• Home
  • News
  • GROUPE IDEC is developing the first XXL energy - positive activity park in Europe
  • 2021 September 18 13:49

    GROUPE IDEC is developing the first XXL energy - positive activity park in Europe

    GROUPE IDEC launches the development of a new XXL logistics and industrial park in southern Andalusia covering more than 300 hectares of land. Its ideal location at the crossroads between all the continents and its direct access to major transport networks make this a strategic interchange hub. This park is being developed to enable the integration of a great mix of activities and services and high added-value assets to create a rich and varied space. The energy dimension is also an integral part of the project since the goal is to achieve autonomy in terms of energy and to limit its carbon footprint.

    The first XXL energy-positive activity park in Europe

    GROUPE IDEC and PUERTO SECO ANTEQUERA (PSA) are proposing a new large-scale development in southern Andalusia. Ideally located at the crossroads between the ports of Malaga and Algeciras, and the Atlantic and Mediterranean railway corridors, it positions itself as the new benchmark XXL logistics and industrial zone in Spain. Thanks to its first-class infrastructure and direct access to major transport networks, it benefits from every asset to allow it to support the development of logistics and industrial activities in Spain reaching out to Europe and the rest of the world including, in particular, the ports in North Africa. Thought out from the outset with an ambitious virtuous approach, it aims to achieve a carbon-neutral footprint and make it possible, thanks to a range of sustainable sources of energy integrated in the Park, to produce more energy than it will consume.

    A strategic location

    Located in the south of Spain, this park with port status is positioned as a strategic interchange hub. It benefits from all the advantages offered by Andalusia region, the country’s second largest and most heavily populated region. Antequera dry port is situated in the heart of Spain’s leading maritime zone and of Europe’s fifth port zone. It benefits from the proximity of the ports of Algeciras, Malaga and Cadiz offering it access to the traffic passing through the Strait of Gibraltar which channels the greatest concentration of maritime exchanges in the world. Furthermore, these ports are positioned at the meeting point between two railway corridors on the Atlantic and Mediterranean axes. They also benefit from privileged access to Europe and Africa in particular, and also to America and Asia from the Mediterranean and the Atlantic which makes it an ideal entry or exit gateway.

    Energy, a new resource

    Photo: GROUPE IDEC
    This park also adopts an innovative environmental approach and a sustainable energy dimension. It is perfectly integrated into its environment and uses the natural resources that it has at its disposal. In this way it aims to achieve energy autonomy and limit its carbon footprint as much as possible through its energy mix. To achieve this the buildings will be built with sustainable materials that enter into a circular economy model. Furthermore, all the energy produced locally can be pooled by all of the zone’s future users thanks to a complete geothermal system on the scale of the park. It will be possible to share or store any surplus energy produced, or to redistribute it on the national power grid. The park will capitalise on the wind, water and sun to produce sustainable energy. The possibility of installing a hydrogen power plant is being examined.

    A multi-activity park

    PUERTO SECO ANTEQUERA enters into a mixed activity rationale. By proposing logistics, industrial and service facilities in one and the same zone, along with a variety of infrastructures, the teams at GROUPE IDEC are planning to provide a rich and varied space. This approach favours exchanges between the businesses on the same park, and enables the deployment of shared solutions and services.
    Logistics will occupy a large part owing to the ideal location offered by this port because of its geographical position. The agribusiness sector will also have an important role to play in the park. Cadiz being Spain’s largest fishing port, and Algeciras the largest port through which the fruit and vegetables pass on their way out of North Africa, Antequera dry port enjoys a choice location in this sector owing to its proximity to those ports.

    High added-value services and assets

    This park also proposes high added-value services and assets. Notably it will facilitate the installation of a training centre in an Employment Centre dedicated to the logistics professions, which will make it possible to support people looking for work locally and to create about 3,000 jobs. A programme will be put in place between the various companies present in the Employment Centre to pool jobs, which will help to secure precarious jobs and meet the seasonality of certain activities present in the heart of the zone. With a view to promoting research and innovation at the port and create an innovative and connected ecosystem, strategic collaborations with universities and research centres will be set up to put the latest technologies at the service of logistics. Furthermore, the park’s port zone status will enable businesses to benefit from a system where taxes and customs duties will only be payable when the products leave the zone, which has an impact on cashflow management.

    A project developed jointly with private- and public-sector players

    This project has benefitted greatly from the support of the government of Andalusia which is extensively involved, in particular declaring this zone an “Area of Public Interest”, which has enabled the rapid urbanisation of the 300 hectares of land. It has also proposed the implementation of major infrastructure projects, a connection to the freight rail network and the development of road access thanks to the construction of a new motorway interchange. For this project, a joint initiative with the Andalusia Public Ports Agency has enabled the park to obtain port zone status which offers it all the advantages inherent to that status.

    Launch of the construction works

    The construction works on Antequera dry port began in June. The port will eventually cover more than 300 hectares of land, making 372,000 sq.m of buildable land available for the first phase of the project. This stage will be organised around a 196,000 sq.m multimodal railway terminal and other buildings.

    GROUPE IDEC positions itself as the benchmark partner for everything related to real estate, supporting local authorities, businesses and private individuals for the accomplishment of their projects. GROUPE IDEC draws on its in-house experts and partners based in several regions of the world to plan, develop, design, build and finance all types of real estate projects. With its subsidiaries, associated companies and local partners, GROUPE IDEC is present the world over: Cambodia, China, France, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Vietnam, UK, USA, eastern Europe, etc.

