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Technical details LNG-terminal

In the first phase, the LNG terminal’s proposed throughput yearly capacity will be 12 billion m3 (12 BCMA). It will have two jetties, three storage tanks and a process area where the LNG will be regasified. In the longer term, capacity can be increased to up to 16 bcm. This will require about 200 shipments a year, two LNG jetties and four storage tanks. The tanks, each having a capacity of about 180,000 m³, will have a diameter of about 86 metres and will be up to 40 metres high at the edge and 52 metres in the centre. 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, a length of up to 350 metres and a draught of about 12.5 metres). The current generation of LNG vessels can carry between 120,000 m³ and 210,000 m³ of gas (ship’s length up to about 315 metres).

LNG expertise in every area

The partners in Gate terminal, Gasunie and Vopak, together have the expertise necessary to operate an LNG import terminal in the Netherlands. They have a wealth of experience in running independent terminals, handling cargoes brought by tanker, efficient stock management for a variety of customers, LNG storage, regasification of LNG into natural gas, gas quality monitoring and safe and efficient connection to the domestic gas transport network.

Gasunie has 30 years’ experience operating a peakshaver on the Maasvlakte for the storage of LNG and its conversion into natural gas. During periods of peak demand in the winter, the peakshaver secures gas supplies in the west of the Netherlands by injecting natural gas into the national network.