Royal Vopak has expanded its LNG footprint with the acquisition of a major stake in Colombia’s only LNG import facility.

The Dutch storage specialist has agreed to acquire a 49% in Cartagena-based Sociedad Portuaria el Cayao (SPEC). Financial terms were not disclosed.

The LNG import facility, which has been in operation since 2016, consists of an LNG jetty, onshore infrastructure and a 9.2 km gas pipeline which connects SPEC to the national gas grid.