First LNG deliveries For Eneco at Gate Terminal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The LNG tanker “LNG Jupiter” has arrived on January 12, 2012 at the Gate terminal to deliver the first LNG to Eneco. Upon arrival, the ship has started to pump its LNG into the storage tanks of the Gate terminal. It is anticipated that the “LNG Jupiter” will leave the Rotterdam port on January 13.
Eneco has contracted terminal capacity for 4 years, starting from the inauguration of the Gate terminal last September. The capacity enables Eneco to send 1 billion cubic meter of gas per year into the Dutch gas grid. This corresponds with the arrival of 1 ship (of the size of the “LNG Jupiter”) per month.
The first cargo of gas was supplied by Shell from its global LNG portfolio. This follows the signing of an agreement for the optional supply of LNG last year between Eneco Energy Trade B.V. and Shell Western LNG B.V.
Eneco is actively pursuing supplementary LNG sourcing opportunities. LNG is a valuable addition on the short and long term to the already diversified gas portfolio of Eneco. By being active on the global LNG markets, Eneco increases its long term security of supply, for the benefit of its customers.
The “LNG Jupiter” has a capacity of 156,000 cubic meters of LNG. The ship has a length of 289 meter and was built in 2009 The LNG on board will cover the annual demand and consumption of 45,000 households in the Eneco portfolio. The LNG on board of the “LNG Jupiter” was loaded in Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago.
The Gate terminal is the first and only LNG receiving and regasification terminal in the Netherlands. The terminal, with an annual throughput of 12 billion cubic meters of gas, is connected with the Dutch gas grid and by that with the various gas networks in neighbouring countries.