Oiltanking Antwerp Gas Terminal is expanding its gas facility in Antwerp with a new propane tank as part of its partnership with Borealis.
The new 135,000 m3 propane storage tank will supply the Borealis production facility in Kallo, Belgium. Borealis, which produces polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilisers, will built a new world-scale propane dehydrogenation plants in addition to its existing facilities in Kallo. The new PDH plant is scheduled for the beginning of 2022.
Oiltanking acquired the Antwerp Gas Terminal in mid-2016 and since then accelerated working on the facility’s significant expansion potential. In early 2017, a contract was signed for the construction of a 135,000 m3 fully refrigerated butane tank that will go into operation in 2019.
Together with the newly planned propane tank, the terminal will have almost tripled its current capacity.
Daan Vos, managing director of Oiltanking West of Suez, says: ‘I am looking forward to continue the long-standing partnership and the confidence placed in Oiltanking for handling propylene and propane and the further integration into the logistics chain of Borealis.’