Rock salt overview

On 1 January 2018 sixteen production and no exploration licences were in force. The license areas for rock salt are all located in the north and east of the country, which is where the salt is found in Zechstein and Triassic deposits.

In 2017 one application for a production licence, submitted in a previous year, was still ongoing.

 

Changes 2017 in production licences, offshore

Applied for

Licence

Publication

Date

Closing date

Applicant(s)

Barradeel-Oost *

Staatscourant 249

19-12-2007

24-03-2008

Frisia

* Application ongoing, published in an earlier annual review.

 

 

Rock salt production, 2017 (in 1000 tonnes)

 

Production

Operator

Total

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Adolf van Nassau III

AKZO

1 200

118

101

118

108

103

108

96

91

89

83

89

95

Uitbreiding AvN III

AKZO

1 626

140

125

151

145

119

148

144

141

112

120

143

138

Barradeel

Frisia

607

50

51

55

45

19

54

57

58

56

57

57

48

Barradeel II

Frisia

284

40

34

32

31

3

0

0

39

30

24

14

37

Twenthe-Rijn

AKZO

1 611

126

122

142

123

134

116

135

138

114

142

153

163

Uitbreiding Tw-Rijn

AKZO

1 003

105

86

99

79

84

67

83

89

77

89

71

76

Tw-Rijn Helmerzijde

AKZO

313

23

20

21

21

24

23

31

37

32

29

25

29

Veendam

Nedmag

289

26

27

30

18

12

20

26

20

29

27

21

32

 

Total

6 935

628

566

648

571

498

537

572

614

539

570

573

619