King opens OPCW ChemTech Centre!

OPCW outside view entrance

We are proud to share that on Friday May 12th Dutch King Willem-Alexander officially opened the doors to OPCW’s new Centre for Chemistry and Technology in The Netherlands.

Also present were Fernando Arias, Director-General OPCW, Paul Huijts, secretary-general at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other guests. Ector Hoogstad Architects designed a building with a clear architectural identity fit for a diverse international community. 

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is an international organisation committed to ridding the world of chemical weapons and the threat of their use. In 2013 the Organisation was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for ‘its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons’. As the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, OPCW deploys world-wide verifications and safeguarding the integrity of the results is of utmost importance. The new Centre for Chemistry and Technology (ChemTech Centre) is designed to facilitate OPCW’s work processes and conduct activities according to strict protocols and safety standards.

Read more about the new ChemTech Centre here