August 2012

Trends and Resources

HP Construction Profile: Rotterdam LNG facility wins top project award

The Gate megaproject is one of Europe's largest LNG terminals. With two jetties, it can unload simultaneously two vessels of the Q-Max type, the world's biggest LNG carriers.

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification plant Gate terminal, located in Maasvlakte (Rotterdam) has been named “project of the year” by the European Construction Institute (ECI) and is featured as the cover of HP’s August issue. The award was announced by the Institute during the 23rd Annual ECI conference in Düsseldorf, Germany. ECI is Europe’s only transnational learning and improvement network covering the entire project cycle for engineering construction. The Gate terminal megaproject is one of the largest LNG terminals in Europe, with an initial throughput capacity of 12 billion m3/yr and three 180,000-m3 storage tanks. The terminal has two jetties and

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