Elengy’s Fosmax opens LNG truck loading station at Fos Cavaou terminal
Published by Will Owen,
Elengy and its subsidiary Fosmax LNG, owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, now offer an LNG tanker truck loading service on the site.
The station, with two loading bays, has been put into commercial service. The construction of the Fos Cavaou station was supported by European funding (30%).
The ramp-up will be gradual, to reach 40 charging slots a day (a rate of 11 000 slots a year), in December 2019.
With the two bays of the Fos Tonkin terminal station, also operated by Elengy, the Fos LNG hub doubles its capacity to load tanker trucks to better respond the growing demand for retail LNG.
LNG serving the energy transition
In response to the strong demand for cleaner energy, the transport of LNG by tankers trucks or ‘road-transported LNG’ makes it possible to supply industrial sites not connected to the natural gas transmission network, as well as landfill LNG distribution sites and maritime. By substituting for diesel, oil or coal, natural gas and LNG contribute to a very significant reduction of environmental pollution: no sulfur emissions (SOx), near elimination of particulate emissions (PM), very strong reduction of nitrogen (NOx) and a significant decrease in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Fos terminals: a dynamic and evolving LNG hub
With the two tanker trucks loading bays at Fos Tonkin, two bays at Fos Cavaou (and the possibility of additional extensions depending on customer needs), the Fos-sur-Mer LNG terminals are still developing a range of services responding as closely as possible to market developments.
Since September 2019, the terminal can also receive micro-tankers at its jetty. Completion of the wharf adaptation works was also 30% supported by European funding.
The bunker-vessels received at Fos Cavaou will offer LNG bunkering in the Port of Marseille-Fos and will also be able to deliver LNG to French and foreign Mediterranean ports.
Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/18102019/elengys-fosmax-opens-lng-truck-loading-station-at-fos-cavaou-terminal/
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