energy for Bonaire

About BBT

Bonaire Brandstof Terminals B.V. (BBT) was established in April 2021 and is 100% owned by the Dutch state. BBT’s mission is to ensure that Bonaire has sufficient energy. Energy to live, to work and to enjoy. 

BBT provides energy by storing commonly used fuels safely on the island and by contributing to a sustainable transition of the energy supply on Bonaire. BBT ensures that there are sufficient fuels to generate electricity, enable mobility on Bonaire and from Bonaire to the rest of the world and produce clean drinking water. An energy supply that is not only reliable, affordable and safe, but soon also more and more sustainable.

At the moment, the energy supply on Bonaire is not regulated well enough. The existing storage facilities are either no longer available (BOPEC) or do no longer comply with laws and regulations (Hato and Airport). BBT must provide a structural solution that contributes to making inhabitants and visitors of Bonaire able to always use reliable, affordable and safe energy. To live, work and enjoy. 

By organizing
fuel supply
and promoting
more sustainable
energy production,
BBT provides energy
for Bonaire.

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Our Goals

Energy for Bonaire

BBT provides energy to Bonaire by safely organising the storage and supply of fuel and by contributing to a sustainable transition of the energy supply on Bonaire. This way, electricity and drinking water production can take place uninterrupted and we can move effortlessly on land and by air.

Safe storage

BBT ensures reliable, affordable and safe storage of fuels. We invest in new state-of-the-art terminals. Safety for both people and the environment is our highest priority.

Sustainable energy

BBT sees opportunities for generating sustainable energy on a large scale on Bonaire. Together with our partners, we are investigating the possibilities of converting solar and wind into sustainable energy for Bonaire.

Latest news

  • BBT founded

    On the 26th of April, 2021, Bonaire Fuel Terminals [Bonaire Brandstof Terminal, BBT] was established. The state-owned company, of which EZK is 100% shareholder, will begin to remedy the worrisome situation in which the...

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Walter Wattenbergh is the CEO of BBT. Walter has over 35 years of experience in the management and supervision of fuel terminals. With BBT, he aims to contribute to a reliable, affordable, safe, and sustainable energy supply on Bonaire. Until his appointment as CEO, Walter served as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BBT since its establishment.

Douglas van der Veen is the project leader of BBT. Douglas resides in Curaçao and is familiar with the energy provisions on Bonaire. He is a chemical and mechanical engineer with broad experience in the energy sector, both locally, including at Refineria Isla (Curaçao), and internationally with Shell. Douglas is eager to contribute to a reliable and secure energy supply on Bonaire, recognizing the significant societal importance associated with it.

Cherethy Kirindongo is a member of the Supervisory Board of BBT. Cherethy studied law at the University of Curaçao and business sciences at Radboud University Nijmegen. She held various positions at Maduro & Curiels Bank in Bonaire and was the director of the Chamber of Commerce on the island. While currently holding a management position at the Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, Cherethy remains dedicated to supporting positive initiatives on and around Bonaire.

Weero Koster is the chairman of the Supervisory Board of BBT. He studied law at Utrecht University and the University of Antwerp. Weero began his career in law before specializing in energy law. He was a partner at prominent law firms in the Netherlands and has focused on advising on sustainability projects and ESG financing in recent years.

René Peters is a member of the Supervisory Board of BBT. With a background in applied physics and as the business director of gas technology at TNO, he brings a blend of technical and business expertise. René is also a member of the Metrology Experts Board for the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate and the Supervisory Board of the World Energy Council. As a bridge builder between sectors and disciplines, René is keen on contributing to the energy transition on Bonaire.

Bonaire Fuel Terminals B.V.
Lange Voorhout 29
2514 EB The Hague

VAT number: NL862546989B01   
Chamber of Commerce number: 82637490

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