Noord Natie Odfjell Antwerp Terminals (NNOAT) has officially opened its new tank pit T, with a capacity of 35,000 m3, at the Leopold Dock in Antwerp, Belgium, as well as a new pipeline rack and jetty.
Tank pit T has seven 5,000 m3 stainless steel storage tanks, each with its own water and land connection. The total capacity of NNOAT, which stores base oils, commodity products and specialty chemicals, now stands at 425,000 m3. The tank pit was officially opened on 2 June by Antwerp’s mayor Bart De Wever, Port Alderman Annick De Ridder, who is also chairman of the Port of Antwerp-Bruges and the port’s CEO Jacques Vandermeiren.
The new tank pit is supported by the new pipeline rack and jetty at quay 253. This extra infrastructure allows for further expansion work, which has already begun. Tank pit U will comprise six 6,000 m3 storage tanks for base oils and commodity chemicals, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2023. It will take the terminal capacity to 540,000 m3, making NNOAT one of the largest independent bulk liquid storage companies in the Port Antwerp-Bruges.
(Source: Tank Storage Magazine, published June 7, 2022 )