Vopak has announced plans to expand its gas storage capabilities, with a new LPG terminal in South Africa as well as expanding its terminal in the Netherlands.
The operator and its partner Retile will invest in a new LPG import and distribution terminal with an initial capacity of 15,000 m3 in Richards Bay.
This investment facilitates further imports of a cleaner energy source into South Africa.
The additional capacity is expected to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2020.
Vopak will also expand it wholly-owned gas terminal in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. A total of 9,200 m3 of capacity will be built for LPG and chemical gases to serve the northwest European market.
The additional capacity is also expected to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2020.