Gate terminal and its shareholders, Gasunie and Vopak, have introduced that the ultimate funding determination has been taken to broaden Gate terminal’s storage and regasification capability. The growth consists of a brand new LNG storage tank of 180 000 m3 and extra regasification capability of 4 billion m3/y. The brand new capability is already rented out below long-term business agreements and is anticipated to be prepared for operation by 2H26.
Vopak and Gasunie are the founders and homeowners of Gate terminal in Rotterdam, which has been operational since 2011. The terminal performs a vital function within the provide and availability of gasoline within the Netherlands and its neighbouring international locations. As soon as all envisaged initiatives at Gate terminal have been accomplished, the terminal could have a complete regasification capability of 20 billion m3/y.
Hans Coenen, on behalf of the Board of Administrators of Gasunie, mentioned: “The funding on this new tank is a part of a broader bundle of proposed and already realised measures to extend LNG import capability within the Netherlands. That is essential to compensate for the lack of Russian pure gasoline and to scale back the shortage of pure gasoline on the European gasoline market. Along with increasing LNG import capability, Gasunie is continuous to speed up the vitality transition. For instance, via the development of a nationwide hydrogen community and the conversion of import terminals. We may even proceed to concentrate on inexperienced gasoline, transport of warmth, and carbon seize and storage.”
Dick Richelle, CEO at Vopak, added: “We’re excited to construct upon our profitable partnership with Gasunie. This funding matches effectively with Vopak’s technique to develop in LNG infrastructure. We’re proud to develop and function dependable and open entry infrastructure as this performs an essential function within the safety of provide of vitality.”
Jarmo Stoopman, Managing Director at Gate terminal, concluded: “Now that every one parts are in place, we’re completely happy that at present we will begin with the development of this essential growth. We look ahead to working with our contractors and making certain a secure and well timed building of this 4th tank.”
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