The Fos Tonkin LNG terminal - operated by Elengy, a GDF SUEZ company - celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The facility has been contributing to the local economy of Fos-sur-Mer since 1972. As one of the first LNG terminals in Europe, the site played an important role in the emergence of the Mediterranean LNG* market.
On October 27th, the LNG tanker Ob River chartered by Gazprom arrived at the Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal operated by Elengy, a GDF SUEZ subsidiary. The vessel, coming from the Pacific Ocean, is the first LNG carrier to transit the Northern Sea Route. She called at Montoir LNG terminal, located in the Nantes Saint-Nazaire harbor, for a cool-down operation which is a technical process aiming at loading into her tanks small quantities of LNG* (heel supplement).
With the arrival of the vessel LNG RIVERS from Nigeria on June 3, 2012, the LNG terminal operated by Elengy in Montoir-de-Bretagne received its 2 500th shipment of LNG* from its commissioning in 1980.
The Société du Terminal Méthanier de Fos Cavaou (STMFC) is changing its name to Fosmax LNG – a new identity that incorporates its geographical location, Fos-sur-Mer, its capacity to receive the largest LNG cargoes (max), and its activities at the heart of the global liquefied natural gas market (LNG).