Research Park Petten

NRG is based on the Research Park Petten where several organizations are located. Below a short introduction of the companies, including a link to their websites.

More information about the history of the research location Petten can be found under history.


The Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) is the largest energy R&D institute in the Netherlands and develops knowledge and technology that enables a transition to a sustainable energy system. Countries and their economies develop and grow. To meet the future energy needs, the global energy system needs to become more sustainable.

ECN’s groundbreaking renewable energy technologies and knowledge offer businesses and governments economic opportunities and innovative distinctiveness. ECN plays a leading role in energy R&D and policy advice and has gained a strong reputation worldwide in the fields of solar and wind energy, bio-energy, energy efficiency, environmental research and policy studies. Employing around 550 professionals and having multiple branches in Europe and Asia, ECN works on sustainability every day.

Phone: +31 (0) 88 515 4949

Curium Netherlands BV

Curium Netherlands B.V., a daughter company of the Curium group, is a leading supplier of innovative pharmaceutical products. Every year, millions of patients all over the world are treated with these products for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

Curium owns two cyclotrons in Petten, The Netherlands, in which radioisotopes are produced. The company also co-operates with reactor operating organizations for irradiation of raw materials. The radioisotopes produced in the cyclotrons and reactors are the starting material for Curiums radiopharmaceutical finished products. Thousands of shipments are dispatched from the Petten facility each year. The efficient distribution network using transport by road and air, guarantees a timely delivery at many hospitals.

Curium Netherlands B.V. employs over 300 persons.
Phone: +31 (0)224 457890

JRC – Institute for Energy and Transport

The Institute for Energy and Transport (IET) performs research in both the energy and transport domains. The results of the work provide Europe's policy makers with key facts and independent quantified information allowing them to make balanced decisions. These decisions will directly affect the lives of European citizens.

The IET is one of the 7 Institutes of the European Commissions Joint Research Centre, each centre has its own area of expertise, from food safety and air quality to disaster monitoring and standards.
 The IET carries out research in the following domains:

  • Renewable energies including solar, wind, biomass, marine, geothermal;
  • Energy techno-economic modelling and assessment;
  • Hydrogen and fuel cells;
  • Alternative fuels including biofuels; 
  • Clean fossil fuels;
  • Energy efficiency;
  • Energy infrastructures and security of supply;
  • Nuclear energy;
  • Clean and efficient transport

Phone: +31 (0) 224 565656