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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
This agenda is subject to approval of the French Commission for Regulation of Energy, to be specified before the start of the binding period.
Since the launch of this service in 2013, Elengy has steadily increased the LNG truck loading capacity in its LNG terminals.
In the context of the energy transition, LNG is the ideal solution to replace polluting energies such as fuel oil or coal. Whether for industrial sites, that are converting their processes to gas, or for mobility (especially LNG truck fueling stations), trailer-transported LNG makes natural gas available for everyone, even in sites not connected to the grid.
Initially created at the Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal in 2013, this service has also been developed since 2014 at the Fos Tonkin terminal, which today supplies many sites, mainly in France and Italy.
To meet ever-increasing demand, Elengy will be opening a brand new truck loading station at the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal in the coming weeks.