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SENER has been once again contracted by Gate terminal BV. In this new contract SENER, one of the companies responsible for its turnkey construction of Gate terminal in 2011, will participate in the Extra Send-Out (ESO) project, which consists of increasing the plant’s natural gas send-out capacity with an additional 1.5 BCMA (billions of cubic meters per year), bringing the total nameplate capacity from 12 BCMA to 13.5 BCMA.
For this purpose, SENER will carry out the engineering services, as well as the procurement and construction management (EPCM) of the send-out capacity expansion works, which consist of the installation of a vaporizer and a high-pressure liquefied natural gas (LNG) pump together with all its associated facilities, such as equipment foundations, interconnection of piping and racks, power supply and process control. In addition, a new seawater pump will also be supplied. As part of the EPCM services, SENER will develop the required detailed engineering, together with the procurement management of all supplies, on behalf of Gate terminal, and will be in charge of the construction supervision.
This new contract is in addition to the previous one, signed in 2020, to carry out engineering services, as well as procurement and construction management (EPCM) of the Turn Around, successfully completed in 2021.
In the words of SENER’s Director of Engineering Services, Arturo Olivé, “Gate terminal is a key LNG hub located in Rotterdam, in which SENER has been closely involved since its inception, as it was part of the construction consortium and, since its commissioning, has continued to be a supplier of successive improvements services to the plant. This new project, for which the client Gate terminal B.V. once again relies on SENER, will increase the import capacity of natural gas via LNG to northwest Europe and, therefore, advance on the path to energy independence.”
About Gate terminal B.V.
Gate terminal, a Joint Venture between N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie (Gasunie) and Koninklijke Vopak N.V. (Vopak), is Europe’s LNG hub – a professional access gateway for LNG that is supplied from across the world. The import terminal on Maasvlakte in Rotterdam contributes to the natural gas supply in the Netherlands and Northwest Europe. Gate terminal receives LNG for its customers, stores it, regasifies it and then supplies it to the gas transport network for distribution to households and industry.