Regional chemical cluster

Baltic Chemical Park (BCP) has an ideal geographical location for the regional chemical cluster with Plug & Play solutions in place for the chemical industry. BCP provides unique value chain which is made possible by the wide choice and ready availability of chemicals, with the minimum amount of logistical effort.

Regional output

1,6 bil €

Percentage of GDP

7,8 %

Investment of last decade

2 bil €

Companies and their production in the park

Viru Keemia Grupp AS

Viru Keemia Grupp AS (VKG) is the largest producer of shale oil and chemicals in Estonia. VKGs’ oil shale processing capacity is 4,5 mln tons with the production of 0,6 mln tons shale oil. VKG covers the entire oil shale value chain, starting from extraction till marketing of fine chemicals. VKG main products are:

  • Ship fuels
  • Heating oil for local heating boiler plants
  • Electrode coke for electrode manufacturers
  • Oil shale fine chemical products for perfumery, cosmetics and textile industries

Eastman Specialities

Eastman Specialities is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day.  The product end uses are found in food and beverages, cosmetics, feed additives, floor coverings and window sealings. The key products produced by  are:

  • Benzoic acid,
  • Sodium benzoate
  • Plasticizers.

Novotrade Invest AS

Novotrade Invest AS has been established in 2002 to produce petroleum resin in the Slantsekhim Aromatics Production Association areas. The enterprise has more than 40 years of experience in the field of aromatic hydrocarbons and petroleum polymer resin processing. Novotrade Invest main products are:

  • Resins;
  • Solvents;
  • Aromatics;
  • Fuels.

OSTCHEM is a part of Group DF. Fertilizers’ production is one Group DF core businesses. Today OSTCHEM enterprises produce about 3% of nitrogen fertilizers in the world. The group exports its products to over 100 countries. Production site AS Nitrofert completely covers Estonian agricultural producers’ demand for aqueous ammonia. The plant’s annual exports to Western Europe amount to 100% of ammonia and nearly 90% of urea.

Viru Keemia Grupp AS (VKG) is the largest producer of shale oil and chemicals in Estonia. VKGs’ oil shale processing capacity is 4,5 mln tons with the production of 0,6 mln tons shale oil. VKG covers the entire oil shale value chain, starting from extraction till marketing of fine chemicals. VKG main products are:

  • Ship fuels
  • Heating oil for local heating boiler plants
  • Electrode coke for electrode manufacturers
  • Oil shale fine chemical products for perfumery, cosmetics and textile industries

Eastman Specialities is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day.  The product end uses are found in food and beverages, cosmetics, feed additives, floor coverings and window sealings. The key products produced by  are:

  • Benzoic acid,
  • Sodium benzoate
  • Plasticizers.

Novotrade Invest AS has been established in 2002 to produce petroleum resin in the Slantsekhim Aromatics Production Association areas. The enterprise has more than 40 years of experience in the field of aromatic hydrocarbons and petroleum polymer resin processing. Novotrade Invest main products are:

  • Resins;
  • Solvents;
  • Aromatics;
  • Fuels.

OSTCHEM is a part of Group DF. Fertilizers’ production is one Group DF core businesses. Today OSTCHEM enterprises produce about 3% of nitrogen fertilizers in the world. The group exports its products to over 100 countries. Production site AS Nitrofert completely covers Estonian agricultural producers’ demand for aqueous ammonia. The plant’s annual exports to Western Europe amount to 100% of ammonia and nearly 90% of urea.

Companies and their production in the region

Eurochem owns and operates plants in Russia, Belgium, Lithuania and China and creates more than 100 commodity and specialty products. Eurochem product line includes:

  • Nitrogen;
  • Phosphate;
  • Complex fertilizers;
  • Acids, gases;
  • De-icing agents;
  • Organic synthesis products;
  • Mineral raw materials.

AS Estonian Cell

AS Estonian Cell is an aspen pulp mill which is located in Kunda, Estonia. Estonian Cell AS produces 3 range of Aspen BCTMP (Bleached Chemo Thermo Mechanical Pulp): ASPEN 350/84 B, ASPEN 350/85 HT and ASPEN 450/80 HB. BCTMP is to be considered as an additive to paper formulas. The traditional amount added ranges around 15-20%, with this amount being determined by the quality and kind of paper.

AS Kunda Nordic Tsement

AS Kunda Nordic Tsement is a member of HeidelbergCement Group, which is the global market leader in aggregates and a prominent player in the fields of cement, concrete and other downstream activities, making it one of the world’s largest manufacturers of building materials.

NPM Silmet AS

NPM Silmet AS is one of Europe’s largest rare metal and rare earth metal manufacturers, as well as the only processor outside of China with such a wide range of high-purity products. 99% of the materials used for production are purchased from outside of Estonia (mainly Brazil, USA and Russia), with 99% of the output sold abroad (mainly the European Union, USA and Japan). NPM SIlmet AS has three plants: a rare earth metals plant with an annual production of 3,000 tonnes, a rare metals plant with an annual production of 700 tonnes and a metallurgy plant.

