A series of private investments by Zenith Energy and SEA-Tank Terminal have been announced in the Port of Antwerp.
A location on the right bank of the Scheldt has been secured for Zenith Energy’s plans to invest €250 million. It initially put in proposals for the Delwaide Dock, however due to the size of the project and the limited quay length available, an alternative site was proposed and chosen.
To supplement its facilities in Amsterdam, which were acquired from BP in April 2016, the Houston-based storage operator plans to cement its presence in the ARA with a second terminal in the hub.
Once the concession has been granted, Zenith plans to build 500,000 m3 of storage capacity in the first phase, with plans to expand to one million m3.
Additionally, SEA-Tank Terminal is constructing a storage facility in the Delwaide dock for a major world player that aims to use the port as a base for import, export and transit of all its petroleum products in the ARA.
The first phase of the €250 million project comprises 750,000 m3 of storage for refined products that will be carried to and from the terminal by barge and seagoing ships. Additionally capacity may be built in a second phase of the project.
In addition to this investment in the Delwaide dock, SEA-Invest is also investing €100 million in the Hansa dock to build additional tank capacity of 160,000 m3 for Total, with further potential for expansion.
This additional capacity will act as an extension of the neighbouring SEA-Tank Terminal facility. The existing facilities currently has a capacity of 860,000 m3.
Other construction projects include relocating the Independent Maritime Terminal to the Delwaide dock to allow expansion of its container handling activities.