13 LNG carriers in one month / 3 LNG cargo transshipments in seven days / 10th transshipment since January 2018

Buoyed by a strong international liquefied natural gas (LNG*) market, the Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal received 13 tankers for four unloadings, three reloadings and three transshipments of LNG cargo within a single month – a record for Europe. The week of August 15 included even more noteworthy accomplishments: Elengy’s teams completed three LNG transshipments within seven days, a first for a European LNG terminal. And that same week the terminal completed its tenth LNG transshipment since the beginning of the year, boosting it to first place in Europe in this area.

On ENGIE’s proposal, Elengy's board of directors decided to appoint Laurence Borie-Bancel as CEO of Elengy effective 1st June, succeeding Martin Jahan de Lestang, who has been appointed to other positions within ENGIE. Elengy belongs to the scope of gas infrastructures in France supervised by Didier Holleaux, Group Executive Vice President.

To support the sea transport industry in its efforts to combat climate change, Elengy and its subsidiary Fosmax LNG, owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, are adapting the terminal to offer a new LNG (*) bunker-vessel loading service.

As part of the energy transition and given the strong demand for cleaner energy, Elengy and its subsidiary Fosmax LNG, owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, have recently decided to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker loading station at the Fos Cavaou terminal.

Elengy Company, in its LNG receiving terminal of Montoir-de-Bretagne and Nantes Saint Nazaire Harbor have hosted on January 10th the first call of an ice-class LNG carrier for a transshipment operation of LNG into a classical LNG carrier. This operation marks the start of a new period for the reception of latest technology LNG carriers.

Today on Wednesday 28th September at 9 a.m., the Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal had been automatically shut down after a defect on a controller.

By precaution, the POI ( plan d’operation interne, mandatory name for internal emergency plan) had been triggered off, in order to stop works in the process area and gathered the persons on site according to the procedures. The local authorities had been immediately informed.

The Elengy staff was mobilized to recover the control of the process, which should re start normal send out today on the grid.

Elengy, a company of ENGIE, and Gate terminal B.V. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at developing the cooperation in the field of LNG related services such as truck loading and bunkering.

Elengy constantly develops its LNG truck loading facilities -launched in 2013 at Montoir-de-Bretagne and in 2014 at Fos Tonkin terminal- and adapts its stations to the growing needs of its customers. The station at the Fos Tonkin terminal can accommodate up to 22 trucks a week, and Montoir-de-Bretagne tripled its initial loading capacity from 22 to 70 truck loadings per week.

An outline agreement was signed by Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port and Elengy, the operator of the LNG terminal at Montoir-de-Bretagne, to carry out a joint study of the possibilities for LNG as fuel in 2014. This collaboration has confirmed the interest of LNG as fuel for ships in the area and has boosted the position of the terminal as an LNG hub. A solution for truck loadings on the Montoir terminal is already available to allow truck-to-ship bunkering, and other solutions should be available shortly.

Fosmax LNG, which owns the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, can now offer its customers a top grade reloading service (4,000 m3/h instead of 1,250 m3/h) for ships of up to 200,000 m3 (instead of 100,000 m3).

Elengy launches a LNG* tanker truck loading station at its Fos Tonkin LNG terminal.

Martin Jahan de Lestang has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Elengy and Chairman of Fosmax LNG as of April 1, 2014. He succeeds Jean-Marc Guyot, who has himself been appointed Chairman of GDF SUEZ China.

Launched in 2009, the renovation of Elengy's Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal is nearing completion. The project will safely and reliably extend the use of the terminal until at least 2035, in line with the commercial commitments made to its customers. It will also ensure the terminal can adapt to changes in the global LNG carrier fleet by being compatible with Q-Flex and Q-Max vessels, to changes in the market and to expanding customer requirements by offering them new services and greater flexibility.


Today, the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal received the Al Mafyar Q-Max tanker – the very first of its kind in France. The vessel belongs to the Q-max class: the largest existing tankers for transporting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG*), with a total fleet of 14 worldwide. This giant of the seas is 345 metres long and 54 metres wide, and can carry up to 266,000m3 of LNG – equivalent to the usage of a city such as Lyon (530,000 inhabitants) in a year.

On August 7, Elengy and the Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port joined forces at the Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal to undertake their very first transhipment operation – a service offered at the terminal since July. By facilitating the transhipment of a cargo directly from one LNG tanker to another (both of large capacity) – thanks in particular to the availability of two jetties at its terminal – Elengy is addressing the new demands of LNG market players.

Elengy's Montoir de Bretagne LNG terminal and Nantes ‐ Saint Nazaire Port will be rolling out ship‐to‐ship (STS) transfer services starting this summer. Following the launch of the LNG reloading service in 2012, Elengy is now responding to market demand for direct ship‐to‐ship transfer between two tankers. STS transfers can be safely carried out in 48 hours.

Elengy launches a LNG* tanker truck loading station at its Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal. Elengy will thus enable its customers (energy suppliers) to load up their tanker trucks with liquefied natural gas before transporting it to wherever it will be used. This LNG will be used to supply industrial sites or LNG as fuel distribution stations for vehicles or ships, thus helping customers to respond, in an economical way, to new environmental requirements.

Jean-Marc Guyot is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Elengy and Chairman of Fosmax LNG, as of April 26, 2013. He is succeeding Thierry Trouvé, who has held these positions since 2008, and who is appointed CEO of GRTgaz.

Elengy is launching new solutions for the promising market of LNG* as fuel, and more generally, road-transported LNG*, at its Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal.

On 14th December 2012, Fosmax LNG loaded an LNG* cargo from the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal for the first time, replenishing the tanks of the Arctic Spirit. The operation was performed safely and skillfully by teams from Fosmax LNG and Elengy.

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