SEA-Tank Terminal Antwerp, a member of the SEA-Invest Group, has opened a new terminal for the storage of fuel oils, gasoils, petrol and biofuels.
The terminal, built at quay 254-312 at the 6th Harbour dock in the Port of Antwerp, harbours 515,000m3 of storage capacity in 30 liquid tanks ranging from 1,000m³ up to 48,000m³. There is also the potential to expand the surface area a further 80,000m².
The 150 million terminal will have a total estimate throughput of 7 million tonnes a year. It has three product group tank pits and two multi-product group tank pits. Pumping capacity is up to 3,000 m³/h. It can accommodate sea-going vessels up to 150,000 DWT, LOA 295m, with a draft of 14.5m.
The terminal also boasts 14 loading positions of which seven berths are for barges, five berths for mid-range sea-going vessels, and two berths are for large range sea-going vessels. It has 27 product group dedicated marine loading arms.
The terminal can be considered as a benchmark in its kind, addressing all possible needs of its customers with regards to storage, mixing and blending activities, the company comments. Furthermore, the unique jetty allows simultaneous loading and unloading of numerous vessels, while delay time is further reduced by dedicated lines and loading arms to avoid time consuming cleaning operations.
In addition the facility has high level of process control and automatisation, optimising quality assurance, efficiency and safety in its operations.
All tanks are equipped with water and foam protection in case of emergency and the whole terminal has an automated emergency intervention programme which can be activated from the safety of the control rooms. To minimise its environmental impact, the relevant tanks have internal floating roofs and loading emission are treated in a specialised vapour recovery unit.
SEA-Tank Terminal, the liquid division of SEA-invest, has a total storage capacity of 1.1 million m³ in six terminals located at two ports in Belgium (Ghent and Antwerp) and two ports in France (Rouen and Bordeaux).