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LNG transshipment at the Montoir de Bretagne

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The LNG receiving terminal in Montoir-de-Bretagne, managed by Elengy, has just performed a new generation LNG transshipment. The ice-class LNG carrier Fedor Litke (170 000 cm capacity) has delivered to the LNG Jurojin (155 000 cm capacity) a LNG cargo the size of the yearly gas consumption of a city such as Nantes.

The LNG was transferred through the cryogenic pipelines linking directly the two berths, without going through the terminal’s tanks. The LNG cargo then left for another destination, allowing the ice-class LNG carrier to return quickly at the LNG production plant in Yamal, Siberia.

In order to accommodate visits by ice-class LNG carriers, which are remarkable in their size and unique technology, Elengy has made numerous improvements to its facilities: renovation of berths, installation of compressors for boil-off recovery.

The organisation of the stop required a high level of preparation from the Nantes Saint-Nazaire Harbour master, as well as from the steering, towing, and boatage. The success of the partnership made this transshipment possible and confirmed the ability of Elengy and the Loire Valley port services to provide a customised answer to the market needs.

Martin Jahan de Lestang CEO of Elengy commented: “Elengy teams are proud to have performed this LNG transshipment at the new generation Montoir-de-Bretagne terminal. Thanks to the evolution of our services and changes in our organisation, we hope in the long term, to perform a few tens of similar operations every year. This development has been enabled by the synergy and reactivity of the teams of the terminal and of the Nantes Saint-Nazaire Harbour. Transshipment operations provide a logistical flexibility to the LNG market and showcase the transformation of our Montoir-de-Bretagne terminal into a true LNG hub.”

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