Gate LNG Terminal

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Gate LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in South Holland Province, Netherlands.

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Project Details

  • Owner: Gate Terminal B.V.
  • Parent: Gasunie (50%), Vopak (50%)[1]
  • Location: Maasvlakte, Rotterdam Municipality, South Holland Province, Netherlands
  • Coordinates: 51.971111, 4.068889 (exact)
  • Capacity: 9 mtpa, 1.29 bcfd[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2011

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day

Background

GATE (Gas Access to Europe) LNG Terminal is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal in South Holland Province, Netherlands, in the port of Rotterdam. The terminal began construction in 2008 and was brought into service in September 2011; the construction contract was carried out by Techint and SENER. The terminal is jointly owned by Dutch firms Gasunie and Vopak. It cost around $1.1 billion.[2][3][4][5][6]

According to Food and Water Europe's 2019 profile on gas use and production in the Netherlands, "It initially had a capacity of 12bcm, but capacities could be extended to 16bcm. However, since its creation, the terminal has never been used at more than 18% of its capacity and at more than 10% since 2012 (potentially due to high LNG prices). Between January 2012 and March 2019, the terminal’s utilization rate lay at only 7%."[7]

Expansion Project Details

  • Owner: Gate Terminal B.V.
  • Parent: Gasunie, Vopak
  • Location: Maasvlakte, Rotterdam Municipality, South Holland Province, Netherlands
  • Coordinates: 51.971111, 4.068889 (exact)
  • Additional capacity: 2 bcm/y[8]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2021

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day; bcm/y = billion cubic meters per year

Expansion Background

In March of 2019, the Dutch Gate LNG terminal operator formally launched an open season for 2 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year of new send-out capacity, following a winter of record imports of LNG into northwest Europe. The extent of market interest in the new capacity, to be available from 2021-31, could provide an indication of regional buyers’ expectations for LNG demand in the years ahead.[8]

In early 2019, owners launched an open season on the proposed expansion capacity. While no contracts were signed, they continue to offer the capacity.[9]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 2020 World LNG Report, page 102, International Gas Union, April 27, 2020
  2. Gate LNG Terminal, Wikipedia (Dutch), accessed April 2017.
  3. Gate Terminal website, accessed July 2017.
  4. Gate LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed July 2017.
  5. Gate LNG Receiving Terminal, The Netherlands, Techint Project Case Study, accessed July 2017.
  6. EconGas: Gate LNG Terminal Opens, LNG World News, 23 Sept. 2011.
  7. Netherlands, Food and Water Europe, December 5, 2019
  8. 8.0 8.1 Patrick Sykes, Dutch Gate launches open season to test regional LNG demand, ICIS, March 7, 2019
  9. Jamison Cocklin, European Import Terminals Plan Expansions as U.S. LNG Volumes Grow, Natural Gas Intel, December 30, 2019

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