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KIVI KRING CARIBBEAN – ARUBA & CURAÇAO together with KIVI Hydrocarbon Technologies & Energy Transition (HT-NL) are organizing their next activity with the following title:

The development of the Eemshaven LNG project

by Mr. Claudio Patricio, Terminal Manager at EemsEnergy Terminal B.V.

KIVI in the Caribbean in close cooperation with the KIVI professional section HT in the Netherlands announce their next activity on the topic of Aruba’s adoption of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) as an alternative for Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) at its power plant WEB (Water Energie Bedrijf N.V. Aruba).

It’s a webinar in which the challenges and risks associated with this significant energy transition will be delved.



Aruba, renowned for its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, aims to embrace the cleaner and greener aspects of LNG as a potent alternative fuel. However, questions surrounding risk assessment, mitigation and transparency have surfaced, drawing comparisons to similar LNG project executed in the Eemshaven, a harbor in the northern part of the Netherlands.

LNG Terminal in the Eemshaven Groningen. Source: ANP

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During this webinar Mr. Claudio Patricio, Terminal Manager at EemsEnergy Terminal B.V. will present the development of the Eemshaven project. Mr. Patricio graduated in mechanical engineering (BsC) at the Universidade do Algarve followed by a MsC degree at the Setúbal School of Technology Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, both in Portugal. He also received an Executive Diploma General Management at the Rotterdam School of Management at the Erasmus University. Mr. Claudio Patricio has a long experience of more than 25 years, working in different positions at LNG facilities in Portugal and the Netherlands, among others at Gate Terminal LNG hub being the first LNG import terminal in the Rotterdam area in the Netherlands.

EemsEnergy Terminal B.V. is a subsidiary of N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, which is a public company owned by the Dutch Government. Due to the war between Rusia and Ukraine, closing of the very large Groningen gas field and closing gas supplies from Russia, this LNG project was carried out within 200 days. The Dutch Government convinced the stakeholders, based on ‘national interest’ to arrange a tolerance permit for it (NOS journal). However later in 2023 the necessary formal permit to operate was issued by the competent authority in the Netherlands, being the Province of Groningen. For more detail on all the underlying studies carried out on this project for permitting purposes click on this link:

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KIVI in the Caribbean and KIVI Hydrocarbon Technologies & Energy Transition (NL) invites all engineers and others interested to attend this webinar to learn more about such LNG projects carried out elsewhere. Especially now a similar LNG plant is foreseen to be built on the former refinery area in San Nicolas, Aruba. This webinar is planned to take place on Thursday August 31, 2023 at 10 to 11 a.m. (Aruba Local time) and 4 to 5 p.m. (Netherlands’ local time) and it’s free of charge. The webinar will be broadcasted via TEAMS. Please register via the KIVI website.