LNG Terminal Project Fluor Builds LNG Terminal at Rotterdam
Europe's biggest port makes itself fit for the gasboom: Texan engineering company Fluor was elected to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) break bulk terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Rotterdam/the Netherlands – Fluor will provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for the jetty, loading facilities, boil-off gas compressors, connection to the LNG terminal and other facilities. The terminal facilities will be owned and operated by Gate Terminal BV, a subsidiary of Dutch Vopak and Gasunie.
“This is an excellent opportunity for Fluor to deliver its engineering, procurement and construction expertise for gas projects in Europe,” said Taco de Haan, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. “This project will help address Northern Europe’s growing need for LNG as a transportation fuel.” Break bulk terminals split up large-scale LNG shipments into smaller quantities to facilitate the distribution of LNG to be used as fuel for ships and heavy trucks. Gate Terminal hopes to have the sites up and running in 2016.