Rotterdam's Gate Terminal Awaits First LNG Shipment
The newly completed Gas Access to Europe (Gate) LNG terminal in Rotterdam will receive its first commercial delivery tomorrow from Qatar aboard the vessel, Bu Samra.
Gate is the first LNG import terminal in the Netherlands with access to northwest Europe.
The terminal will have an initial throughput capacity of 12 billion cubic meters (bcm) per annum and will consist of three storage tanks and two jetty's. The terminal's annual throughput capacity can be increased to 16 bcm in the future.
Speaking to Bloomberg, David Fuller, head of LNG at RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, said that the German company would consider selling its import slots “ this year and in the near term.”