Titan LNG announced it has commissioned a short-term LNG truck loading facility in the Port of Zeebrugge. Project Bridge has been designed to accommodate LNG truck loadings as an interim solution during a 4-week period in which the Rotterdam GATE terminal will undergo essential maintenance. The Titan LNG chartered Green Zeebrugge is filling up trucks at the quay of the PSA terminal in Zeebrugge to serve LNG bunkering customers in the ARA region, Zeebrugge, and surrounding areas.
Equipped with two loading bays, the complex solution was commissioned and developed by Titan LNG’s in-house team, in collaboration with small-scale LNG market participants to trial the project’s operations. To ensure the safety and efficacy of the solution, HAZOP & HAZID sessions were performed on short notice.
The Port Authorities of Zeebrugge and the PSA terminal were involved from initial plans in the project to ensure compliance for this temporarily set up, including the step-by-step protocols and designs. The facility was assembled and is being operated by Rijlaarsdam Tech, Titan LNG’s project partners. Rijlaarsdam and Titan LNG passed the vetting and approval process due to the preparation and robustness of the documentation and training of the crew on the quay, providing confidence to the Authorities that safe operations could be carried out for the duration of the 4-week period.
During normal operations, the GATE terminal loads some 600 trailers per month. The Fluxys terminal in Zeebrugge cannot fill this demand for extra slots, meaning it would not have sufficient capacity to ensure the demand for the downstream market. Project Bridge will process additional LNG coming to Zeebrugge starting from mid-July of this year and is expected to fulfil up to 300 orders during its deployment.
“This is an immensely proud moment for the team at Titan LNG — and for the LNG market sector. It takes LNG terminals years to install this functionality, and we did it in a matter of months. I would like to thank all our project partners for the hard work and perseverance that went into this success,” said Michael Schaap, Titan LNG’s Commercial Director Marine.
Following the completion of Project Bridge at Zeebrugge, Titan LNG aims to deploy the same facility to other locations across the EU region.
Source: Titan LNG