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.
Reservations for the new service whose tariff is listed on Elengy's website (www.elengy.com) 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. The crucial step of approving tanker trucks prior to their first filling with LNG allows to ensure that operations take place under optimal safety conditions.
With this new service, Elengy facilitates the development of 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.
The promising market of road-transported LNG, and more generally, retail LNG, is estimated at 60 million tons per year by 2025 in the world, compared to 5 million today. Such activity would represent 13% of global LNG market by 2025. An opportunity for Elengy to develop new services to meet the demand of the market.
* 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 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 as fuel or industrial sites not connected to the transmission grid.
A propos d'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 expertise in asset management and terminal operation as a partner in any 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
- Customer s: 23 for Elengy / 11 for Fosmax LNG
- Workforce : 410 employees
Press contact :
Sandrine Hohl, head of communication department