were both key factors. We also support a variety of local businesses and our policy is to buy material and services from companies within the nearby area if possible.”

Nippon Goshei UK Ltd

Andy Bulman, Operations Director

Andy Bulman

“Saltend Chemicals Park proved to be a great location for our world-scale biofuels business due to its prime position on the Humber Estuary, the attractive combination of existing infrastructure and utilities, as well as the access to available land in a region that supports a skilled workforce for major manufacturing.”

Vivergo Fuels Ltd