At the Fosfaatweg, in the Amsterdam Westpoort area, you will find ICL Amsterdam. At this production site, part of our Phosphate Business Unit, we produce fertilizers.
The history of the site goes back all the way to 1907, when the ‘Amsterdam Super Phosphate Factory’ was built here. The site had several owners throughout the years, until it became a part of ICL in 1982. The site currently produces around 600.000 tons of high quality fertilizers each year. It also serves as an important terminal for Phosphoric acid, which we use in our production process and sell to several clients in the soda and food industry.
The fertilizers that we produce here are mainly based on phosphate and potassium, and are therefore not flammable or explosive. Nevertheless, safety comes first with everything we do here. And of course, we are compliant with all the necessary environmental and safety regulations. We also have good relationships with several governments, among which the City of Amsterdam and the province of North-Holland. As a result of our regular contacts with these organizations, we are always looking for ways to keep the effects of our activities for the surrounding neighborhoods as low as possible.
Investing in a sustainable future is one of our key drivers. This is why we work together with the regional water supply company Waternet. They collect several residuals from the Amsterdam sewage system, among which struvite. We are able to use struvite as a source in our production process. One could argue that everyone that goes to the toilet in Amsterdam, makes a small contribution to our end product. During the next years, we will invest more in this technique, because it fits in our strategy to always choose the most sustainable solution whenever it is possible. Another example of this is RecoPhos, a promising innovation that enables us to regain phosphorus and phosphates out of bonemeal and sewage sludge ashes. All these developments are part of a transition towards a circular economy.
Location: ICL Amsterdam
Business unit: ICL Phosphate
Founded in 1907 (part of ICL since 1982)
1013 BM Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 581 5100