LBC Tank Terminals expands storage capacity at Port of Rotterdam

LBC Rotterdam BV, a division of LBC Tank Terminals Holding Netherlands BV, has let a contract to Engicon nv (Geldof), Harelbeke, Belgium, to provide engineering and construction services for all mechanical aspects of a project to expand storage capacity for petroleum products and chemicals at LBC’s terminal in the Port of Rotterdam.

As part of the contract, Geldof will serve as main contractor for all stages of LBC’s multiphase Rainbow expansion project at Rotterdam, which will triple the company’s liquids storage capacity to a total 250,000 cu m as well as quadruple its logistical supply capacity at the site, Geldof said.

For Phase 1 of the project, Geldof will build and deliver 16 new storage tanks executed in qualitative duplex stainless steel that range up to 15 in. in diameter and more than 17 m in height, each with a capacity of as much as 3,000 cu m.

Geldof’s scope of delivery under Phase 1 also includes construction and installation of a jetty equipped with 44 loading arms for seagoing and inland vessels, work to expand the land side of the terminal, as well as modernization and integration of infrastructure within the tank park, including installation of dozens of kilometers of stainless-steel piping and a few thousand tonnes of steel supporting structures, the service company said.

LBC Rotterdam’s expansion additionally will include construction of a new loading and unloading station for trucks, which will be insulated and equipped with the latest heating and safety equipment to ensure optimal conditions for product handling and storage, Geldof said.

Alongside building and supplying the jetty superstructure, pipes, storage tanks, and related infrastructure, Geldof also will be responsible for acting as coordinator for all strategic partners and supplies involved in the project, the company said.

Geldof, which did not disclose a value of the contract, plans to deliver and begin installation of the 16 storage tanks this summer, with existing infrastructure to remain in use during all phases of the expansion.

LBC Rotterdam started construction on Rainbow’s tank capacity addition in February, the company said.

The first leg of the storage capacity expansion, which includes 36,000-cu m of stainless steel tanks, will become operation during first-half 2017, LBC Tank Terminals said.

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