Vopak Terminal Amsterdam Westpoort has been inaugurated by Carolien Gehrels, Vice Mayor of Amsterdam; Dertje Meijer, CEO of the Port of Amsterdam; and Eelco Hoekstra, chairman of the Vopak Executive Board.
The terminal is located in the Port of Amsterdam and will provide storage capacity to meet the growing demand in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region. The Port of Amsterdam plays an important international role as a logistics hub for gasoline facilitating product flows between Europe, North America and Asia.
At the new terminal, petrol, gas oil and diesel products can be stored and blended with other components bringing them up to specifications for the various international markets. Vopak Terminal Amsterdam Westpoort has an initial storage capacity of 620,000 m3 and has been delivered on time and within budget.
As a result of the high demand for additional storage capacity and related services in the ARA region, the terminal will be increased to 1,190,000 m3, which is due to be commissioned in phases up to the third quarter of 2012. The terminal has two jetties for the handling of seagoing vessels with a maximum capacity of 120,000 DWT and eight berths for the handling of coasters and inland barges with a maximum capacity of 20,000 DWT.
‘The opening of Vopak Terminal Amsterdam Westpoort marks a crucial next step in the development of the Port of Amsterdam as the world’s leading petrol hub. The terminal contributes substantially to the local and regional economy and to the Dutch economy in general.’
‘This new terminal strengthens Amsterdam’s position as a leading petrol blending hub, facilitating product flows between Europe, North America and Asia.’