Chemelot has the ambition to grow into the most sustainable and competitive chemical site in Western Europe. It is important that this growth takes place in a socially responsible manner. Chemelot is an important economic engine for Limburg and the Netherlands. The entire site consists of the Industrial Park with nearly 150 institutions and companies including multinationals such as Arlanxeo, AnQore, DSM, Fibrant, OCI Nitrogen and SABIC. In addition, the Brightlands Chemelot Campus belongs to the site, strongly connected to the Brightlands campuses in Maastricht, Heerlen and Venlo. If the plans are realized, the direct employment at Chemelot will increase to more than 10,000 people by 2025. At the moment, more than 6000 people work at the Industrial Park, another 1700 at the campus and Chemelot has 600 students.
Chemelot wants to further expand its unique quality - the combination of research and development (R&D) on the campus and production at the industrial park. On the site there is still enough space for new chemical companies. The campus is now growing faster than expected and will continue to grow in such a way that in 2023 there is no more space on the current Chemelot site. Further expansion of the campus in a northerly direction seems the most logical option.
On the way to Chemelot 2025 it is important to have one contact and face for the government, local residents and other stakeholders. The Chemelot organization is a counter that supports and relieves cooperation partners when it comes to questions about permits, financing, but also in emergencies.
The director of Chemelot works closely with the site users and represents their interests in order to guarantee a good business and innovation climate. The communication team is responsible for designing and implementing the reputation and communication strategy. And the acquisition team is looking for (sustainable) companies that want to establish their potential at Chemelot.