Gate terminal takes 3 initiatives to strengthen its position in the security of supply of Northwest Europe.
Increase in truck loading capabilities
This year the number of truck loading operations in each month has been higher than last year’s same month. This has resulted in congestion and as a mitigation Gate terminal has a.o. used its spare truck loading bay. Gate terminal has now decided to go for a more structural solution by building 2 additional truck loading bays which are expected to become operational in second half of 2023.
Increase in send-out
Following modifications, investments and successful tests Gate terminal is now able to continue offering its expanded send-out capability also through the winter. The annual capacity is now 12 BCM on a firm basis and in addition 4 BCM on an interruptible basis. In 2021 the send out capacity was 12 BCM.
Open season for an additional 4BCM send-out
Gate terminal has started working on permit application, regulatory conditions and technical feasibility with the aim of launching an open season on tentatively 15 August to increase the firm annual capacity by 4 BCM. Such an expansion would include a 4th tank. Subject to smooth cooperation of all stakeholders such capacity could become continuously available between 1 October 2025 and 1 October 2026.
About Gate terminal
Gate terminal B.V. is a 50/50 jointventure between N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie and Koninklijke Vopak N.V. The terminal is operational since September 2011. The imported LNG is unloaded at on the terminal, stored and evaporated to natural gas before it is delivered to the transmissi network for the European markets. The terminal’s initial throughput capacity of 12 billion cubic meters per year (bcma) can in future be extended to 16 bcma. Gate terminal also offers a portfolio of other services including backloading services for LNG vessels, ranging from small bunker vessel to large LNG carriers, and loading of LNG tank trucks and containers.
Gasunie is a European energy high-- infrastructure company. Gasunie’s network is one of the largest pressure pipeline networks in Europe, comprising over 17,000 kilometres of pipeline in the Netherlands and northern Germany. Gasunie provides natural and green gas transport services through its subsidiaries, Gasunie Transport Services B.V. (GTS) in the Netherlands and Gasunie Deutschl and in Germany. With its crossborder gas infrastructure and services, Gasunie facilitates TTF, which has become leading European gas trading point. Gasunie also provides other gas infrastructure services, including gas storage and LNG. Gasunie want to hel accelerate the transition to a CO2neutral energy supply and believes that gasp related innovations, for instance in the form of renewable gases such as hydrogen and green gas, can make an important contribution. Both existing and new gas infrastructure p lay a key role here. Gasunie also plays an active part in the development of other energy infrastructure to support the energy transition.
About Royal Vopak
Royal Vopak is the world’s leading independent tank storage company. We store vital products with care. Products for everyday life. The energy that allows people to cook, heat or cool their homes and for transportation. The chemicals that enable companies to manufacture millions of useful products. The edible oils to prepare food. We take pride in improving access to cleaner energy and feedstocks for a growing world population, ensuring safe, clean and efficient storage and handling of bulk liquid products and gases at strategic locations around the world. We are excited to help shape a su stainable future by developing infrastructure solutions for new vital products, focusing on zeroand lowcarbon hydrogen, ammonia, CO2, long duration energy storage and sustainable feedstocks. We have a track record of over 400 years in navigating change and are continuously investing in innovation. On sustainability, we are ambitious, and performance driven, with a balanced roadmap that reflects key topics that matter most to our stakeholders and where we can have a positive impact for people, planet and p rofit and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Vopak is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, please visit www.vopak.com