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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In June this year, for example, the global insect protein company, Protix, officially opened the world's largest insect farm, located close to Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands.
The train traffic between Bergen op Zoom and Kruiningen - Yerseke is standing still.
The Irving-based contractor said the deal covers the recommissioning of Sabic's polyphenylene ether (PPE) resin plant in Bergen op Zoom. Fluor added that it will book the undisclosed contract value in Q1 2019.
Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) declared on Tuesday that it was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management services contract by SABIC for the recommissioning of its polyphenylene ether (PPE) resin plant in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands.
* SABIC will recommission operations at its Bergen op Zoom PPE resin plant in the Netherlands by the end of 2019.
The company will also showcase at its stand the diverse testing capabilities of its recently expanded Water Management Center of Excellence, located in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands.
Headquartered in Netherland's Bergen op Zoom, Partner's network of cold storage facilities has a total capacity of over 500,000 pallets and is designed to maximise the efficiency and cost effectiveness of their customers' supply chains.
His maternal ancestors lived in and around Bergen op Zoom for centuries where they too were farmers.
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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