Photo: Illustration . Courtesy of Elengy

Elengy unloads its 10,000th LNG cargo

French LNG terminal operator Elengy hit a milestone on March 3 as it unloaded its 10,000 cargo of liquefied natural gas.

Elengy unloads its 10,000th LNG cargo
Illustration . Courtesy of Elengy

Since the first delivery at its Le Havre LNG terminal in 1965, the company has unloaded 326 million tonnes of LNG, about 10 per cent of all LNG cargoes that have been delivered worldwide and which represents the equivalent of Europe’s gas supply over one year.

After Le Havre, it is up to the three terminals at Fos Cavaou, Fos Tonkin and Montoir-de-Bretagne to ensure the safe unloading of LNG, thus securing the diversification of gas supplies to France and Europe, Elengy added.

In more than 50 years, Elengy’s teams have unloaded LNG cargoes from 15 different countries, such as Algeria, Nigeria, Egypt, Qatar, Russia.

Since the first ship with a capacity of 25,500 cubic meters of LNG (the Jules Verne) to the largest LNG carriers in the world (the Q-Max) with 267,000 cbm, and the new Arc7 ice-breaking LNG carriers, nearly 290 different LNG carriers have called at an Elengy terminal, i.e. half of the world fleet.

On both the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, Elengy has diversified its range of services.

Since 2013, the company has been offering an LNG tanker loading service to supply service stations and industrial companies not connected to the network.

Since 2018, the Montoir-de-Bretagne terminal has strengthened its ship-to-ship LNG transshipment operations, and since 2019, the loading of small-scale LNG carriers has been available at Fos-sur-Mer.

Elengy has also launched studies to transport LNG by rail as close as possible to users.

And to accompany the new market needs, Elengy is developing products to decarbonize its offer and ensure its place in a carbon-neutral future, alongside port players, by investing in the development of the Bio-GNL, hydrogen and CO2 sectors around its terminals.