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The Chemical Business Association of Tarragona (AEQT) was established in 1977 with the objective of representing the chemical sector of Camp de Tarragona and Terres de l’Ebre, the biggest one in Southern Europe. Currently the AEQT has 31 member companies, based in Taragona’s North and South industrial parks, with facilities in the municipalities of Tarragona, la Canonja, Reus, Vila-seca, Constantí, el Morell, la Pobla de Mafumet, Perafort-Puigdelfí, Tortosa and Flix.

To enhance the global competitiveness of Tarragona’s chemical industry and make a contribution to the region’s sustainable development.

To be the world’s leading chemical complex in terms of safety, sustainability and competitiveness, with the recognition of the society in which we operate and generating value for the territory.

Strategic Plan

The AEQT has a strategic plan for the 2021-2023 period that establishes its main objectives and lines of action.

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AEQT members

The AEQT has 33 member companies, most of which are located in Tarragona’s North and South industrial parks, occupying 1,200 hectares, including port facilities. AEQT member companies produce 20 million tonnes of a wide array of products, mostly plastics and fuel.

Structure

Rubén Folgado

President

MESSER

Ignasi Cañagueral

First Vice President

DOW

Ben Hepfer

Second Vice President

BASF

General Assembly

The General Assembly is AEQT’s main governing body, and is composed by representatives of each and every company. It currently has 33 members.

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Asfaltos Españoles, S.A.
Montserrat Vallverdú

BASF Española,S.L.
Benjamin Hepfer

BASF Sonatrach Propanchem, S.A
Pere Gabarra

Bertschi Ibérica, S.L.
Remo Rigassi

Carburos Metalicos S.A
Ignacio Torres

Cepsa Comercial Petróleo, S.A.U.
José Luis Jiménez

Clariant Ibérica Producción, S.A.
Borja Pérez

Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos CLH S.A
Adrià Mañé

Covestro S.L.
Andrea Firenze

DOW Chemical Ibérica, S.L
Ignasi Cañagueral

DuPont Water Solutions
Verónica Gómez

ERCROS, S.A. Tarragona
Joan Miquel Capdevila

ERCROS, S.A Flix
Jaime Molina Clavero

ERCROS, S.A Tortosa
Àngel Punzano

ELIX Polymers, S.L.
David Castañeda

GRACE, S.A
Antoni Boix

IQLIT Emulsiones Poliméricas, S.L.U.
César Valero

Industrias Químicas del Óxido de Etileno, S.A.
Javier de Benito

Inovyn España, S.L
José Angel Gascón

Katoen Natie Ibérica, S.L
Geert Van Kerckhove

Kemira Ibérica, S.A.
Lluís Sabaté

LyondellBasell Poliolefinas Ibérica, S.L.
Anton Rovira

Messer Ibérica de Gases, S.A.
Rubén Folgado

Repsol Butano, S.A
Miguel Ángel Márquez López

Repsol Petróleo, S.A
Javier Sancho

Repsol Química, S.A
Albert Folch

Sarpi Constantí, S.L.U
Montse Papiol

Sekisui Speciality Chemicals Europe, S.L
Alfredo Seco

Shell España, S.A
Taner Guler

Sk Primacor Europe, S.L.U.
Lluis Romans

Solenis Hispania, S.A.
Rosa Salamero

Tarragona Power, S.L
Alejandro Naharro

Terminales Portuarias, S.L
Núria Blasco

Transformadora de Etileno, A.I.E
Silvia Méndez

Vopak Terquimsa, S.A
Eduardo Sañudo

General Secretary
Ferran Huidobro

Managing Board

The Managing Board is elected by General Assembly members. It is responsible for managing AEQT, and has a three year term. The Managing Board has a President and two Vice Presidents.

