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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.

Born in 1954 and graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Jean-Marc Guyot has spent his entire career in the energy field, mainly in the area of gas infrastructures, as well as power generation and energy services.
After having joined the Production & transmission division of Gaz de France in 1979, he moved to National Dispatching in 1984, where he was in charge of operating the LNG chain* and of various major projects; in 1995, he took responsibility of major projects engineering at the National Equipement center.

In 1998, he was seconded to a subsidiary based in Montreal, in charge of developing CHP projects using natural gas in North America and Mexico. His return to France led him to Cofathec, Gaz de France's energy services subsidiary, where he was in particular Executive secretary to the Chairman and CEO. He returned to gas infrastructure in 2004, as Head of the gas distribution in Paris. From 2008, he was deputy CEO of Storengy, in charge of the industrial area and, more specifically these past months, of developing underground gas storage activities in China.

*Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been liquefied by cooling it to minus 160°C. Natural gas in its liquefied form takes up to 600 times less space than in its gaseous form. The transportation of natural gas in its liquid form at atmospheric pressure allows vessels to carry 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.


About Elengy

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 2012 :

  • Regasification capacity : 23.75 billion m3 of natural gas per year
  • Quantity of energy received : over 20% of French natural gas consumption
  • Shipments received : 161
  • Customers : 23 for Elengy / 11 for Fosmax LNG
  • Workforce : 410 employees


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