The international energy company BP – owner of a large refinery in Rotterdam – has committed itself to the project, which includes plans for the realisation of pipeline connections between the refinery and the terminal. A total of 52 tanks are currently being realised on the 27-hectare site, with a combined storage capacity of around 1.3 million m³.
Vision of the Port of Rotterdam Authority for this development
“HES International B.V.'s investment fits in with the trend that major international players see Rotterdam as a strategic location and therefore invest and concentrate their activities here. This pleases us, since this concentration of activities ensures greater efficiency and therefore a smaller footprint. At the same time, it strengthens Rotterdam's competitive position”, says Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority. “This new terminal fits in with our strategy to continue to support and renew the existing sectors in our port during the energy transition, as well as to develop new industry.”
The combined investments in the terminal and the nautical infrastructure amount to several hundred million euros. The development of the HES Hartel Tank Terminal is good for direct and indirect employment, during construction as well as during operation. Several hundred people will be involved in the construction of the terminal. After commissioning, the terminal will be operational 24/7 and will employ around 100 people.