After weeks of intense work by the entire team, the first part of tie-in works at the Terminal reached its completion. The tie-in operations must have been carried out without any hitch within 72 hours while the main activities of the terminal were temporary suspended.

In order to achieve this milestone and obtain authorization to proceed with the tie-in operations, a comprehensive range of demanding activities had to be completed, including:

• Welding: A total of almost 30,000 diameter inches were welded, consisting of 6,500 welds.
• Pressure testing of pipeline systems: some segments were tested with a maximum pressure of 230bar.
• Welding and leak testing of golden welds and valves.
• Thorough cleaning and drying of the pipeline. The systems were dried to a -40 C° dewpoint.
• Installation of approximately 700 cryogenic supports for optimal performance.
• Designed, produced, delivered, and erected on-site over 300 tons of steel structures, platforms, steel supports, and more.
• Installation of equipment, including 3 ORVs, high-pressure pumps, rainwater pumps, firefighting equipment, seawater pumps and other equipment.

During the shutdown, the newly erected pipelines, systems, and equipment were connected to the existing terminal piping and equipment. After full mechanical completion (MC) and commissioning of the seawater intake and new equipment, including ORVs, high-pressure pumps, and BUH, the terminal will operate with increased capacity. As a result, our client Fluxys will be prepared to transport LNG and natural gas to its customers through the newly expanded terminal systems. The start-up of the increased capacity is expected in August.

Thanks to the exceptional dedication and expertise of our team, we were able to successfully complete the tie-in works ahead of schedule. We highly appreciate the support and close cooperation of the Fluxys Z3 project team members, who worked together with us to achieve this goal.

Together, we are making a significant contribution towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants while increasing the regasification capacity of the Zeebrugge LNG Terminal.