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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Gate Terminal
    • N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie and Koninklijke Vopak N.V.
  • Website: http://www.gate.nl/
  • Location: Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Capacity: 12 billion m3/annum
  • Status: In Operation

Brief Description

  • Gate Lng Terminal is the first such terminal in The Netherlands. The terminal will have an initial throughput capacity of 12 billion m3 (bcm) per annum and will consist of three storage tanks and two jetty's.
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Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: four storage tanks, each having a capacity of about 180,000 m³
  • Unloading capacity: The jetties have been designed to accommodate a future generation of larger LNG carriers and Qatar max vessels (with a capacity of about 250,000 m³
  • Send out capacity: 12 billion m3 per annum
  • Constructor:
    • A consortium made up of Techint, Sener, Entrepose and Vinci
    • Freyssinet: Pre-stressing for LNG tanks
    • Tractebel: Technical assistance for the Development of the Gate LNG terminal in Rotterdam including layout optimisation and finalisation (jetty configuration, building dimensions, LNG pipe routing, ….), storage tank and BOG handling comparison studies, assistance to risk analysis, process optimisation studies, vaporiser selection study, equipment list, noise map

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • Completed in 2011

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers:
    • Ibedrola will supply 1 billion m3 to Dong Energy
  • Customers: EconGas, EON, OMV, Dong, Essent
    • E.ON Ruhrgas has committed itself to an annual throughput of 3 billion cubic meters (bcm)

History

  • 2007 - Final investment decision taken
  • 2008 - Economic Affairs Minister Maria van der Hoeven gave the official green light for the construction of the LNG import terminal
  • 2008 - Construction Started
  • 2008 - E.ON Ruhrgas committed itself to an annual throughput of 3 billion cubic meters (bcm)
  • 2011 - First cargos delivered
  • 2011 - Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands officially opens the terminal
  • 2012 - Gasunie and Vopak sign agreement with Shell as launching customer for LNG Break Bulk terminal
  • 2013 - E.ON signs medium-term LNG supply contract with Qatargas
  • 2014 - Fluor selected to construct Break Bulk terminal

Other Information

  • The facility is partly funded by the European Investment Bank

Relevant Links

  1. Freyssinet LNG Tank References
  2. Tractebel Engineering LNG References
  3. LNG terminal on Maasvlakte in Rotterdam
  4. Iberdrola to deliver LNG to DONG Energy from 2011
  5. Gate terminal signs EUR 136 million financing agreement for expansion of first Dutch LNG terminal
  6. Turnkey Project for a liquid Natural Gas Terminal in Holland
  7. Qatargas sends Q-Max to deliver first Qatari LNG to Gate Terminal
  8. Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands officially opens first Dutch Liquefied Natural Gas Import Terminal
  9. Minister van der Hoeven gives official go-ahead to build first Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal in the Netherlands
  10. Gate LNG terminal signs agreement with E.ON Ruhrgas
  11. Gasunie and Vopak sign agreement with Shell as launching customer for LNG Break Bulk terminal
  12. E.ON signs medium-term LNG supply contract with Qatargas
  13. Fluor Wins LNG Terminal Contract in Rotterdam

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