Port of Antwerp extends Request for Proposals for Churchill site
In November 2017 Antwerp Port Authority issued an international Request for Proposals aimed at potential investors in the Churchill Industrial Zone, the former Opel site in the Churchill dock. It has now been decided to extend the deadline for this RfP. The Port Authority seeks investors in manufacturing or processing industry who can join the port's ambition for a sustainable future and make a positive contribution towards it, the company said in its press release.
The Churchill Industrial Zone project site covers an area of around 88 hectares with multimodal access beside the Churchill dock in the port of Antwerp. In its quest for new investors on this site the Port Authority issued an international request for proposals/request for projects in November 2017. Proposals were invited for projects in manufacturing or process industry that demonstrably contribute towards the transition to a circular economy. The RfP has already led to several interesting proposals which are now being discussed. However, in order to give these potential investors more time to refine their projects, the Port Authority board of directors decided this week to extend the period of the RfP by a further six months, with an option for yet another six months on top of that. The object of the project proposals remains the same.
The extension of the RfP reflects the Port Authority's ambition to attract investors who will help to realise the port's ambitions and take up its challenges.
To make sure that the Churchill site meets all the preconditions for such an investor, the Port Authority will commission an additional study of the actual development potential and conversion requirements for the Churchill Zone in the next few months, in the light of current contracts.