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Fos Cavaou LNG terminal to be ready for LNG bunkering in 2019

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To support the sea transport industry in its efforts to combat climate change, Elengy and its subsidiary Fosmax LNG, owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, are adapting the terminal to offer a new LNG bunker-vessel loading service.

This service will enable the terminal to accommodate smaller vessels (capacity less than 20 000 m3) which, after loading their LNG tanks at Fos Cavaou, will be able to supply ships in the port of Marseille-Fos and other sites in the Mediterranean sea.

In recognition of its positive impact on energy transition, 30% of the project is being financed by European funding.

Reinforcement of the Fos LNG hub; the privileged entry gate for LNG in Europe

This new service primarily calls for work to modify the wharf at the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, which will be completed in June 2019. It enriches the offer of the Fos-sur-Mer LNG terminals, which already accommodate the unloading of LNG carriers ranging from 20 000 m3 to 265 000 m3 (Q-Max type extra large LNG tankers).

Elengy and Fosmax LNG estimate that the Fos Cavaou terminal will be able to accommodate around 50 micro-tankers per year, in other words one a week, always under optimal conditions of safety, reliability, and performance.

With this service, which completes the offer that was recently enriched by the decision to build a loading station for LNG tankers at the Fos Cavaou terminal, the two companies are once again illustrating their desire to offer a real LNG hub in Fos, the privileged entry gate for LNG in the great European gas market.

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