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Elengy, Rubis Terminal team up on LNG storage plant study

French LNG operator Elengy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Rubis Terminal to launch preliminary studies for the development of an LNG storage facility at the Reichstett (Bas-Rhin) storage terminal.

The project is targeting the retail LNG needs of west-central Europe for the industrial and transport sectors, Elengy said in its statement.

This cooperation is aiming to contribute to accelerating the energy transition of the transport sector by bringing the LNG supply closer to the clients.

The planned site will be able to handle an annual volume of 85,000 tonnes of LNG, with its location enabling it to service a vast area, including eastern France, Austria, southern Germany, and Switzerland.

Furthermore, the project is aiming to contribute to reducing road traffic and transport environmental impact as the satellite storage will be supplied by rail from one of Elengy’s terminals (Fos Tonkin or Montoir-de-Bretagne). Customers will then have their LNG delivered by trucks charged directly on the site.

The facility will foster the connectivity between retail LNG infrastructures in Europe and contributing significantly to secure LNG supply for the industrial and transport sectors.

Commissioning is scheduled for 2022, Elengy noted in the statement.