Massive investments in the port of Antwerp are coming in the next few years. The SEA-Invest group is planning construction of a new tanker terminal in the Delwaide dock representing an investment of EUR 250 million. In the same dock the group will also operate an independent container terminal that it has acquired from Independent Maritime Terminal (IMT).
This facility is currently located in the Hansa dock but will be moved to the Delwaide dock where there is space for further development with an additional investment of EUR 50 million. Other new activities not directly related to the waterfront will help to reutilise the space released in the Delwaide dock.
In the meantime a location has been found for the Houston-based international terminal operator Zenith Energy. Given the size of the project which this company wishes to carry out in Antwerp, and taking into account also the limited quay length available in the Delwaide dock, an alternative site has been chosen on the Right bank of the Scheldt.
Zenith Energy already has a presence in Amsterdam but wished to find a second location in the strategically very important ARA (Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp) region, and the choice finally fell on Antwerp where the company will ultimately invest EUR 250 million.
In the Hansa dock, meanwhile, the SEA-Invest subsidiary SEA-Tank Terminal will build additional tank capacity for Total on the concession that it acquired from the IMT container terminal, representing an investment of EUR 100 million.