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.
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).