October 2014, Vol. 241, No. 10


GateTerminal Simultaneously Reloads Two LNG Carriers

For the first time in its history the Gate terminal, located on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, simultaneously reloaded the Wilgas and Coral Methane LNG carriers with LNG.

Reloading of LNG at the terminal started in 2013 following modifications to the existing jetties to accommodate smaller ships. Since then, Gate has carried out 16 operations for these types of vessels.

The Gate terminal, a joint venture of Gasunie and Vopak, began operations in September 2011 and has contributed to diversifying the European gas supply by providing access to LNG originating from countries around the world. At Gate, LNG is received, stored, regasified and then fed into the Northwest-European gas grid. In January, Gate launched a tank truck-loading station for trucks and containers. The facility has developed into a hub where LNG can be re-exported to other parts of Europe and around the world.

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