Further development of HES’s Wilhelmshaven site offers an environmentally sustainable, cost-efficient and sustainable use and expansion of existing facilities, infrastructure and land. This is applicable both for the import of LNG as an important building block for closing the temporary supply gap in Germany, and also for longer-term energy transition opportunities in areas such as hydrogen, ammonia and CO2. In addition to the existing extensive rail capacities and the proximity to various pipeline networks, the existing facilities can be converted and expanded at short notice as well as cost-efficiently within the framework of existing permits and operator structures. Any future investments made at the site are also expected to be sustainable, as the expansion of the existing infrastructure enables subsequent use in the form of import and export of renewable products as mentioned above.
“Development of HWTT to a clean energy hub is a cost efficient and timely solution to the energy transition needs of Germany due to the existing infrastructure and capabilities of HWTT. In the process of developing a clean energy hub, HES will draw on existing technologies at the site and existing permits can be extended. We are planning for the medium and long term and want to develop the site into a green energy hub by reusing the existing and newly created infrastructure, entirely in line with the European Green Deal, and thus offer Wilhelmshaven and the region sustainable value creation," says Dr. Bernd Vogel, Managing Director at HES Wilhelmshaven Tank Terminal.
About HES Wilhelmshaven Tank Terminal
HES Wilhelmshaven Tank Terminal is Germany’s largest independent liquid bulk terminal, located at Germany’s single deepest draft port. The strategically located terminal is an important switch in the continuous delivery of essential building blocks for our everyday life needed to develop, sustain and improve the world around us. Our professional staff ensure that bulk products are safely stored, handled and processed 24/7 for customers from all corners of the globe.
The terminal offers 1.3 million cbm capacity for a wide range of liquid bulk products. In 2020, a LSFO production unit was taken into operation to add the production of more environmentally friendly LSFO to its service proposition to the oil & gas industry. The flexible and safe infrastructure accommodates extensive seagoing, road and rail traffic. It offers excellent connections to the heart of Europe’s most important refining and chemical processing industries as well as some of Germany’s main consumption areas. HES Wilhelmshaven Tank Terminal has ample land and facilities available to accommodate safe and flexible storage solutions for energy transition related products such as hydrogen, ammonia and CO2.
HES Wilhelmshaven Tank Terminal is a 100% company of HES International, which is headquartered in Rotterdam and has already been carefully handling bulk raw materials since 1908.