News release : Induss continues to develop its cluster success

06/11/2014

New investment for Induss in the port of Antwerp 

Antwerp, 6 November 2014 – Induss I grows 50%

Since 2010 water factory Induss I, in the port of Antwerp, with a capacity of 7 million m³, has been providing demineralised water to the surrounding industry. These are mainly refineries and chemical companies that use demineralised water to make high pressure steam or use it directly in their production process.

12 Olympic swimming pools a day

In the spring of 2015 Induss starts with the expansion of its water factory at the Scheldelaan. With this expansion the annual capacity of 10 million cubic metres will be surpassed or, to put it differently, a daily volume equalling 12 Olympic swimming pools.

Cluster concept proves to be a success

Due to the growth at existing customers and the connection of a new large chemical company, Induss I will increase its existing production capacity by 50% and expand the pipe network by 7 km. This brings the total on +/- 27 km underground distribution network.

With this expansion Induss again proves that it is a professional partner for (petro)chemical industries when it comes to reliability, cost control and sustainability.

The Induss business model: one central production plant of demineralised water distributed via an underground distribution network to the end customer in the right amount, at the right place and at the right quality is a success among big water consumers for whom water treatment is critical but not part of their core business. Via this form of integration with multiple production plants, economies of scale are achieved which converts into less use of water and chemicals. This modular approach, the phased execution of the master plan, is good for the environment and for the TCO (total cost of ownership).

Competitive advantage for the port of Antwerp

The increase of the production capacity and the expansion of the Induss pipe network enables us to reach our customers better and to provide them with sustainable demineralised water. With this, Induss contributes to the embedment of industry in Flanders. Ellen Theeuwes, CEO of Induss adds: “The presence of an already existing network provides an extra advantage when attracting new foreign investors. A competitive advantage which the commercial department of the Port of Antwerp can include in its offer.”

Milestone for Induss

The expansion of Induss I is a significant new milestone for the relatively young company active in water treatment and distribution for industry.

A sixth production unit already became operational in September this year, this time on-site at Rütgers in Zelzate. This comes to a total of six water treatment plants in four years.

New opportunities are being sought in the treatment of wastewater and the reuse of process water.

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The collaboration with Induss enables us to reduce our carbon footprint. Transparency in our partnership is also the key for better cost control of water and steam.
Johan Rousseau
plant manager, Eastmann
We sustainably reduced our demin water cost
Ivago
management
Thanks to Induss’ full examination and mapping of my various water needs, I now receive guaranteed quality and secured delivery of industrial water for my production line and that at a fixed price for a full contract length.
Bart Vervenne
Plant Manager, Alco Bio Fuel