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GETEC Platform Netherlands supports companies in industry and the real estate sector on their way to climate neutrality from its headquarters at the multi-client site GETEC PARK.EMMEN in Emmen (NL). Complementing the services of the multi-client site, GETEC Platform Netherlands offers a wide range of climate-friendly and smart energy solutions for the entire Benelux.

Tailor-made contract concepts, sound technical know-how, regulatory competence, decisive action and proven expertise in the field of sustainability. This is how we help our customers find their way in an increasingly complex energy world and consistently reduce their carbon footprint.

Empowering your business

The multi-client site GETEC PARK.EMMEN bundles experience and expertise of approximately 70 years of services from the former Emmtec into the ideal location for polymer production and recycling, among other things. You choose which utilities and services to purchase: it can be a basic package, a complete package and everything in between. We deliver customised solutions. How do we do this? Proactive, solution-oriented and always on time. And with extensive attention to your business and the market.

We provide stability and security and are the driving force behind your organisation. You focus on your core activities, and we do the rest.  You can always rely on us and get the solution that works for you. Professional, ambitious, curious, and proactive. And, of course, with a great deal of expertise.


At GETEC, sustainability is a high priority. We strive to increase the energy efficiency of the GETEC PARK.EMMEN and reduce the CO2 footprint of the park. We do this by further increasing the current conversion efficiency. For example, by recovering residual heat and using it again at the park; we have been doing this for decades. Or on the fuel side by using green gas. In addition, we are a motivator and booster of the hydrogen economy. This involves converting electricity into hydrogen.

As far as we are concerned, hydrogen will be flowing through the pipes instead of gas in the near future.  There are now 21,000 solar panels with a capacity of 8.2 MW on our roofs. We are working out plans to fit even more unused roof areas with solar panels.


The plastics and polymers industry is on the move. CO2 reduction, digitalisation and an ever-faster changing value chain play a decisive role in strategic decisions and in the future development of companies. In addition to efficiency, sustainability is of great importance. This requires partners who can provide the full range of high-level support services efficiently and economically.

GETEC PARK.EMMEN, the largest industrial production area in the northern Netherlands, has extensive and comprehensive facilities. Various multinationals, such as DSM, Teijin, Freudenberg and BASF, are running their innovative production lines at the park.

The specialisation in the production and recycling of plastics and the vision on high-quality applications of (bio) polymers make this location unique.


The extremely favourable location with direct access to the (motor) road network and the railway offers the multi-client site in Emmen an optimal environment for internationally active companies involved in innovation and production in the fields of chemistry, food and (heavy) manufacturing.

GETEC PARK.EMMEN also offers approximately 25 hectares of available building land with an ideal logistic location. There are various lots available immediately.


Sustainable, well-run companies with good risk management are more valuable - to the environment, to society and also as a company. Improving the ESG criteria is therefore an essential part of our business strategy.

We are shapers of the energy transition and strive for resource efficiency: sustainable, efficient and digitalised energy and infrastructure solutions, as well as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions for our customers are our driving forces.

GETEC PARK.EMMEN is certified according to ISO 9001 and 14001.

GETEC Platform Netherlands
Martijn van der Zande
CEO Platform Netherlands

Martijn van der Zande has many years of experience in the energy world, both in the large capital-intensive projects of the oil & gas industry as well as in renewable energy where, among other things, as Commercial Director of Eneco's Heat & Industrial division, he successfully managed both the approach towards the real estate segment as well as, in part, the large business and industrial customers of energy and energy solutions. After a brief stint in private equity in the biogas industry, Martijn made the move to GETEC at the end of 2022, where as CEO for the Netherlands and Belgium, he is taking the lead to realize the growth of GETEC energy services for both the real estate and industrial segments in both these markets. Martijn graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on Strategic Management as well as from the Fontys Professional University in Eindhoven on International Business & Management. As CEO of GETEC in the Netherlands & Belgium, Martijn is also a member of the GETEC Group Executive Committee.

Hendrik van der Ploeg
Managing Director GETEC PARK.EMMEN

Hendrik van der Ploeg graduated in energy engineering and began his professional career at the then ENKA (AKZO). In his 35-year career, he has successfully taken on numerous challenges at well-known companies. At the current GETEC PARK.EMMEN, he has worked for many years in a variety of areas, from process automation to asset management and energy management. In 2015 he was appointed Managing Director of the then owner company (EMMTEC services B.V.). As of January 1, 2021, Hendrik van der Ploeg is Managing Director of the new GETEC PARK.EMMEN.

Hans Penning
Platform CFO Netherlands

After studying hotel management and business economics, Hans Penning's professional career was defined by companies active in the Chemical, Energy and Oil & Gas industries. In the past 22 years he developed into an experienced financial with a proven track record in both medium-sized companies and corporate structures in the Oil & Energy industry. Prior to joining GETEC Netherlands as CFO in 2021, he was Finance Manager of Vonk, responsible for financial strategy, sustainable business development and 'in control' project execution for national and international industrial clients.

Jack Noot
Head of Industry Netherlands

Graduated as an industrial technologist, he started his career at Friesland Campina. After moving to the GEA-Group, he held several positions in the development and realization of capital-intensive investments in Industry. Since 2008, he has been employed by GETEC where he led the engineering office. Since 2019, he has been responsible for investments in Industry as Head of Industry.

Bianca Tijman op Smeijers
Manager QHSE

Bianca Tijman op Smeijers, after graduating from the Hogeschool Enschede as an engineer in biochemistry/biotechnology from the Higher Laboratory Education, started her career in 1990 as a chemical analyst at the laboratory of then AKZO. After holding various coordinating positions, within various departments of the company, she is QHSE manager since 2015 In addition to her QHSE duties and responsibilities, she is designated as ESG Champion and responsible for QHSE permits within the company.

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