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Regasification plant opened at Gate terminal in Rotterdam

LNG Industry,

A consortium formed by Techint E&C and Sener has successfully completed construction of a 12 billion m3/yr LNG regasification plant at the Gate terminal in Rotterdam. The plant was officially opened in a ceremony involving over 700 people including Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

The plant has cost € 800 million to construct and has tank storage capacity of up to 180, 000 m3 of gas, allowing it to cover the needs of 7 million households in the Netherlands and to export natural gas to the rest of Europe.

The plant has already successfully received a cargo from one of the world’s largest LNG carriers, the Al Samriya, a Qatari Q-Max vessel with a capacity of 263,000 m3.

“We are delighted that the construction of Gate terminal begun in 2007 has been completed on schedule despite the complexity of the project,” said Techint E&C CEO Paolo Bigi. “Today we offer consolidated experience in LNG plant construction, and in fact we are currently building two other plants, one in France and one in Poland.”

Techint E&C is also building a further two LNG regasification plants in Europe, a 13 billion m3/yr capacity installation in Dunkirk, France and a facility with a capacity of 5 billion m3/yr in Poland at Swinoujsce.

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