17.09.15. Rubis Terminal is expanding its terminal in Rotterdam.
At the end of last year, the first pile was installed into the ground and after just finishing the civil works, 14 tanks are now being delivered by water, with heavy lift logistics company Mammoet carrying the 14 tanks from Antwerp and the north of Holland.
The construction, located on a part of the adjacent former Evonik grounds, will be divided in several phases. The first phase consists of six tanks of 4,000 cbm, two tanks of 1,200 cbm and six of 1,500 cbm. These 14 (specialty) chemical tanks, which are a mix of stainless steel and mild steel tanks, have a total capacity of 35,400 cbm.
The tanks can be connected to all modes of transport. Therefore, the expansion also includes the construction of an additional railway, additional truck loading stations and the extension of the current jetty capacity.
“An expansion in these times is a conscious decision. It enables us to enhance our service to existing and future clients with a larger variety of tank sizes,” said Paul van Herrewegen, general manager of Rubis Terminal.
“It’s a milestone for Rubis, as well as the port of Rotterdam,” added Roland van Assche, manager bulk & shipping of Port of Rotterdam Authority. “The ambitious plans of Rubis fit into our strategy to remain Europe’s biggest chemical hub.”
The first phase will be completed in October 2016. The total expansion, which involves an investment of €120 million, consists of 45 tanks with a capacity of nearly 150,000 cbm. It leads to a doubling of the total storage capacity of Rubis Terminal, which will ultimately entail 330,000 cbm.