France’s Dunkirk LNG terminal books 2nd commissioning cargo

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France’s fourth LNG import terminal in the port of Dunkirk is scheduled to receive its second commissioning cargo at the end of the week. 

Data from the Dunkirk port reveals the cargo, sourced at Peru’s export facility at Pampa Melchorita and being transported aboard the Shell-managed 136,600-cbm LNG carrier Galea, is scheduled to dock at the French terminal on September 9.

Galea left the Peruvian facility on August 22, and transited the recently expanded Panama Canal last week, on its way to France.

The Dunkirk LNG terminal was initially set to receive its second commissioning cargo on August 7 onboard the 145,000-cbm Methane Rita Andrea, also loaded with a Peruvian cargo.

However, an incident at the facility during the testing phase in July, caused the cargo to be postponed to the first half of September. Methane Rita Andrea sailed on to deliver the cargo to the Hazira LNG terminal in India, according to the Perupetro data.

Send-out tests from the Dunkirk LNG terminal resumed in August.

According to the latest data from Dunquerque LNG, the operator of the import facility, the terminal’s daily send-out is expected to be between 0 and 50 GWh, from September 1 to September 11.

The Dunkirk LNG terminal will have an annual regasification capacity of 13 billion cbm of gas, enough to cover about 20 percent of France and Belgium’s yearly gas consumption.

Dunkirk LNG is 65 percent owned by EDF, 25 percent by Fluxys and 10 percent by Total.


LNG World News Staff

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