Second jetty commissioned at Zeebrugge terminal
January 10, 2017
The second jetty of the Zeebrugge terminal was commissioned in late December. On January 9th, the Coral Energy became the first LNGC to berth at the jetty for a commercial loading.
The second jetty at the LNG terminal has been designed for receiving the smallest LNGCs with a capacity of 2,000 m3 up to large LNG vessels with a capacity of 217,000 m3. Some 200 loadings have already been booked at the new jetty for small LNGCs under long-term contracts.
LNG bunkering vessels can now also berth at the terminal. Shipping company UECC recently began operating its first LNG-powered car carrier in Zeebrugge, with a second to follow soon. The UECC ships will be refuelled with LNG by a purpose-built LNG bunkering vessel which will have Zeebrugge as its home port and in which Fluxys is a partner along with ENGIE, Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK Line. There are currently around 40 ships under construction for use in the English Channel, the North Sea or the Baltic Sea, half of which will run on LNG.
The second jetty also enables the terminal to respond flexibly to demand for simultaneous or quickly successing berthings, as using both jetties allows two LNGCs to be unloaded and/or loaded at the same time.
Edited from Fluxys press release.