2021 October 19

18:24 Ocean Yield ASA sells two LR2 tankers
17:44 Klaveness Combination Carriers sells a 21-years old CABU vessel
17:22 Oboronlogistics delivers cargo for the construction of a cultural cluster in Kaliningrad
16:58 North Sea Port, Zeeland Regional Safety Board and Central Fire Response Zone join forces for cross-border incident response in the port area
16:35 European shipowners support the uptake of clean fuels but fear FuelEU may become missed opportunity due to enforcement loopholes - ECSA
16:20 9M’2020 throughput of Taganrog Sea Commercial Port grew by 6% Y-o-Y
16:05 Fuelling the Industry: LNG as a fuel and its infrastructure at the 8th International Congress
16:04 Empire Offshore Wind selects Vestas as its preferred supplier for wind turbine generators for Empire Wind I and Empire Wind II
15:41 The decarbonization strategy likely is now the best business strategy for shipowners - ABS
15:13 Bollinger celebrates commissioning of 45th Fast Response Cutter USCGC Emlen Tunnel
14:51 RF Government and Rosatom instructed to organize regular transportation of transit cargo by NSR
14:30 Port of Rotterdam throughput rises substantially again in Q3 2021
14:03 Valenciaport throughput up 8.33% to 63.46 mln tonnes in Jan-Sept 2021
14:02 Ice restrictions in Port of Sabetta basin to be effective as of Oct 25
13:39 TGE Marine announces the successful gas trail of LNG bunker vessel ´Dmitry Mendeleev´
13:08 Port of Antwerp throughput up by 4.8% to 179.1% mln tonnes in Jan-Sept 2021
12:54 Cargo traffic via Khabarovsk Territory ports rose by 3% in 9M’21
12:33 Vitol’s V-Bunkers receives green ship awards from Maritime Port Authority of Singapore
12:15 The Methanol Institute welcomes the European Union’s package of proposals Fit for 55
11:36 Volga Shipping announces completion of three tankers conversion project
10:46 MABUX: Bunker prices may demonstrate multidirectional changes on Oct 19
10:11 Russian Gas Society supports 5th LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives conference
10:09 Berenberg expands debt fund portfolio with two new multi-investor funds
09:46 Baltic Dry Index as of October 18
09:25 Crude oil prices rise on crisis anticipation
09:13 Roxtec selects Sustainable Marine Fuels

2021 October 18

18:07 OneOcean Group brings voyage optimisation solutions to Marlink Partner Programme
17:53 NOVATEK held its first Arctic LNG Projects Shipowners Conference
17:49 MOL tabletop drill prepares for serious marine accident
17:29 Over 40 ships and boats of RF Navy's Black Sea Fleet took part in large-scale exercise at Opuk training ground in Crimea
16:52 Icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov to help deliver new components for the Vostok Station in the Antarctic
16:16 Throughput of Russian seaports in 9M’2021 climbed by 1.7% (detalization)
15:48 Four industry focused educational institutions to take part in 5th LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives conference
15:25 Baltiysky Zavod shipyard casts forth one-piece propeller for Project MR-50 product tanker
15:03 Nemport orders fleet of Konecranes Noell RTGs
14:13 Average spot market price for Russian M100 product rose to RUB 29,186 pmt
13:51 MOL, MAN ES and MES-M sign MoU aiming to order ammonia fueled main engine for ships
13:42 National Chamber of Engineers supports 5th LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives conference as its Media Partner
13:00 Port of Ventspils throughput in January-September 2021 fell by 14% YoY
12:40 The Port of València will install a hydrogen supply station in January
12:36 Port of Helsinki throughput in January-September 2021 rose by 7.9% YoY
12:14 Port of HaminaKotka cargo turnover in 9M’2021 fell by 2.1%
11:29 Container throughput of Hong Kong port (China) in January-September 2021 rose by 0.1%
10:57 APM Terminals appoints new Head of Decarbonisation
10:48 Port of Liepaja throughput in 9M’2021 climbed by 8% Y-o-Y
10:25 Global Ports’ Consolidated Marine Container Throughput increased by 4.0% y-o-y in 9m 2021
09:53 MABUX: Bunker prices may rise on Oct 18
09:46 Northern Sea Route cargo traffic rose by 4.5%
09:29 Crude oil prices rise driven by roaring demand
09:13 Baltic Dry Index as of October 15

2021 October 17

16:28 Revenue Cutter Bear located, ending decades-long mystery
15:19 Port Everglades new Heron Garage touts solar power, moving walkway
14:38 JAXPORT welcomes passenger vessel Ocean Explorer for port-of-call visit
13:27 Canadian fishing company chooses Skipsteknisk design
12:11 Mayflower Wind signs agreement with Gladding-Hearn for design/build of hybrid electric offshore wind crew transfer vessel
11:03 USCG commissions fast response cutter Emlen Tunnell

2021 October 16

12:38 MYCRANE signs MoU with Swiss-based EPCM, PESCO Switzerland AG
10:19 Star Pride delivered at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo
09:37 Three zero-emission harbour tugs mark Corvus Energy’s 500th project order
08:16 Rolls-Royce launches mtu hydrogen solutions for power generation