Tripling the current capacity and greatly improving jetty and land infrastructure. The objectives of the Rainbow project reflect LBC’s ambition. We are working hard to expand our site in the Botlek area, Rotterdam. At this ‘triple A location’ in the petrochemical heart of the port, we are constructing additional tank capacity to satisfy increasing demand.
LBC believes that Rotterdam will remain the hub for North-western Europe. Our expanded site will handle a wide range of products including those requiring storage in stainless steel tanks, dedicated temperature control vapour treatment, mixing and blending. Our goal: to become the most efficient terminal in the Port of Rotterdam when it comes to ship-to-shore interface and ship-turnaround times.
Facts & Figures
- Storage capacity after completion: 257,000 m³
- Expanded truck and railcar loading capacities and capabilities
- New jetty with four berths (draft 12,7 – 14,5m)
- Expected completion of first two new pit tanks: June 2017
- Expected completion of new jetty:
- Phase 1: June 2017
- Phase 2: August 2018
- Expected completion of the whole project: end of 2020
Seabrook Logistics, a joint venture between LBC and Magellan, proposes to construct up to 4 million barrels (636,000 cubic meters) of additional storage for a total of approximately 5 million barrels (795,000 cubic meters) adjacent to LBC’s Houston terminal in Seabrook, Texas. Further, Seabrook Logistics plans to connect this storage to Magellan’s Houston crude oil distribution system with to-be-constructed 24-inch (61-centimeter) diameter pipelines. Seabrook Logistics also intends to construct one ship dock in addition to the recently constructed ship dock and two barge docks. Both ship docks will be able to handle industry standard Aframax vessels with up to a 45-foot (13.7-meter) draft, providing efficient marine access with flexible loading and unloading services at the Seabrook Logistics facility.
“The implementation of the CSR policies can only be successful if we are capable of influencing the behavior of each and every individual employee. Cultural change is key in this process, it won’t happen overnight, but by working together as one team and walking in the same direction, we will manage.”
Jochen Fierens – HSSEQ Engineer, LBC Antwerp
We must recognize the fact that LBC on behalf of our customers is handling potentially dangerous chemical products. With this knowledge in mind, we have to realize that an accident will always have an impact on the organization, but in extreme circumstances, it could have an impact even outside our terminals. This is to me the most important motivator to keep me focused on Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility, so that at the end of each day, we all return home safe to our loved ones.