IDEA, economic development intercommunal agency of the regions of Mons-Borinage and Centre, aims to generate, an “exceptional eco-zone” on part of the petrochemical centre at Feluy – an industrial area where various existing utilities will be shared under the responsibility of a single operator.
“The intention is to develop at Feluy a platform for different sized companies dedicated to green chemistry“, indicates Caroline Decamps, Director of IDEA. “Once current checks are completed regarding the state of the infrastructures, soil pollution and the economic value attributed to the terrain and utilities, IDEA will be able to submit a bid to BASF before the summer.“
The shared facility, with this type of eco-zoning project uniting utilities, claims to respond to the particular wishes of investors.
Among these utilities are mentioned direct pipelines to Antwerp, a pyrolysis installation, a high-capacity electrical power station, and the same for gas, “not to mention industrial water which IDEA distributes for a price of three times less than the normal price.”L’Echo – 26 February 2015