Bergen op Zoom


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Bergen op Zoom

(bĕr`gən ôp zōm`), town (1994 pop. 47,483), North Brabant prov., SW Netherlands, on the Zoom River near its confluence with the Eastern Scheldt. It is a commercial and fishing port that manufactures chemicals, machinery, plastics, and refined sugar. It was chartered c.1260 and was a major commercial rival of AntwerpAntwerp,
Du. Antwerpen, Fr. Anvers, city (1991 pop. 467,518), capital of Antwerp prov., N Belgium, on the Scheldt River. It is one of the busiest ports in Europe; a commercial, industrial, and financial center; and a rail junction.
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 until the 16th cent., when a new delta system from the Eastern Scheldt cut it off from neighboring countries. The town was repeatedly besieged by the Spanish and French in the wars from the 16th to the 18th cent., and by the English in 1814. Historic buildings include the town hall (14th cent.), a 15th-century church (Groote Kerk), and the Markiezenhof palace.
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The company is featuring new services such as Predictive Engineering to its Water Management Center of Excellence located in Bergen Op Zoom, the Netherlands - a technology center where the companys experts work with water industry manufacturers to test and optimize products designed with SABICs high-performance engineering resins.
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John, 49, who is originally from Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands and has been with SABIC for 20 years, said the firm's investment puts the firm in a good position ready for a rise in oil prices.
The statement referred to the proposed closure of the factory at Bergen op Zoom, its biggest in terms of production capacity.
The expropriation compensation paid by the Netherlands to the alcohol producer Nedalco for relocating from its site in Bergen op Zoom are in line with EU state aid rules.
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Construction and infrastructure company Ballast Nedam (AMS: BALNE) said today that it plans to adjust the production capacity at the Waco Lingen Beton prefab concrete factory in Bergen op Zoom.
Dr Abdulrahman Al-Ubaid, executive vice president, Technology and Innovation at SABIC, said that the centre will be part of SABIC's Global Technology Center network and will work closely with other company-owned and operated centers in Pittsfield in the United States, Bergen op Zoom and Geleen in the Netherlands, Bangalore, Shanghai, Seoul, and Moka in Japan.
Key projects include a $20 million investment in the company's European headquarters at Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands to develop technologies and production capacity for co-polymerisation of Lexan polycarbonate.

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