Published: 2017-03-27

HES to add tank capacity in Rotterdam

Ports & terminals HES to add tank capacity in Rotterdam

Photo: HES International

The 52 tank and 1.3 mln m3 big HES Hartel Tank Terminal will cover 27 ha at Hartelstrook in the Mississippi Harbour at Port of Rotterdam's Maasvlakte 1.

HES' terminal will feature tanks varying in size from 5,000 to 50,000 m3 for different kinds of oil products, including diesel, gasoil, and gasoline. It will be possible to blend products, add additives, and homogenize the cargo, too.

The Port of Rotterdam will invest in a 1,100 m long quay wall for the new facility to accommodate ships up to 21 m of draft Very Large Crude Carriers, while the oil major BP will pipe-connect the terminal with its BP Refinery Rotterdam. Additionally, there’ll be nine berths available in the Hudson Harbour for barges.

According to schedule, the HES Hartel Tank Terminal is expected to be ready by 2019’s end.

"With the development of this state of the art terminal, HES International demonstrates that it can serve the long-term needs of its customers. At the same time, we are realizing our ambitious growth plans. Together with the expansions at our terminals, the new facility will strengthen our position as one of Europe's most important companies in terms of the storage and transhipment of dry and liquid bulk products," Jan Vogel, HES International's CEO, said.

Allard Castelein, the Port of Rotterdam Authority's CEO, added, "This new terminal is in line with our strategy to continue to support both existing sectors in our port and to develop new industry during the energy transition. We are happy about this, because this concentration of activities ensures greater efficiency and therefore a reduced footprint."

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