Frisia Zout B.V.
Frisia Zout - the vacuum salt plant on the Dutch Wadden Sea - is located in the province of Friesland on the North Sea and produces high-quality vacuum salt from a depth of around 2,800 meters using the so-called borehole brine process. In addition to high-purity salt for the chemical industry, the salt works supplies de-icing salt for winter road clearance services and salt products for the food industry, for animal nutrition, and tablets for water softening.
Frisia Zout is located in the Dutch province of Friesland and was founded in 1996 as Harlinger Zoutfabriek Frima. In 2000, the K+S Group acquired the plant and renamed it Frisia Zout.
Frisia Zout in Harlingen operates one of the deepest salt brines in the world - the caverns are located at a depth of 2,500 to 3,000 meters - the miner speaks of depth here. The brine, which is obtained by the borehole brine process, is processed into high-quality salt products for the European market in a modern five-stage evaporation plant.
In the borehole brine process, freshwater is discharged as planned into an underground salt dome via boreholes. As a result, the salt dissolves in the salt dome and the brine saturated with salt is extracted to the surface and further processed.
Frisia Zout is located directly in the Harlinger harbor on the North Sea coast and also has access to the entire European inland shipping network through a canal - a logistically advantageous location that supports a wide range of transportation options.
Harlingen at a glance
|Type of site:||Extraction and processing of vacuum salt|
|Number of employees:||approx. 100|
|Production & service portfolio:||
De-icing salt, industrial salt, electrolysis salt, livestock salt, lickstones, table salt, nitrite curing salt, salt tablets and blocks for softening water
Our certificates at the Harlingen plant
Our products are certified according to international standards and norms. Here you can find our current certificates.
Note for contractors
Contractors of Frisia Zout are requested to take note of and observe the rules of conduct and safety measures applicable to our factory premises and the associated buildings.
Frisia Zout asks all contractors to instruct their employees in advance and to provide them with the necessary personal safety equipment.
The following instructions contain the applicable rules of conduct and information on the personal protective equipment required.