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.
Laurence Borie-Bancel, 51, is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs de Génie Chimique (1989 – INP Toulouse, France). She started her career in 1989, in the Gaz de France center for engineering in charge of infrastructure projects in the field of natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG*). She, then, developed a real expertise in this area, working on various projects: in particular she worked for Tokyo Gas and Osaka Gas in Japan as part of an LNG cooperation program and was involved in the revamping of the Montoir de Bretagne LNG terminal located in France, and in the development of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal as well as the Dahej LNG importing terminal in India...
From 2005 to 2012, she became, for Gaz de France, responsible for the development of different assets (gas infrastructure and power production: gas power plants and renewables).
In 2012, she became Deputy General Manager of La Compagnie du Vent, and was in charge of the development of onshore and offshore wind projects, as well as solar projects, mainly in France.
Laurence Borie-Bancel then joined the Generation Europe Business Unit of ENGIE end of 2015, and was responsible for the operation of the thermal assets of ENGIE in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece.
*Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is natural gas that is rendered liquid by cooling to minus 160°C. For the same amount of natural gas, the volume of LNG is about 600 times lower than that of its gaseous state. The transport of natural gas in liquid form at atmospheric pressure allows ships to carry large amounts of energy resulting in an efficient and competitive means of transportation to diversify sources and supply routes and access remote gas reserves.
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. In April 2018, Elengy has celebrated its 9 500 unloading operations on its LNG terminals, operations realized under optimum safety, reliability and performance conditions
Some benchmarks for 2017:
- 370 employees
- Regasification capacity: over 20 billion m3 LNG per year
- Quantity of energy received: more than 22% of French consumption
- 156 port calls made
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