Blue Gate Antwerp is being developed into a water-linked eco-effective industrial park. With this site, the City of Antwerp and the Flemish Region want to attract innovative businesses – both domestic and international –marking a new milestone for Antwerp in its innovative history. In the beginning of the 20th Century the site, the former Petroleum Zuid (Petroleum South), was home to one of the most important petroleum ports in the world. At that time, Antwerp was a pioneer in refining fossil fuels. Today the city and Flanders want to play a leading role again, this time as international pathfinders for renewable sources of energy. The site’s new name – Blue Gate Antwerp – was consciously chosen to reflect this ambition.