Rubis Terminal has started work on the second expansion phase at its Rotterdam storage facility.
The expansion comprises nine stainless steel heated tanks of 1,500 m3 each and six stainless steel tanks, each with a capacity of 3,000 m3 for chemicals.
A new berth will be built for barge access and an extra truck loading station will also be constructed. It is expected to be operational in the second quarter of 2020.
A spokesman told Tank Storage Magazine that the expansion will help meet demand for chemical tanks in the ARA, as there is an overall shortage. He says: ‘There are definitely plans to expand in the future but they are not yet defined as they will be dependant on future customer demand.’
The first phase, which comprised more than 35,000 m3 of storage, was completed at the end of 2016.