VINCI wins construction contract for Isle of Grain liquefied natural gas tank

Entrepose Contracting, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Taylor Woodrow, all VINCI Construction subsidiaries, have been awarded a contract by National Grid to construct a 190,000m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank on the Isle of Grain in Kent.

This project is part of the programme to expand the capacity of what is the largest LNG terminal in Europe and is due to be completed by Summer 2025.

This full containment tank has a 9% nickel steel inner tank with a pre-stressed concrete outer shell, poured in-situ using slipforming.

VINCI has built approximately 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).

The Group is recognised for its capacity to meet the expectations of major players in the sector and confirms its leading position in the design-build of large-scale cryogenic storage tanks in any type of environment.