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Gate Terminal starts construction of 4th LNG tank at Port of Rotterdam

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Cyann Fielding

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Gate Terminal and its shareholders Gasunie and Vopak, have announced that the final investment decision has been taken to expand Gate Terminal’s storage and regasification capacity in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The expansion consists of a new LNG storage tank of 180,000 m³ and an additional regasification capacity of 4 BCM per year. The new capacity is already rented out under long-term commercial agreements and is expected to be ready for operation by the second half of 2026.

The new tank will be constructed alongside the three existing LNG tanks, next to the waterside. Once all envisaged projects at Gate Terminal have been completed, the terminal will have a total regas capacity of 20 billion m³ per year.

Hans Coenen, Gasunie, says: ‘The investment in this new tank is part of a broader package of proposed and already realised measures to increase LNG import capacity in the Netherlands. This is necessary to compensate for the loss of Russian natural gas and to reduce the scarcity of natural gas in the European gas market. In addition to expanding LNG import capacity, Gasunie is continuing to accelerate the energy transition. For example, through the construction of a national hydrogen network and the conversion of import terminals. We will also continue to focus on green gas, transport of heat, and CO2 capture and storage.’

Dick Richelle, CEO at Vopak, says: ‘This investment fits well with Vopak’s strategy to grow in LNG infrastructure. We are proud to develop and operate reliable and open access infrastructure as this plays an important role in the security of supply of energy.’

Jarmo Stoopman, managing director at Gate Terminal, says: ‘Now that all elements are in place, we are happy that today we can start with the construction of this important expansion. We look forward to working with our contractors and ensuring safe and timely construction of this 4th tank.’

The total investment is approximately €350 million.

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