In 2019, Elengy and its subsidiary Fosmax LNG reported record activity exceeding the very good figures of 2018 :
• 250 vessels berthed at our terminals, 35 more than 2018,
• 158 TWh of natural gas delivered to the network, an overall increase of 49% compared to 2018,
• 21 LNG transshipment operations (berth to berth) and 7 reloading of standard LNG carriers (from shore to vessel),
• 8 648 LNG trucks loaded, an increase of 48% over 2018.

In 2019, the Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal reached new records:
• 130 vessels berthed (106 in 2018): 84 unloading operations, 1 ship reloading operations, 21 LNG transshipments and 3 other operations.
• 82.7 TWh of natural gas delivered to the network, an increase of 104% compared to 2018,
• 2 289 trucks loaded with LNG.

At Fos-sur-Mer on the Mediterranean coast, for Fos Cavaou and Fos Tonkin LNG terminals, 2019 figures comprised:
• 120 vessels berthed: 114 unloading operations (99 in 2018), 6 ship reloading operations,
• around 75.5 TWh of natural gas delivered to the network, an increase of 15% compared to 2018,
• 6 359 trucks loaded, an increase of 83% compared to 2018.
In order to support the high demand, Elengy commissioned a loading station in Fos Cavaou in the autumn, with two loading bays.

Pioneering the LNG industry and terminal operator since 1965, Elengy has completed 9 805 unloading of LNG vessels. This represents around 10% of all LNG shipments ever delivered around the world since the start of the LNG industry.
This represents a total amount of 315 million tonnes of LNG from 15 different countries.
Since 1965, 261 different LNG carriers, more than one third of the world's fleet, have berthed at one of Elengy’s sites!
In December 2019, Elengy reached 10 000 calls at its terminals, all type of operations combined.

The LNG truck loading continues to growth strongly. The commissioning of a loading station with two bays at Fos Cavaou permit to increase the capacity already available at the Montoir-de-Bretagne and Fos Tonkin terminals.
In September 2019, Elengy loaded its 20 000th LNG truck since the service was launched in 2013.

These exceptional results illustrate the sustained level of activity in the global LNG market and Elengy's ability to meet its customers' expectations even more effectively.

Following Elengy's call for subscriptions in February 2019 for capacities at the Fos Tonkin terminal post 2020 (Open Season Fos 2021), the company is proud to announce the terminal will continue operating the site until 2028. The proposed regasification capacity has been entirely booked, i.e. 1.5 billion m3 per year. This commitment has enabled Elengy to take the investment decision needed to extend the site's activity beyond 2020.

New prospects with the development of retail LNG services
The Fos Tonkin LNG terminal can evolve as a true multimodal platform in the western Mediterranean basin as it has significant assets enabling to offer a diversity of LNG services to its customers: rail, road, river and sea. In addition to the unloading and loading of LNG tankers, the terminal can offer the reloading of bunkering vessels.

A new challenge: the development of LNG as fuel in the Mediterranean...
Elengy is convinced that Fos Tonkin is a key asset to support the energy transition. As a result, the company is now working on the development of the loading capacities for small LNG vessels in order to provide the market with the required services to support the growth of LNG as marine fuel. This is seen as a critical step for reduction of polluting emissions generated by maritime transport, particularly in ports and on the coast. Moreover the Fos Tonkin terminal is ideally located to supply LNG to a large number of ports and islands of the western Mediterranean.

... and studies to transport LNG by rail as close as possible to users
In the future, Fos Tonkin could also become a loading point for trains to supply LNG intermediate storage sites outside LNG terminals. Elengy has already launched the necessary studies for rail connections. Thanks to its proximity to other multimodal platforms, Fos Tonkin could provide solutions for loading LNG on the train or river barges. This project demonstrates Elengy's commitment to accelerating the energy transition for mobility.

In order to response to market signals for regasification capacity, Elengy conducted a commercial operation for Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal, from July to November 2019. The Open Subscription Period (OSP) consisted of offering the not yet subscribed regasification capacity, i.e. more than 3.5 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year, for the period 2021 to 2035. The operation was endorsed by the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE).

