Saltend Chemicals Park – A platform for decarbonisation


Patrick PogueGroup Commercial Development Director - px Group

Time & Location

Thursday: 12.20 to 12.40, Stage 1

About this presentation

px Group invested in the Humber region three years ago with the acquisition of the 370 acre Saltend Chemicals Park from BP.  Nominated as a site of High Potential Opportunity by the Department of International Trade, it is playing a key role in hugely significant and exciting decarbonisation developments such as Zero carbon Humber and the H2H Saltend Project which will provide clean energy and feedstocks to on site manufacturers and are transformative to the UK’s Net Zero challenges.

Included within the Humber Freeport, Saltend is attracting significant interest from inward investors looking to integrate into existing infrastructure and establish new operations in the UK.

Pensana Plc has been granted planning permission to establish one of the world’s first sustainable rare earth separation facilities at the site.  The $125 million facility will produce materials that are critical to electric car and wind turbine production – both vital components of the decarbonisation of the region and the UK as a whole.

Saltend provides a platform for sustainable and competitive manufacturing, and the presentation will show how utilising and repurposing existing infrastructure and brownfield industrial development land for modern Energy Transition development is securing this large scale investment.

Speaker Bio:

Patrick was key to px Group’s acquisition of Saltend Chemicals Park from BP in 2018 and continues to drive growth at the site today.  He is leading px’s role in the H2H and Zero Carbon Humber project.  Patrick has over 20 years’ experience delivering growth in chemical and infra parks, including inward investment and M&A both in the UK and in Europe.