Fluxys LNG, the owner and operator of the LNG terminal in Zeebrugge (Belgium), has awarded the turnkey contract for a new extension of the facility to a consortium led by DF. The agreement covers the construction of a fifth LNG storage tank as well as additional process installations. The new installations are part of the investments required to offer the LNG transshipment services for which Fluxys LNG signed in March a long-term agreement with Yamal LNG.
DF has signed the contract as primary consortium member via its Oil & Gas line of business (made up by Felguera IHI, S. A, and DF Oil & Gas, S. A.). The project has a total budget of 208 million euros, of which 150 million correspond to works to be carried out by DF via its subsidiaries. This is the most important project carried out to date by the Oil & Gas line of the Spanish group, in terms of cost and technical characteristics.
The extension of the Zeebrugge regasification plant, located at the port of the same name and near the Belgian city of Bruges, will comprise of two stages: the construction of an 180,000 m3 capacity LNG tank and a boil-off recovery system.
The tank to be installed at the terminal belonging to Fluxys LNG at the Belgian port will be one of the largest of its kind in the world. The total containment type tank will be semi-buried and will extend the storage capacity of the terminal which currently stands at 380,000 m3 due to the existing four tanks. The delivery schedule of the new tank is 44 months.
In addition, a boil-off recovery system will also be installed, to recirculate, cool down and recover natural gas vapors that are generally lost due to evaporation. In this case, the delivery schedule is 35 months.