Fluor was awarded a contract by Gate Terminal, a unit of Dutch Vopak and Gasunie, to design and build an LNG break bulk terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Fluor did not reveal the contract value.
The Texas-based engineering company 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.
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.
Fluor’s office in Spain, which has completed LNG projects globally, will be responsible for executing the project.
Gate Terminal anticipates the terminal will be ready for operation in 2016.
Press Release, July 15, 2014; Image: Gate