The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Yokogawa Electric Corporation are conducting a feasibility study to increase cross-industry integration for efficient energy in the Rotterdam industrial cluster.
he pre-feasibility study, which used computer simulations and comparisons with operations in the Rotterdam port industrial cluster, showed up to 5% improvements in efficiencies from better alignment of the use of electricity, heat, steam, and feedstocks such as water and industrial gases. This led to lower costs and a reduced carbon footprint.
In the long run, deeper integration and optimization within the industrial cluster could yield savings as high as 10%, allowing the Rotterdam area to develop into an “industrial sharing economy” with intensive sharing of resources and infrastructure leading to highly efficient operations for all companies in the region.
The Port of Rotterdam and Yokogawa are now starting a feasibility study with several petrochemical and energy companies in the cluster to define concrete use cases based on existing operations.
The first results are expected by the end of 2023, and if positive, plans for field trials with cooperating companies in the port will be developed from 2024.