Fluxys launches call for market interest on tomorrow’s molecules for the Zeebrugge terminal

Brussels – Infrastructure group Fluxys and its subsidiary Fluxys LNG are gauging the market's interest in importing low-carbon gases from the terminal at Zeebrugge. With this market initiative, Fluxys is anticipating the need for large-scale decarbonisation. The call for market interest will run from November 2023 until February 2024.

Fluxys as essential infrastructure partner is taking market-focused action to reshape and extend the Zeebrugge LNG terminal into a multi-molecule hub for importing low-carbon and climate-neutral molecules as well. In this way, the terminal can make a significant contribution to the energy transition and further diversify the energy supply of North-West Europe.

Zeebrugge Multi-molecule Hub

The Zeebrugge Multi-molecule Hub provides direct access from the sea for large ships in order to ensure the supply of not only LNG but also hydrogen and hydrogen derivatives. Zeebrugge is also directly connected to the major industrial zones in Belgium and North-West Europe.

Open-access infrastructure

The market consultation presents a golden opportunity for market players to voice their growing demands. The terminal's market model offers all potential customers open access to the proposed services. They can express their interest in a range of possibilities: services for carbon-neutral bio-LNG or synthetic LNG, hydrogen, hydrogen derivatives as well as compressed natural gas (CNG) and conventional LNG. The initial results in terms of market intentions are expected in spring 2024.

Pascal De Buck, Managing Director and CEO of Fluxys and Fluxys Belgium: "The Zeebrugge Multi-molecule Hub showcases our ambition to play a key part in accelerating the energy transition. This project fully shoulders the federal hydrogen strategy and will help the Port of Antwerp-Bruges create a green energy crossroads in its ports. I'm proud that with Fluxys we're once again thinking ahead and working on the solutions that will be needed tomorrow and beyond for industry and society in North-West Europe."

More info about the Zeebrugge Multi-molecule Hub