Dutch Gate LNG terminal hits send-out record

A transshipment operation at the Gate terminal in the Rotterdam port (Image courtesy of Gate)

The Gate liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the Dutch port of Rotterdam said Monday it achieved a monthly send-out record into the Dutch grid.

“Over the month of November, the customers of Gate LNG terminal nominated a record monthly quantity of 698.927.966 Nm3 of regasified LNG into the grid of GTS, the gas transmission operator in the Netherlands,” Gate said in a statement.

This equals 76 percent of the booked monthly capacity, the statement said.

Gate terminal added that it is currently testing the market interest to increase the send-out capacity by up to 2 billion cubic meters per annum by installing additional equipment.

Gate is owned by Gasunie and Vopak and is one of Europe’s largest LNG terminals. The LNG facility consists of three 180,000-cbm storage tanks and currently has an annual regasification capacity of 12 Bcm – equal to around 180 cargoes per year.