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Port area
Port area
Eemshaven is located in Groningen (province)
Location of Eemshaven in the province of Groningen
Eemshaven is located in Netherlands
Eemshaven (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 53°26′54″N 6°49′52″E / 53.44833°N 6.83111°E / 53.44833; 6.83111
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Eemshaven (Dutch pronunciation: [eːmsˈɦaːvə(n)]; English: Ems Harbor) is a seaport in the province of Groningen in the north of the Netherlands. Population of the area was 5 in January 2017.[1]

In 1968, the Dutch government declared the Ems estuary (Eemsmond) to be an economic key region. One of the key developments for the region was the construction of a seaport called Eemshaven. The port was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Juliana in 1973. Industry and shipping were slow to develop at the site. In 2013, a ferry service connects to the German island of Borkum.[2]

A number of power plants operate at the site. Both Electrabel and NUON operate a gas-fired power plant there[3][4] while RWE Innogy operates a wind farm at the site.[5] RWE is operating a coal-fired plant.[6]

The static inverter station of HVDC NorNed is situated at Eemshaven. One endpoint of the COBRAcable HVDC transmission line to Esbjerg, Denmark is also planned to be built here.

Eemshaven is the landfall point for a high-speed transatlantic fiber-optic cable which connects the U.S. and Europe. On 23 September 2014, Google announced that it plans to spend $773 Million building a data center.[7]


  1. ^ Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2017 - CBS Statline
  2. ^ "Borkumlijn - Meer dan alleen uw veerdienst naar Borkum".
  3. ^ Electrabel in Nederland
  4. ^ NUON Magnum
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  6. ^ "Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency - NFIA".
  7. ^ "Google to Build $773 Million Center in Dutch Hub Eemshaven". Bloomberg LP. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.

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Media related to Eemshaven at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°26′54″N 6°49′52″E / 53.44833°N 6.83111°E / 53.44833; 6.83111