Vinci wins €160 million deal to build LNG tank in the Netherlands

By Neil Gerrard15 September 2023

Aerial view of three LNG tanks under construction at a port. Image supplied by Vinci

Vinci Construction Grands Projets has won a €160 million contract to design and build a 180,000 m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank in the Netherlands.

The project is part of a programme to expand the storage capacity and regasification of the GATE (Gas Access To Europe) terminal, based in the port of Rotterdam.

Vinci will build the LNG storage tank with a nickel steel inner tank and a post-tensioned concrete outer container.

The contract is scheduled for completion by the second half of 2026.

Between 2007 and 2011, Vinci Construction Grands Projets also built three 180,000 m3 LNG storage tanks for this same client, each under design-build contracts.

The contractor has built 15 LNG tanks around the world over the last decade, including one project still underway in the UK (190,000 m3) and another in Canada (225,000 m3).

The new tank in Rotterdam will make it possible to supply an additional 4 billion m3 of gas each year to the port.

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