5 reasons to choose Le Havre

  • 1st French chemical platform
    • 5,275 kilotons products per year
    • Around 6,000 jobs
    • A normative added-value of € 1.38 billion
  • 1st French petrochemical complex
    • the 2 largest refineries in France (Total and Exxon Mobil)
    • 24.3 million tons of crude oil processed per year
    • 39% of French refining capacity
  • 40% of European production of additives and mineral oils
  • Largest European production area for fertilisers
  • 25% of French production of olefins, 50% of French production of plastics and elastomers
  • 50% of French imports of nitrogen products
  • Normandy, 2nd French region in medical chemistry
  • Plastics: € 2.3 billion turnover, close to 200 companies in Normandy
  • Competitive labour and energy costs in the North European range
  • A 52 km industrial water network, 5 to 10 times less expensive than conventional water network
  • A shared steam network of 4 km at a competitive cost (additional 10 km in project)
  • Sebidex, one of Europe’s largest industrial waste incineration plant, with energy recovery
  • Le Havre industrial port area eligible for Regional Development Grant (AFR), allowing to benefit from setting- up aids or tax exemptions
  • 5,6 millions m3 capacity for liquid bulks
  • 90 000 m3 of storage capacity for polymers
  • 35 km of docks, 200 km of rail and road networks within the Industrial Port Area
  • Network of pipelines within the Industrial Port Zone and to Paris region
  • Very high voltage electricity grid (90 – 225 – 400 kV) and natural gas (low and high pressure)
  • Pan-European multimodal transport network (short-sea, river, rail)
  • A smooth highway flow to Paris and Northern Europe
  • Connections to more than 600 ports, via 75 regular shipping lines
  • Average time for processing and issuing prior operating permit between 8 and 12 months
  • Technological Risk Prevention Plan in the area: 16 Seveso sites, about 200 businesses and 10,000 jobs
  • SYNERZIP-LH, industrial association managing industrial risks and other synergies
  • Single European port certified ISO 28000 (security)
  • An IT tool dedicated to the management of hazardous materials: TIMAD
  • A territory of experimentation for industrial CO2 capture, with Sedibex – Insa pilot
  • R&D centres dedicated to the development of new products : Total (fuels and lubricants) – Chevron (additives) – PPG Coating (paints and varnishes), C2MC (complex matrices)
  • Estener, 1st French production unit of advanced biodiesel based on animal fats residues
  • Osilub, a patented process for the rerefining of waste mineral oils
  • Total Fluids, 1st plant in France to obtain the ISCC + label for its range of biodegradable and sustainable fluids BioLife

Facilitating your establishment in Le Havre and its region

Le Havre Seine Développement, the economic development agency for the Le Havre region, prospects, advises and supports companies in their project to set up, invest or develop in Le Havre and its region (Le Havre and Fécamp intercommunities).

How can we help your project?

  • Searching for premises or land
  • Networking with potential partners, customers and service providers
  • Relationship with the administrations
  • Searching for funding
Thomas BOUCHETIndustrial Business Developer
+33 (0)6 26 47 51 15

They have chosen Le Havre and its region

Total Gonfreville Le Havre Normandie
Logo Yara
Chevron Oronite Le Havre Normandie
Omnova Solutions Le Havre Normandie
Eramet Le Havre Normandie
Lassarat Le Havre Normandie
Sedibex Le Havre Normandie
Osilub Le Havre Normandie
Estner Le Havre Normandie

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