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Asfaltos Españoles, S.A.
Montserrat Vallverdú

BASF Española,S.L.
Ben Hepfer

Carburos Metalicos S.A
Ignacio Torres

Clariant Ibérica Producción, S.A.
Borja Pérez

Covestro S.L.
Andrea Firenze

DOW Chemical Ibérica, S.L
Ignasi Cañagueral

ELIX Polymers, S.L
David Castañeda

ERCROS, S.A. Tarragona
Joan Miquel Capdevila

Grace S. A.
Antoni Boix

LyondellBasell Poliolefinas Ibérica S.L.
Anton Rovira

Messer Ibérica de Gases S.A
Rubén Folgado

Repsol Petróleo, S.A
Javier Sancho

Terminales Portuarias, S.L
Núria Blasco

Transformadora de Etileno, A.I.E
Silvia Méndez

Vopak Terquimsa, S.A
Eduardo Sañudo

General Secretary
Ferran Huidobro

Team

Juan Pedro Díaz
Manager.
Cristina Vicente

Technical Advice.
Coordinator of the Commissions for Logistics Activities, Service Companies and Security.

Eva Canals

External Relations and Protocol.
Coordinator of the Socio-Labor and Territorial Commissions.

Francisco Montoya

Communication Manager.
Communication Commission Coordinator.

Laura Martín

Technical Advice.
Coordinator of the Environment, Energy  and Innovation & Technology Commissions.

Natàlia Martín
Communication.
Vanesa Domingo
Management and finances.

Working committees

ENVIRONMENT

Javier Sancho

President

REPSOL PETRÓLEO

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COMMUNICATION

Montserrat Vallverdú

President

ASESA

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SOCIAL & LABOR ISSUES

Eduardo Sañudo

President

VOPAK TERQUIMSA

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PORT AND LOGISTIC ACTIVITIES

Núria Blasco

President

TEPSA

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SAFETY

Ignasi Cañagueral

President

DOW CHEMICAL

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ENERGY

Silvia Méndez

President

TDE

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SERVICE COMPANIES

Joan Miquel Capdevila

President

ERCROS

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TERRITORY

Antoni Boix

President

GRACE

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INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

President

Pending nomination

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Synergies and Joint Ventures

Tarragona's chemical sector has a high degree of integration, cooperation and synergies among its companies. AEQT itself is an example of these joint initiatives, and there are several more in areas related to safety, sustainability and training, for instance.

Chemical Park
Emergency Services

Chemical Parks Emergency Services are corporate firefighting stations built by chemical sector companies.

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Rack
Dixquímics

A shared piping network that connects different petrochemical companies and the Port of Tarragona.

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Industrial
Wastewater

The sector carries out, through Aitasa, a joint management of industrial waters that allows the use of synergies and cooperation between companies in the chemical sector of Tarragona.

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Joint Sewage
Pipe

Tarragona's chemical sector companies have a joint submarine sewage pipe to better manage wastewater disposal.

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Training

AEQT sponsors several training projects for professionals in the petrochemical sector. The AEQT-AEST courses are offered in coordination with AEST (Associació d’Empreses de Serveis de Tarragona), and are required for all the personnel of ancillary service companies that work on the facilities of AEQT members. On the other hand AEQT and some of its members sponsor Dual Professional Training courses on different fields.

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ChemMed Tarragona

The presence of Southern Europe's largest chemical park led to the creation of the ChemMed Tarragona cluster in 2014. Led by AEQT and its member companies, as representatives of the chemical sector, and by the Port of Tarragona, the cluster represents a cross section of organizations, gathering a total of thirty producers, more than a hundred service companies, and over thirty public and private organizations, including public administrations (the Spanish government, Catalonian government, municipalities...), academic and scientific institutions (Rovira i Virgili University, Catalonian Institute for Chemical Research, Eurecat, professional training organizations...), as well as social and economic institutions (chambers of commerce, Cepta, Pimec, trade unions). The ChemMed Tarragona forum, where the petrochemical sector projects its commitment to the progress and development of the Camp de Tarragona region, is shared with all of Camp de Tarragona and its main institutions.

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Business Partners

AEQT's Business Partners program is intended for companies that work directly with the chemical sector, and offers them an opportunity to present their products and activities in the heart of Camp de Tarragona's chemical sector. Created in 2015, it offers a standardized procedure for networking and exploring synergies between AEQT members and companies that are willing to offer their products and services.

If you are interested in joining this program please contact us at: aeqt@aeqtonline.com

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