A €250 million liquid bulk terminal will be built in the Vlissingen area of North Sea Port by Alpha Terminals.
The terminal will have a capacity of 500,000 m3 spread across 34 tanks and will store various kinds of liquid bulk from chemicals and oils to oil products and future generation sources of energy such as ammonia.
It will provide an additional five to seven million tonnes of liquid bulk per year. Additionally, a jetty is planned for the loading and unloading of various seagoing and inland vessels at the same time.
It will be built at the mouth of the Sloehaven on a site that has a surface area of over eight hectares.
It is expected that construction works will start next year after all necessary permits are applied for in 2018. It is expected to take two years to build and it could be operational by 2020.
North Sea Port says in a statement: ‘North Sea Port is looking forward to the realisation of the tank terminal by this Swiss investor. It is the first time that this Swiss group is active in the port. Moreover, with this increase in its traffic, North Sea Port is improving its already strong position in the liquid bulk sector.’
Currently, liquid bulk takes up one third of the port’s seaborne cargo traffic.