Significant progress has been made in the development of the 1.3 million m3 HES Hartel Tank Terminal after the Port of Rotterdam Authority handed over the completed maritime facilities.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority started construction on the facilities in January 2018. In addition to a 1,200-meter-long deep-sea quay wall, a 1,000 meter-long quay wall has been built for inland barges, together with a 350 meter long jetty.
At the same time, dredging and earthmoving work took place, as well as bank and harbor basin protection. Work on all these maritime facilities was completed by the end of 2019, on schedule.
Works on underground pipeline connection to the nearby BP refinery are nearly finished and construction works for building the tanks and the related piping are in full swing, executed by a consortium of contractors.
A total of ten companies, from engineering companies to suppliers of building materials, will construct the bulk liquid storage terminal. The new facility will be the first in the Netherlands that will be built according to the latest PGS 29 regulations for tank storage.
HES has said it will start recruiting for the first of 80 new colleagues responsible for running the terminal in the first quarter of 2020. Commissioning on the terminal is expected in the third quarter of 2021.
Find out more about the project & HES’ ambitions for the future in the December/January edition of Tank Storage Magazine.