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.
By offering a new LNG tanker truck loading service, Elengy will 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 fuel distribution stations for vehicles or ships, thus helping customers to respond to new environmental demands.
Reservations for the new service are being taken on a first committed, first served basis. Customers will need to have the LNG they need before the loading date – if necessary, they can buy it from one of the terminal's customers, of which details are listed on Elengy's website (www.elengy.com). The vital step of approving tanker trucks before they are filled for the first time is performed to ensure that loading operations take place under optimal safety conditions. Customers and future customers can already make reservations to load their trucks using this new service, which will be launched in July 2013.
With this new service, Elengy is helping to develop the use of LNG as an economical and environmentally-friendly solution for transportation and off grid applications. Now that things are getting underway at Montoir-de-Bretagne, Elengy is looking into offering a truck loading service at Fos Tonkin LNG terminal. This would be up and running in the first half of 2014.
*Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been liquefied by cooling it to -160°C. Natural gas in its liquefied form takes up 600 times less space than in its gaseous form. The transportation of natural gas in its liquid form at atmospheric pressure means tankers can ship large volumes of energy, providing an efficient and competitive means of transport with more diversified sources and supply routes, as well as access to remote gas reserves.
Road-transported LNG is LNG transported by tanker trucks and is used to supply natural gas to distribution sites for LNG fuel or industrial sites not connected to the transmission grid.
As Europe's second-largest LNG terminal operator, Elengy, a GDF SUEZ subsidiary, serves all operators wishing to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) to supply the French and European markets. Elengy operates France's three LNG terminals: Montoir-de-Bretagne on the French Atlantic coast and Fos Tonkin and Fos Cavaou on the shores of the Mediterranean. Elengy has a stake of over 70% in Fosmax LNG and has full ownership of the other two terminals. At an international level, Elengy also offers its services and expertise as a partner for all LNG terminal projects.
Key figures for 2011:
- Regasification capacity : 23.75 billion m3 of natural gas per year
- Quantity of energy received : over 30% of French natural gas consumption
- Shipments received : 220
- Customers : 21 for Elengy / 10 for Fosmax LNG
- Workforce : approximately 420 employees
Press contact :
Sandrine Hohl, head of communication department