Vopak has officially opened its Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal, the first such export facility for propane in Canada.
The facility in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, is a joint venture of AltaGas and Vopak and began introducing propane feedstock in mid-April, and the first shipment departed on May 23 bound for customers in Aisa.
Eelco Hoekstra, chairman of the executive board and CEO of Vopak, says: ‘We are very excited about this important milestone in our good and strategic partnership with AltaGas. AltaGas is a well-respected Canadian company with experience in developing energy projects, while storage and handling of gas is an important strategic focus area for Vopak. This export facility opens market access for western Canadian producers to Asia, a premium market for propane.’