Gate Terminal

Expansion of truck loading station to achieve the highest flexibility in client’s operations
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Bilfinger Tebodin has been involved in the expansion of the truck loading station, one of the many projects to help Gate Terminal in achieving the highest flexibility in their operations. Gate Terminal (a joint venture of Gasunie and Vopak) acts as an LNG Hub, where LNG can be imported, gasified and sent to the high pressure European Grid as well as loaded into different cargo sizes for transfer and bunkering.

The first truck loading station was not highly automated. Together with Gate Terminal, Bilfinger Tebodin has been able to automate the second and third to the point where they need almost no manpower. Moreover in the truck loading station two trucks can be loaded simultaneously with a single push of a button. The LNG market is taking flight in the transportation market, as a transport fuel both in ships and trucks and Gate Terminal is with a clear vision always one step ahead.

At this location Bilfinger Tebodin was also responsible for the conceptual design, technical studies and functional specifications for the EPC tender package of the regasification terminal. Gate Terminal, receives, stores and regasifies Liquefield Natural Gas (LNG), which needs 600 times less storage space than natural gas.