Engie Tests Bunkering Demand at Fos
French LNG terminal operator Elengy, owned by Engie, is preparing to sell capacity at the south coast Fos Tonkin LNG terminal for 2021-2030, it said January 21.
Elengy will offer its potential customers several types of services, including the conventional unloading of Medmax-type LNG tankers (75,000m³), the reloading of micro-tankers for LNG bunkering needs, as well as LNG truck loading.
Compared with currently-used shipping fuels, LNG is economically competitive and reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by a quarter, nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 90% and sulphur (SOx) emissions and particulate matter by almost 100%. The sale will be launched in February 2019. Detailed information concerning the services offered will be provided in the information memorandum at the opening of the sale.
Last week, German utility Uniper and Dutch engineers Titan LNG said they had agreed in principle to include LNG bunkering and truck-loading facilities in Uniper's planned import terminal at Wilhelmshaven, northern Germany.