LNG terminalling

Your LNG gateway into Northwestern Europe

The Zeebrugge LNG terminal serves as a gateway to supply LNG into Northwestern Europe. Zeebrugge offers optimal flexibility to load and unload LNG ships of all sizes, to load LNG containers or to regasify LNG into the natural gas pipeline grid.

 

More than 1,600 LNG carriers received

The Zeebrugge terminal facilities provide for loading and unloading ships carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG is stored there temporarily as a buffer in storage tanks and can be regasified and injected into the grid for transmission or loaded back onto LNG ships. More than 1,600 LNG carriers have docked at the terminal since commissioning of the facility in 1987.

 

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Regasification

Any LNG unloaded at the terminal can be regasified to be traded or consumed as natural gas within Belgium or any neighboring country or Southern Europe. The Zeebrugge LNG terminal has a regasification capacity of almost 500 GWh of LNG per day.


Ship loading and unloading

LNG ships as small as 2,000 m³ LNG up to 266,000 m³ LNG can be loaded or unloaded at the Zeebrugge terminal. Up to 380,000 m³ of LNG can be stored into 4 tanks at atmospheric pressure. Over 1,500 LNG ships have been unloaded since 1987, and more than 100 LNG ships have been loaded since 2008. Large Ships are loaded every month, for example to supply South America. Smaller ships are also loaded to supply remote industrial end consumers and to supply LNG as a fuel for ships and trucks.


LNG truck loading

LNG trucks and trailers can be loaded with 40 to 50 m³ LNG. Since 2010 over 5,000 loadings have already left Zeebrugge by road and by ferry, in order to supply remote industrial end consumers and to supply LNG as a fuel for ships and trucks in neighboring countries.


Three long term terminalling contracts

In 2004, Fluxys LNG concluded long-term contracts with three terminal users: Qatar Petroleum/ExxonMobil, Distrigas and SUEZ LNG Trading. These contracts represent a jointly booked annual throughput of 9 billion cubic meters of natural gas. 


 
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