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Antwerp is a city in Belgium and the capital of Antwerp Province in the Flemish Region. It is the second-largest metropolitan region after Brussels. Located on the River Scheldt, linked to the North Sea by the river’s Westerschelde estuary. It is about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Brussels, and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) south of the Dutch border. Originally built in 1531 and re-built in 1872, Antwerp was the world’s first purpose-built commodity exchange, founded before stocks and shares existed.
The Port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world, ranking second in Europe and within the top 20 globally. Both economically and culturally, Antwerp is and has long been an important city in the Low Countries and as such has been strategic to European conflicts throughout history.
From the Spanish Fury (1576) and throughout and after the subsequent Dutch Revolt through to the two World Wars, the strategic importance of Antwerp’s port facilities was recognized by the German army who occupied from May 1940 until September 1944 before being liberated by Allied forces. Thereafter, the Germans attempted to destroy the Port of Antwerp, which was used by the Allies to bring new material ashore, by missile attack with thousands of V-1 and V-2 missiles fired into Antwerp causing severe damage to the city but failing to destroy the port due to poor accuracy.
In happier times, Antwerp was the first city to host the World Gymnastics Championships, in 1903 along with the 1920 Summer Olympics. In 1956, a ten-year plan for the port of Antwerp to expand and modernized the port’s infrastructure with national funding was initiated. The broader aim was to facilitate the growth of the north-eastern Antwerp metropolitan region with the building of a set of canal docks.
Our clients in the process industry are reaping the benefits of having a digital twin of their site, an initiative that derived from Industry 4.0, Autodesk Plant 3D helps along that journey by updating your P&ID and producing accurate 3D process models of your site, which can later be used for project upgrades, asset auditing, NDT packs and HAZOPs.