Rock salt overview

Changes which took place during 2015 in relation to licences for the exploration and mining of salt are listed in the tables below, together with all ongoing applications for licences. In addition, monthly salt production per location is given, as well as an overview of annual production since 2003.

In 2015 one application for an exploration licence, submitted the previous year, was still ongoing and one production licence was awarded for rock salt production. In 2015 one licence expired.

On 1 January 2015 16 production and no exploration licences were in force. A complete list of all production licences can be found in Annex 6. All for areas in the north and east of the country, which is where the salt is found (in Zechstein and Triassic deposits).

Changes 2015 in exploration licenes, onshore

Expired

licenceholder

Licence

Effective From

km2

Akzo Nobel Salt B.V.

Zuidoost-Twente

27-04-2015

30

 

Changes 2015 in production licences, offshore

Applied for

Licence

Publication

Date

Closing date

Applicant(s)

Barradeel-Oost *

Government Gazette 249

19-12-07

24-03-08

Frisia

* Application ongoing, published in an earlier annual review.

 

Rock salt production, 2015 (in 1000 tonnes)

Production

Operator

Total

Jan

Feb

Mar

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Adolf van Nassau

AKZO

1.380

121

105

116

111

119

113

124

115

85

125

122

121

Adolf van Nassau*

AKZO

1.508

105

103

103

135

149

117

143

128

115

136

133

142

Barradeel

Frisia

172

0

0

4

11

3

8

20

29

19

23

30

26

Barradeel II

Frisia

640

65

59

58

44

13

54

61

63

67

63

56

46

Twenthe–Rijn

AKZO

1.402

144

119

136

112

125

111

117

117

87

95

120

119

Twenthe–Rijn**

AKZO

349

16

14

28

30

37

31

38

37

30

26

33

29

Twenthe–Rijn***

AKZO

1024

75

78

89

78

89

79

95

107

78

79

86

92

Veendam

Nedmag

268

21

23

26

11

23

28

23

27

21

20

20

25

 

Total

6.743

548

501

561

532

556

532

621

621

503

567

601

600

* Extension of Adolf van Nassau
**Extension of Twenthe–Rijn Helmerzijde
*** Extension of Twenthe–Rijn