Fluxys announced the Coral Energy became the first LNG carrier to berth at the second jetty at the LNG terminal in Zeebrugge. The second jetty at the LNG terminal in Zeebrugge was commissioned in late December following operational tests carried out over recent months.
Fluxys noted the second jetty at the LNG terminal has been designed for receiving the smallest LNG carriers with a capacity of 2,000 m3 up to large LNG vessels with a capacity of 217,000 m3. Some 200 loadings have already been booked at the second jetty for small LNG carriers under long-term contracts.
Fluxys pointed out bunkering vessels can now also berth at the terminal. Until now, this could only be done using LNG trailers which come to load at the terminal but are not ideal for supplying seagoing vessels due to their limited capacity.
According the Fluxys the second jetty also enables the terminal to respond flexibly to demand for simultaneous or quickly successing berthings, as using both jetties allows two LNG carriers to be unloaded and/or loaded at the same time.