LNG terminal operator Engas has received agreement from Spain's ports administration to expand storage capacity at its LNG receiving terminals.
Two new 150,000 m³ tanks will be built at Barcelona, replacing three smaller and old tanks and adding a total of 140,000 m³ capacity.
A fifth 150,000 m³ tank will be installed at Huelva; and a fourth 150,000 m³ tank will go in at the Cartagena site. Completion of the work, valued at approximately 100 million, is due in 2010.
LNG is usually stored in double-walled above ground storage tanks, frozen earth underground storage tanks, horizontal, vertical or vacuum pressure vessels.