Elengy and its subsidiary Fosmax LNG, owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, now offer a liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker trucks loading service on the site. This station, with two loading bays, has been put into commercial service. The construction of the Fos Cavaou station was supported at 30% by European funding.
The ramp-up will be gradual, to reach 40 charging slots a day (a rate of 11 000 slots a year), in December 2019.
With the two bays of the Fos Tonkin terminal station, also operated by Elengy, the Fos LNG hub doubles its capacity to load tanker trucks to better respond the growing demand for retail LNG.
LNG serving the energy transition
In response to the strong demand for cleaner energy, the transport of LNG by tanker trucks or "road-transported LNG" makes it possible to supply industrial sites not connected to the natural gas transmission network as well as landfill LNG distribution sites and maritime. By substituting for diesel, oil or coal, natural gas and LNG contribute to a very significant reduction of environmental pollution: no sulfur emissions (SOx) and almost elimination of particulate emissions (PM), very strong reduction of nitrogen (NOx) and strong dropping of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Fos terminals: a dynamic and evolving LNG hub
With the two tanker trucks loading bays at Fos Tonkin, two bays at Fos Cavaou (and the possibility of additional extensions depending on customer needs), the Fos-sur-Mer LNG terminals are still developing a range of services responding as closely as possible to market developments.
Since September 2019, the terminal can also receive bunker-vessels at its berth. Completion of the berth adaptation works was also 30% supported by European funding.
The bunker-vessels received at Fos Cavaou will offer LNG bunkering in the Port of Marseille-Fos and will also be able to deliver LNG to French and foreign Mediterranean ports.
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.
Some benchmarks for 2019 :
- 400 employees
- Regasification capacity: 21.25 Gm3
- LNG storage capacity: 770,000 m3
- Quantity of energy received: more than 22% of French consumption 11 000 tanker trucks loadings/ year - 1/3 of the world fleet (240 different LNG carriers)
Fosmax LNG, owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, is a 70% subsidiary of Elengy alongside Total.