With this investment Gate terminal will be able to load the new standard size vessels of around 180,000 m3 in less than 3 days.
The investment includes a de-bottlenecking of the pipeline systems used to deliver LNG from the storage tank to the ship and can be installed without a plant shutdown. The construction will begin in the summer of 2018 and will be concluded after the summer of 2019.
Loading of LNG in ships and transshipment activities in North West Europe have increased over the years. The liquid spot market of LNG causes quick successions of loading and unloading periods.
Gate terminal noted:
This dynamic of the LNG market requires more flexibility and efficient operations. With this investment Gate terminal will strengthen its pivotal role as the LNG Hub terminal for North West Europe.