Gas Storage Bergermeer is an independent gas storage facility located near Alkmaar in the Netherlands. It is developed by TAQA Energy and provides Northwest Europe of seasonal storage capacity. The gas storage re-uses a depleted gas reservoir, which has the ideal geological characteristics for gas storage and is strategically positioned in Europe’s gas network.
The Loading Tent at Bergermeer is located near the entrance of the facility. Its function is twofold; it protects the underlying Condensate Loading Station and forms the architectural frontline of the storage area.
The architectural design was made by Jinx Architects together with Tentech. It is a 650 m² Ferrari 1502 fabric with a TX30 coating. The fabric is supported by two main masts and four corner masts. Guy cables varying from Ø24mm to Ø40mm are used on all 6 masts. The main masts have a 18 meter height. Due to the location of the structure above a gas condensate station, the chance of a fire or explosion were taken in account and alternate load paths are incorporated in the design.