Elengy and Rubis Terminal have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to launch preliminary studies for the development of an LNG storage facility at the Reichstett (Bas-Rhin) storage terminal. The project is targeting the retail LNG needs of west-central Europe for the industrial and transport sectors.

Elengy soutient et accompagne le développement de la mobilité fluviale au GNL.

Gas infrastructure operators have presented the main conclusions of a joint report submitted to the Minister of Ecological Transition and Solidarity concerning the technical and economic conditions for the integration of hydrogen into their infrastructures. The analysis undertaken confirms the role of gas networks, storage sites and LNG terminals in the deployment of hydrogen in France and achieving carbon neutrality in 2050.

15 novembre : Conférence « Infrastructures gazières et développement de l’hydrogène en France »

Elengy and its subsidiary Fosmax LNG, owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, now offer a liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker trucks loading service on the site. This station, with two loading bays, has been put into commercial service. The construction of the Fos Cavaou station was supported at 30% by European funding.

The ramp-up will be gradual, to reach 40 charging slots a day (a rate of 11 000 slots a year), in December 2019.

With the two bays of the Fos Tonkin terminal station, also operated by Elengy, the Fos LNG hub doubles its capacity to load tanker trucks to better respond the growing demand for retail LNG.

LNG serving the energy transition

In response to the strong demand for cleaner energy, the transport of LNG by tanker trucks or "road-transported LNG" makes it possible to supply industrial sites not connected to the natural gas transmission network as well as landfill LNG distribution sites and maritime. By substituting for diesel, oil or coal, natural gas and LNG contribute to a very significant reduction of environmental pollution: no sulfur emissions (SOx) and almost elimination of particulate emissions (PM), very strong reduction of nitrogen (NOx) and strong dropping of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Fos terminals: a dynamic and evolving LNG hub

With the two tanker trucks loading bays at Fos Tonkin, two bays at Fos Cavaou (and the possibility of additional extensions depending on customer needs), the Fos-sur-Mer LNG terminals are still developing a range of services responding as closely as possible to market developments.

Since September 2019, the terminal can also receive bunker-vessels at its berth. Completion of the berth adaptation works was also 30% supported by European funding.

The bunker-vessels received at Fos Cavaou will offer LNG bunkering in the Port of Marseille-Fos and will also be able to deliver LNG to French and foreign Mediterranean ports.


About Elengy

A pioneer in liquefied natural gas (LNG), Elengy is a subsidiary of GRTgaz within the ENGIE Group.Leader in LNG terminal services in Europe, Elengy is at the service of all energy suppliers wishing to import liquefied natural gas to supply French and European markets. Elengy operates and develops three LNG terminals in France: Montoir-de-Bretagne on the Atlantic coast; Fos Tonkin and Fos Cavaou on the Mediterranean coast.

Some benchmarks for 2019 :

- 400 employees

- Regasification capacity: 21.25 Gm3

- LNG storage capacity: 770,000 m3

- Quantity of energy received: more than 22% of French consumption 11 000 tanker trucks loadings/ year - 1/3 of the world fleet (240 different LNG carriers)

Fosmax LNG, owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, is a 70% subsidiary of Elengy alongside Total.

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The call for capacity subscription currently ongoing at Montoir-de-Bretagne will enter its final binding phase in October 2019.

 It is a unique opportunity to gain direct access to up to 3.5 Bcm/year of firm and existing capacity from 1 October 2021 to 31 December 2035.

We are confident that Montoir-de-Bretagne is technically and economically one of the most relevant LNG terminals to match the increasing LNG import needs in Europe.

To date, Elengy has already received a tremendous level of interest from the market.

Hence, based on first commercial discussions, Elengy has decided to update the provisional commercial schedule as follows:

  • New deadline for Registration is 11 October 2019 at 16h Paris time.
  •  Deadline for Qualification and binding submission has been pushed back to 05 November 2019.

This agenda is subject to approval of the French Commission for Regulation of Energy, to be specified before the start of the binding period.


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