Fluxys Zeebrugge Lng Terminal

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Fluxys LNG
  • Website: http://www.fluxys.com/
  • Location: Zeebrugge, Belgium
  • Capacity: 9 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year
  • Status: In Operation

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: Three storage tanks are installed, each one having a nominal capacity of 87,000 m³ LNG totalling 261,000 m³ LNG
  • Unloading capacity:
  • Send out capacity:
  • Constructor:
    • Saipem, CFE and FONTEC Engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) of the overall terminal facilities for the extension of the terminal, including one LNG storage tank of 140,000 m3 and the regasification facilities
    • Freyssinet: Prestressing of LNG tanks (Expansion)


  • 1987 - Zeebrugge Lng Terminal is commissioned
  • 2004 - EPC contract awarded for expansion project
  • 2008 - Expansion project is completed
  • 2011 - Launch of binding phase of market consultation for the 2nd capacity enhancement project

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • The company is studying the possibility of further expansion of the terminal
  • Expansion will involve
    • Construction of a second jetty for berthing of LNG ships with a capacity from approximately 3 500 m³ LNG up to 217 000 m³ LNG, to be made available in 2014
    • Construction of an additional storage tank with a capacity of 160 000 m³ LNG to be made available in 2016
    • Construction of additional send-out capacity of 450 000 m³(n)/h to be made available in 2016


  • The terminal is a tolling one, making its capacity available to 3rd parties
  • Current customers include Qatar Petroleum/ExxonMobil, Distrigas, EDF and SUEZ LNG Trading

Other Information

  • The Fluxys LNG terminal can handle LNG carriers of almost all different types and capacities:
    • LNG carriers with a Length Over All of up to 350 m, a breadth of up to 55 m and a draft of up to 12 m; there is no limitation of airdraft,
    • Membrane Technique Carriers, Moss Rosenberg Technique Carriers and the newest generation of LNG carriers; more than ten different types of LNG carriers have already unloaded LNG at the terminal,
    • LNG carriers with a capacity of 40,000 m³ LNG to up to 135,000 m³ LNG or even above can be unloaded
    • About 1,200 LNG carriers have docked at the terminal since commissioning of the facility in 1987

Relevant Links

  1. Freyssinet LNG Tank References
  2. Tractebel Engineering LNG References
  3. Saipem LNG References
  4. The LNG Terminal at Zeebrugge: possible second enhancement project
  5. 2nd capacity enhancement Zeebrugge LNG Terminal: launch binding phase of market consultation
  6. RasGas and EDF Trading Announce New LNG Supply Agreement
  7. Contract for the extension of the Belgian Zeebrugge LNG receiving terminal awarded to Saipem
  8. Amec Foster Wheeler awarded engineering contract for Zeebrugge LNG terminal expansion

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