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.
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.
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.
In the context of a dynamic liquified natural gas (LNG) market, Elengy is preparing the sale of access capacities to the Fos Tonkin LNG terminal for the period 2021-2030.
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.