Gas infrastructure major, Fluxys noted it has reached a final investment decision to expand regasification capacity at the Zeebrugge LNG facility.

FID reached for Zeebrugge LNG regas capacity expansion
Courtesy of FLuxys Belgium – P. Henderyckx

The company said on Monday that the decision has been made following the success of a freshly closed open season process.

“During the binding window of the Open Season, the full 6 million tonnes per year (or c.10.5 GWh/h) capacity on offer has been subscribed,” the company said in its statement.

Fluxys further noted that as of early 2024, a total of 4.7 million tonnes per year (8.2 GWh/h) of additional regasification capacity will be made available.

As of 2026, the full 6 million tonnes per year (10.5 GWh/h) of additional capacity will be made available.

Currently, the facility has a total regasification capacity of 9 billion cubic meters of natural gas, or 472 GWH/day.

The decision also comes on the back of record activity levels reported by the terminal operator Fluxys Belgium.

The operator noted that in 2020 there was a total of 172 vessel operations at the Zeebrugge LNG terminal.

Additionally, truck loading operations also broke a record during the year. A total of 3195 trucks were loaded in 2020 which is a new annual high.

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