Port area
Port area
Eemshaven is located in Groningen (province)
Location of Eemshaven in the province of Groningen
Eemshaven is located in Netherlands
Eemshaven (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 53°26′54″N 6°49′52″E / 53.44833°N 6.83111°E / 53.44833; 6.83111
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
MunicipalityHet Hogeland
WebsiteOfficial website

Eemshaven (Dutch pronunciation: [eːmsˈɦaːvə(n)]; English: Ems Harbor) is a seaport in the province of Groningen in the north of the Netherlands. In 1968, the Dutch government declared the Ems estuary (Eemsmond) to be an economic key region. One of the key developments for the region was the construction of a seaport called Eemshaven. The port was officially opened by Queen Juliana in 1973. Industry and shipping were slow to develop at the site.

In 2013, a ferry service connects to the German island of Borkum.[1] A ferry service to Rosyth, Scotland, was to start by late October 2019.[2] The plan was officially abandoned in 2020.

A number of power plants operate at the site. Both Electrabel and NUON operate a gas-fired power plant there[3][4] while RWE Innogy operates a wind farm at the site.[5] RWE is operating a coal-fired plant.[6]

The static inverter station of HVDC NorNed is situated at Eemshaven. One endpoint of the COBRAcable HVDC transmission line to Esbjerg, Denmark is also planned to be built here.

Eemshaven is the landfall point for a high-speed transatlantic fiber-optic cable which connects the U.S. and Europe. On 23 September 2014, Google announced that it plans to spend $773 Million building a data center.[7]

Starting in April 2022 the 2020 founded cruise-ferry company Holland Norway Lines will operate one ship, the MS Romantika on a route between Kristiansand. The charter of the ship was announced on 1st November, 2021, and is due to last three years with two one-year extensions.[8][9]

See also


  1. ^ "Borkumlijn - Meer dan alleen uw veerdienst naar Borkum".
  2. ^ "Scotland proposes new post-Brexit ferry route to Netherlands". Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  3. ^ Electrabel in Nederland
  4. ^ NUON Magnum
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency - NFIA".
  7. ^ "Google to Build $773 Million Center in Dutch Hub Eemshaven". Bloomberg LP. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  8. ^ "About HNL".
  9. ^ "Netherlands - Norway Startup Secures Tallink Cruiseferry". 3 November 2021.

External links

Media related to Eemshaven at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website

Coordinates: 53°26′54″N 6°49′52″E / 53.44833°N 6.83111°E / 53.44833; 6.83111