Ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam Promote Pipeline Construction

The ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam are home to two of the largest industrial clusters in Europe, and pipelines are of vital importance for the companies operating there.

One year ago the respective port authorities announced that they would collaborate in studying the possibilities of further developing pipeline connections between the two ports. Since then they have mapped out a route and drawn up a joint cost estimate for building a set of pipelines running in parallel. In the near future the port authorities will use these results to draw up a joint business proposal for submission to potential investors and users in their respective ports.

Route study

A study has been carried out for a group of four pipelines to carry oil products, chemicals, industrial gases and carbon dioxide respectively. The proposed route runs 130 km from the centre of the port in Antwerp to the Maasvlakte area of the port of Rotterdam. Part of this route will follow the existing 75 km pipeline corridor that runs through Brabant, Moerdijk and the South Netherlands islands. The corridor already carries various pipelines with a total length of around 1,400 km. Within the ports themselves there are pipelines between the various companies totalling a similar number of kilometres. A new bundle of pipelines would support the further development of the industrial clusters in both ports and encourage the transport of materials by the most environment-friendly mode of all. Pipeline systems are a safe, sustainable alternative to transport by road, rail or barge. They also offer greater accessibility and flexibility, ensuring that the port and industrial complexes of Antwerp and Rotterdam will be able to develop further.

Business proposal

Potential investors and users in both ports will receive joint business proposals in the next few months. If any of them show interest in developing pipeline infrastructure between the ports and if there is a clear win-win for both port communities, then a detailed plan for construction of the pipeline bundle can be developed jointly with investors and other market players later this year.

Press Release, March 14, 2013

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Jan 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Subsea Expo 2018

The largest wholly-focused subsea event in Europe, Subsea Expo is organised by industry body Subsea UK…

read more >

8th Myanmar Oil, Gas & Power Summit

The Myanmar Oil and Gas Summit is the longest established Oil & Gas event in Myanmar. Every year the event is attended by government…

read more >

European Gas Conference 2018

The European Gas Conference celebrated its tenth anniversary amid an air of increasing optimism following considerably shifting markets in the last few years…

read more >

SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition

The theme for this conference is “Building on Today’s Efficiencies for Tomorrow’s Market.” This will be the basis for the technical agenda…

read more >