The port of Zeebrugge is the second largest port in Belgium and it has had infrastructure for the storage and transfer of LNG since 1987 and is one of the main access points for LNG supplies in North-Western Europe. The LNG terminal was built for loading and unloading LNG to and from ships. Buffer tanks with a capacity of 9 billion m3 LNG per year are used for temporary storage in site. The LNG is distributed via the distribution network, and loaded into LNG ship or LNG trucks
The port of Zeebrugge is connected to Norwegian gas fields via the Gassco Zeepipe and to the UK via the Interconnector. The LNG is mainly supplied from Qatar via the maritime route, before being processed and supplied to the Belgian market or consumer markets in the EU
SOLUTION PROPOSED BY THE GLAKOR® ENGINEERING TEAM
Given the special context (LNG terminal) in which the enclosures and their accessories will carry out their work, it is required that they can withstand corrosive marine environments in hazardous areas and provide a solution to any inconvenience that may arise.
To ensure perfect operation, as long as possible with all the guarantees and approvals, we carried out a complete study and provide as a solution Ex armored cable glands made of AISI 316 stainless steel of our Glakor® brand, offer total tightness for this project in the port of Zeebruge, guaranteeing a very high level of quality and resistance to corrosion in Atex areas.
This, together with our Atex control boxes with included wiring and an internal flameproof protection of the Contrex Series finished in AISI 316L marine stainless steel by Atex Delvalle; that stand out for their robustness, tightness and resistance to corrosion in explosive atmospheres classified as areas 1, 2, 21 and 22.