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One of the great strengths of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is its diversity of sectors of activity. They include:

 
Chemicals and petrochemicals
THE EXCEPTIONAL ASSETS OF THE PROVENCE-ALPES-COTE D’AZUR REGION
• The Fos-Berre-Lavéra complex – the leading petrochemical centre in southern Europe and the Mediterranean – represents 40% of the French production capacity for polymers and intermediary products.
• The four refineries there account for a third of the national capacity
• A concentration of businesses which makes it easy for the establishments to cooperate and pool resources (utilities, propylene, ethylene oxide, availability of staff …)
• A favourable location with a large transport hub linking together harbour, river, pipelines, rail and road
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur boasts qualified workers
• World leaders are located in the area: Arkéma, Esso, Inéos and LyondellBasell…
• Two leading engineering colleges founded in 2004: Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Marseille (EPUM) and Ecole d’Ingénieurs Généraliste de Marseille (EGIM), offering high-level training for the chemical industry: industrial engineering and energy processes, organic synthesis, formulation …
 
KEY FIGURES FOR THE SECTOR
• 25,500 staff in the chemical industry, refining and plastics
• 4 refineries
• 1/3 of the nation’s refining capacity
• 2 specialist engineering colleges

►2 specialist structures: CRITT chemicals - plastics – materials in Marseille, the CARMA (Centre d’Animation Regional en Matériaux Avancés) in Nice.

DOCUMENTS
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