Significant progress has been made in the development of the HES Hartel Tank Terminal. Environmental, construction and discharge permits to develop a 1.3 million cbm tank terminal for the storage and transhipment of clean petroleum products and biofuels in the Port of Rotterdam are irrevocable. The awarding of these required permits represent a major step forward in the development of this state of the art liquid bulk storage terminal. The new tank terminal will be the first terminal in the Netherlands that will be built according to the latest PGS 29 regulations for tank storage, meaning that the terminal will meet very high safety and environmental standards.

On top of legal health and safety requirements HES International decided to invest in an automated system to fight a tank bund fire, a project to provide shore side electricity for barges and monitoring equipment to detect the release of odorous substances at an early stage. The monitoring equipment is in direct connection with our own control room making it possible to adjust our operations immediately when necessary.