Orica Eesti Ltd

Orica offers a broad range of chemicals right across the mining and mineral processing value chain, including:

  • Cyanide;
  • Flotation reagents;
  • Emulsifiers;
  • Coolants and degreasers.

Eesti Energia AS

Eesti Energia AS, internationally known as Enefit, is a state-owned international energy company that operates in the electricity and gas markets of the Baltic countries and Poland, also in the international liquid fuels market. Enefit main products are:

  • Shale oil petrol;
  • Heavy fuel oil.

Eurochem owns and operates plants in Russia, Belgium, Lithuania and China and creates more than 100 commodity and specialty products. Eurochem product line includes:

  • Nitrogen;
  • Phosphate;
  • Complex fertilizers;
  • Acids, gases;
  • De-icing agents;
  • Organic synthesis products;
  • Mineral raw materials.

AS Estonian Cell is an aspen pulp mill which is located in Kunda, Estonia. Estonian Cell AS produces 3 range of Aspen BCTMP (Bleached Chemo Thermo Mechanical Pulp): ASPEN 350/84 B, ASPEN 350/85 HT and ASPEN 450/80 HB. BCTMP is to be considered as an additive to paper formulas. The traditional amount added ranges around 15-20%, with this amount being determined by the quality and kind of paper.

AS Kunda Nordic Tsement is a member of HeidelbergCement Group, which is the global market leader in aggregates and a prominent player in the fields of cement, concrete and other downstream activities, making it one of the world’s largest manufacturers of building materials.

NPM Silmet AS is one of Europe’s largest rare metal and rare earth metal manufacturers, as well as the only processor outside of China with such a wide range of high-purity products. 99% of the materials used for production are purchased from outside of Estonia (mainly Brazil, USA and Russia), with 99% of the output sold abroad (mainly the European Union, USA and Japan). NPM SIlmet AS has three plants: a rare earth metals plant with an annual production of 3,000 tonnes, a rare metals plant with an annual production of 700 tonnes and a metallurgy plant.

Orica offers a broad range of chemicals right across the mining and mineral processing value chain, including:

  • Cyanide;
  • Flotation reagents;
  • Emulsifiers;
  • Coolants and degreasers.

Eesti Energia AS, internationally known as Enefit, is a state-owned international energy company that operates in the electricity and gas markets of the Baltic countries and Poland, also in the international liquid fuels market. Enefit main products are:

  • Shale oil petrol;
  • Heavy fuel oil.

History

2017-2009

2017 - Baltic Chemical Park (1st phase)

1,5M €

IVIA (Ida-Viru County Industrial Areas Development Foundation)

2016 - FGD sulphur trapping unit 3

13,7M €

VKG (VKG Energia)

2016 - Polymer resins production

10M €

Novotrade Invest AS

2015 - Oil plant - Petroter 1

25M €

VKG (VKG Oil)

2015 - NID sulphur trapping unit 2

5M €

VKG (VKG Energia)

2014 - Oil plant - Petroter 2

25M €

VKG (VKG Oil)

2014 - NID sulphur trapping unit 1

6,3M €

VKG (VKG Energia)

2014 - Lime plant

6M €

VKG (VKG Energia)

2013 - New turbine 25 MW

15M €

VKG (VKG Energia)

2009 - Oil plant - Petroter 2

30M €

VKG (VKG Oil)

1998-1981

1998 - Privatizing of Kiviter

Viru Keemia Grupp AS (VKG)

1986 - VI Oil factory

Kiviter (Riiklik Aktsiaselts Kiviter)

1986 - Benzoic Acid factory

Eastman (present owner)

1983 - Ownership Exchange

New Owner (Riiklik Aktsiaselts Kiviter)

1981 - 1000 tonn oil factory

Kohtla-Järve Põlevkivitöötlemise Kombinaat

1968-1943

1968 - Mineral fertilizer production

Ostchem (present owner)

1951 - V Oil factory 1500 ton per day

Kohtla-Järve Põlevkivitöötlemise Kombinaat

1949 -15 MW Power Plant commissioning

Kohtla-Järve Power Plant

(1944-1947) - Restoration of oil factories

Kohtla-Järve Põlevkivitöötlemise Kombinaat

1943 - IV Oil factory

Kohtla-Järve Põlevkivitöötlemise Kombinaat

1938 - III Oil factory 650 ton per day

AS Eesti Esimene Põlevkivi Tööstus

1938-1916

1938 - III Oil factory 650 ton per day

AS Eesti Esimene Põlevkivi Tööstus

1936 - II Oil factory 320 ton per day

AS Eesti Esimene Põlevkivi Tööstus

1924 - I Oil factory 200 ton per day

Julius Pintsch AG

1916 - Start of Oil Shale mining

Mutšnik & Co