Liquin emerges as new chemical storage leader in Botlek, Rotterdam
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Liquin emerges as new chemical storage leader in Botlek, Rotterdam

The chemical terminals in Botlek, Rotterdam, formerly owned by Vopak, have been rebranded as Liquin following their recent acquisition by Infracapital, a leading European infrastructure investor. The announcement comes on the heels of the successful completion of the acquisition process.

Liquin, now a prominent independent chemical storage company in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region, is set to offer high-quality storage infrastructure services. With a focus on sustainability, flexibility, and efficiency, Liquin is poised for growth under its new ownership. The company is committed to embracing the evolving global landscape, connecting key parties, and capitalising on opportunities to aid its customers in expanding their businesses.

Liquin’s mission, “Building a world of endless opportunities,” reflects its specialisation in handling and storing complex chemical products. The company operates the Botlek, Chemiehaven, and TTR terminals, storing products like ethanol, methanol, styrene, and acrylonitrile. Safety remains Liquin’s top priority, ensuring the secure handling of these substances.

Janhein van den Eijnden, CEO of Liquin, reassures that while the company’s name has changed, its core operations, including contracts, agreements, and the management team, will remain consistent. He expresses confidence in Liquin’s bright future, citing its advantageous location in the Port of Rotterdam and the potential for expansion.

Liquin’s 350 employees are actively involved in the transition, bringing a new momentum to the company. Van den Eijnden highlights the team’s commitment to maintaining leadership in liquid bulk and fine chemicals handling and storage. The focus is also on exploring new avenues, such as the storage of renewable and sustainable products, while continuing to prioritize safety.

Liquin boasts a portfolio of three chemical terminals with a combined storage capacity of 1.5 million cubic metres. Strategically located in the Port of Rotterdam, Liquin offers excellent connectivity to surrounding chemical plants and the Hinterland. The company provides extensive access through 23 jetties, including 13 deep-sea jetties, and offers pipelines, trucks, and (un)loading facilities. Its range of tank sizes provides clients with the flexibility to adapt to changing needs, positioning Liquin well for new energies and circular chemicals development.