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Rotterdam’s Gate terminal will be the first LNG import terminal in The Netherlands and DNV is assisting the developers to meet the safety and regulatory requirements set for this project.

The initiators of the project are Gasunie and Vopak, and the terminal will have an initial capacity for handling 12 billion cubic metres of LNG a year.

The terminal is scheduled to receive its first LNG vessel in the second half of 2011.

DNV is providing expertise in the field of safety management and emergency preparedness to the EPC contractor TSLNG and operator gate terminal, and have also conducted a security and vulnerability study.

Hazard identification and quantitative-risk analysis are key components of DNV’s service and the scope of work covers not only employees of the terminal but also the wider community around the gate terminal, such as the neighbouring oil terminal – the MOT terminal.

In support of this, DNV has helped TSLNG demonstrate that explosion risks have been determined and assessed, and that adequate measures have been taken with respect to Atex Directive 1999/92/EC.

DNV has also conducted human factors workshops to inform project members about this element of safe operation.

The gate terminal will consist of three storage tanks and two jetties, and will host an estimated 180 ship movements each year.

It is expected to be fully operational in the second half of 2011 and has been designed with the capacity to expand in the future.

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