FID reached for Zeebrugge LNG regas capacity expansion
Gas infrastructure major, Fluxys noted it has reached a final investment decision to expand regasification capacity at the Zeebrugge LNG facility.
The company said on Monday that the decision has been made following the success of a freshly closed open season process.
“During the binding window of the Open Season, the full 6 million tonnes per year (or c.10.5 GWh/h) capacity on offer has been subscribed,” the company said in its statement.
Fluxys further noted that as of early 2024, a total of 4.7 million tonnes per year (8.2 GWh/h) of additional regasification capacity will be made available.
As of 2026, the full 6 million tonnes per year (10.5 GWh/h) of additional capacity will be made available.
Currently, the facility has a total regasification capacity of 9 billion cubic meters of natural gas, or 472 GWH/day.
The decision also comes on the back of record activity levels reported by the terminal operator Fluxys Belgium.
The operator noted that in 2020 there was a total of 172 vessel operations at the Zeebrugge LNG terminal.
Additionally, truck loading operations also broke a record during the year. A total of 3195 trucks were loaded in 2020 which is a new annual high.