Following work to recommission an extensive amount of tank storage capacity, HES Wilhelmshaven has emerged as a key coastal terminal for Germany’s supply chain
A former refinery on the North Sea has been transformed with ambitions to become the gateway for oil and gas
imports and exports for Germany.
Nestled on the western side of Jade Bight, a bay on the North Sea, HES Wilhelmshaven boasts 1.29 million m3 of capacity for crude oil, diesel, jet fuel, fuel oil, petrol and LPG following an extensive recommissioning programme of idled storage.
When the former Wilhelmshaven refinery was acquired in 2011, executives started work to operate the site as a storage terminal and offer an alternative storage solution for the ARA region.
Sven Partzsch, MD for HES Wilhelmshaven, says that only half of the storage capacity was in use when the site
was acquired, despite the refinery being decommissioned in 2009.
Today the terminal is owned by Rotterdam-based storage company HE...