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Elengy and Fosmax LNG to build LNG tanker loading station

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As part of the energy transition, and given the strong demand for cleaner energy, Elengy and its subsidiary Fosmax LNG, owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, have recently decided to build a LNG tanker loading station at the Fos Cavaou terminal.

The transport of LNG by tank truck allows the supply of industrial sites not connected to the natural gas grid as well as sites distributing LNG to be used as land and marine fuel. Using natural gas and LNG as a substitute for diesel, petrol, or coal, provides a significant reduction in emission of CO2 and a subtential elimination of emissions of SOx, NOx and particles, while remaining economically very competitive.

In order to respond to a booming market, Fosmax LNG decided to build a station on its terminal with two loading bays from the outset. With one already in operation at the Fos Tonkin LNG terminal, this new station will triple the loading capacity of tankers at the Fos terminals. Work will begin this summer, aiming for the commencement of commissioning during Q1 2019.

The project is part of the ‘Motorways of the Sea’ concept defined by the European Union, which co-finances it as part of its Connecting European Facility-Transport programme (CEF-T).

Thanks to the two new Fos Cavaou bays, the Fos LNG terminals will significantly increase their capacity. The bays add an additional capacity of 40 loading slots that will be added every day as of 2019, compared to 16 currently available at the LNG terminal in Fos Tonkin. This will make the Fos terminals the LNG hub for the south of France and Italy.

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