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HWTT Facts and figures

Loaction: Port of Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Storage capacity:
1,300,000 cbm
Access by:
Vessel | rail | truck
Max. draft:
17.5 m (20.0 m fully dredged)
HFO | Diesel | Gasoil | Crude oil | Kerosene | Jet Fuel | Gasoline | Ethanol | Biofuels | LPG
Handing | blending & mixing | additivation | product dying | Jet A1 | heating
140 professionals at work
ISO 9001 and 14001 | WHG-Fachbetrieb (Wasserhaushaltsgesetz) | EMAS III (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a voluntary environmental management instrument) | CDI-T member (LPG terminal)

HES Wilhelmshaven Tank Terminal

We are Germany’s largest independent liquid bulk terminal, located at Germany’s single deepest draft port.

Strategically located in the Port of Wilhelmshaven, our state-of-the-art infrastructure has ample deep-water berths and facilities which allow storage and transshipment of a wide range of liquid bulk products. 

We offer 1.3 million cbm storage capacity for a wide range of liquid bulk products, ranging from crude oil and clean petroleum products to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Our flexible and safe infrastructure accommodates extensive seagoing, road and rail traffic. The terminal 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.

The former refinery was acquired in 2011 and transformed into a large-scale tank terminal facility and has privately owned jetties with four seagoing vessel berth positions. In 2020, a Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (LSFO) production unit has been taken into operation. This start-up creates a unique LSFO market position in Northwest Europe and enables us to add the production of more environmentally friendly LSFO to our service proposition for the oil & gas industry.

Besides these facilities, there is plenty of vacant land available for further expansion. We have a strong ambition to further diversify our business – seizing opportunities from the ongoing raw materials and energy transition by responding optimally to the opportunities that this transition offers us for products such as hydrogen, CO2 and clean fuels. The terminal is very well positioned to do so, with ample land available for development, and extensive jetty and rail capacity. This way, we are making a meaningful contribution to the region’s decarbonization goals, in line with the European Green Deal.

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Bulk for Life at HWTT

Contributing to the world of tomorrow. That is what we do at our terminal. We are an important switch in the continuous delivery of essential building blocks for our everyday life. Take the essential fuels that we need for our transportation: chances are that these products passed through our terminal en route to their final destination.

At HWTT, around 140 colleagues dynamically work 24/7 on matters that affect and shape our daily lives. With constant attention for the environment, sustainability, social responsibility and safety. HES. Bulk for life.

News and more


Welcome at HWTT, also in these extraordinary times

The coronavirus is significantly impacting our daily lives. Both your safety and that of our employees is always our number one priority. For that reason, we closely adhere to the government measures regarding the coronavirus.

The products that we store and handle at our terminals are of vital importance to society. In order to guarantee that these essential processes can continue as optimally as possible, compliance with the applicable guidelines is essential at our terminals. We are doing our utmost to maintain our level of service provision. Let's help each other get through these times as best as we can. Thank you for your support and understanding.


Prevention of accidents and incidents is part of our core values and executed by employees and contractors. In terms of safety, HES Wilhelmshaven Tank Terminal endeavors to anticipate future developments in as far as this is possible.  Because HES Wilhelmshaven Tank Terminal finds safety to utmost importance, we continually strive to improve our safety standards.


HWTT is a terminal for now and the future. Massive investments over the past years have led to a unique state-of-the-art liquid bulk terminal. We respect and adhere to national and international rules and regulations, especially to those provisions which fall under cetification. We are ISO 14001 certified. 


By caring for nature, while taking into consideration our employees'  and our customers’ requirements, we are proactive when it comes to ensuring sustainability. We have implemented EMAS III (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) at our terminal, which  is a voluntary environmental management instrument. We are constantly  alert to the potential environmental impact our activities may have. 

Bart Jan van Veen 
Commercial contact

E: BJ.vanveen@hesinternational.eu

T: +49 (0)4421 509000
C: +49 (0)162 4798132
F: +49 (0)4421 509100
E: hwttcontact@hesinternational.eu

HES | bulk for life