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 LLC, owned 50/50 by subsidiaries of LBC Tank Terminals, LLC and Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. is currently developing Phase III of an expansion project which will add 820 000 bbl (130 000 cbm) of additional storage. The facility currently operates 2.4 million barrels (380,000 cbm) of crude oil and condensate storage and an Aframax dock with up to a 45-foot draft (14m) and 300,000 bpd of dock capacity. Seabrook Logistics is also connected to Magellan’s Houston crude oil distribution system via a new 24 inch (61cm) bidirectional pipeline.
Construction development plans and design engineering of a second ship dock capable of handling Light Suezmax vessels with up to a 45-foot draft (13.7m) is complete. A total of 450,000 cubic yards of material will be dredged to a depth of 47 feet including over dredge. A new fire boat dock will also be constructed. Construction of this new dock commenced in October 2018 with completion expected in late 2019.
“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.