Vinci to build a liquefied natural gas tank in the UK

Entrepose Contracting, Vinci Construction Grands Projets and Taylor Woodrow, all VINCI Construction subsidiaries, have been awarded an EPC contract by National Grid to construct a 190,000 m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank in the United Kingdom. This project is part of the programme to expand the capacity of the largest LNG terminal in Europe, located on the Isle of Grain – east coast of England, 60 km from London. This full containment tank has a 9% nickel steel inner tank with a pre-stressed concrete outer shell, poured in-situ using slipforming. The works, for a budget of €200 million, are set to continue until June 2025. VINCI has already built about 20 LNG tanks worldwide over the past 15 years, including three which are still under construction: two in Russia (160,000 m3 each) and one in Canada (225,000 m3).