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  • Gate terminal selected contractors to design and build 4th LNG storage tank
    édité le 15/09/2023

Gate terminal selected contractors to design and build 4th LNG storage tank
Gate terminal B.V, a joint venture of Vopak and Gasunie, is pleased to announce that it has selected - VINCI Construction Grands Projets - Entrepose Contracting (tank), Sener (balance of plant) and Sacyr Proyecta (owner engineering services) to execute the expansion of the terminal with a 4th LNG storage tank of 180,000 cubic meters and an additional regasification capacity of 4 BMC per year.

Sener statement

“We are pleased to participate in one of the largest gas projects in all of Europe. We are proud to accompany Gate Terminal since 2007, when it entrusted us as the main EPC contractor, or during the Extra Send-Out project, in 2022 – to increase the plant’s natural gas send-out capacity with an additional 1.5 billion of cubic meters per year. Today, we celebrate a new milestone: the decision to build a new tank and new balance of plant facilities, which will increase its capabilities and potential”, says Álvaro Lorente, Managing Director of Energy at Sener.

Sacyr Proyecta statement

“We’re eagerly looking forward to being part of this exciting new project. We take pride in your trust, especially after our past successful collaborations with Gate Terminal in other projects in the Rotterdam Terminal. This strategic opportunity means a lot to the group, and we’re thrilled to contribute to the expansion of the Gate Terminal and its important role in the security of supply of energy in the Netherlands and its neighboring countries” says Juan Antonio Marín Ródenas, General Manager at Sacyr Proyecta.

Gate statement

“Gate terminal is delighted with the cooperation with these contractors over the past period and look forward to a fruitful cooperation throughout the project execution phase,” says Jarmo Stoopman, Managing Director at Gate terminal.

About Gate terminal

Gate terminal B.V. is a 50/50 joint venture between N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie and Koninklijke Vopak N.V. The terminal has been operational since September 2011. The imported LNG is unloaded at the terminal, stored and evaporated to natural gas before it is delivered to the transmission network for the European markets. Gate terminal also offers a portfolio of other services including backloading services for LNG vessels, ranging from small bunker vessels to large LNG carriers, and loading of LNG tank trucks and containers.Once all envisaged projects at Gate terminal have been completed, the terminal will have a total regas capacity of 20 billion cubic meters per year.

About Vopak

Royal Vopak is the world’s leading independent tank storage company. We store vital products with care. Products for everyday life. The energy that allows people to cook, heat or cool their homes and for transportation. The chemicals that enable companies to manufacture millions of useful products. The edible oils to prepare food. We take pride in improving access to cleaner energy and feedstocks for a growing world population, ensuring safe, clean and efficient storage and handling of bulk liquid products and gases at strategic locations around the world. We are excited to help shape a sustainable future by developing infrastructure solutions for new vital products, focusing on zero- and low-carbon hydrogen, ammonia, CO2, long duration energy storage and sustainable feedstocks. We have a track record of over 400 years in navigating change and are continuously investing in innovation. On sustainability, we are ambitious and performance driven, with a balanced roadmap that reflects key topics that matter most to our stakeholders and where we can have a positive impact for people, planet and profit and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Vopak is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

About Gasunie

Gasunie is a European energy high-- infrastructure company. Gasunie’s network is one of the largest pressure pipeline networks in Europe, comprising over 17,000 kilometres of pipeline in the Netherlands and northern Germany. Gasunie provides natural and green gas transport services through its subsidiaries, Gasunie Transport Services B.V. (GTS) in the Netherlands and Gasunie Deutschland in Germany. With its crossborder gas infrastructure and services, Gasunie facilitates TTF, which has become a leading European gas trading point. Gasunie also provides other gas infrastructure services, including gas storage and LNG. Gasunie wants to help accelerate the transition to a CO2 neutral energy supply and believes that gas related innovations, for instance in the form of renewable gases such as hydrogen and green gas, can make an important contribution. Both existing and new gas infrastructure play a key role here. Gasunie also plays an active part in the development of other energy infrastructure to support the energy transition.

About Entrepose Contracting

Entrepose Contracting is an international operator in onshore oil and gas infrastructure for production, processing, storage and shipping, able to also carry out projects in other energy sectors and other industries such as water treatment (pumping stations).

It operates turnkey – from pre-project engineering to start-up and even maintenance – on installations in the energy sectors around the world.

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