Gate terminal (main shareholders Gasunie and Royal Vopak) has begun construction activities for the new LNG break bulk infrastructure at its site at the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam.
Parallel to that, the Port of Rotterdam has started with the excavation of a new harbor basin next to Gate terminal.
The new infrastructure will be located next to Gate terminal. The Port of Rotterdam Authority will build a new harbor basin and quay wall, which is planned to be delivered end of 2015.
Gate will construct the LNG installations, including berthing and loading facilities dedicated to bunkerships and smaller tankers enabling LNG bunker operations in the port of Rotterdam and further distribution of LNG in Northwest Europe.
The new facilities are based on a multi-user service model and will have a maximum capacity of 280 berthing slots per year. The finalization of the construction, commissioning and first loading operations are planned towards the end of H1 2016.