GDF Suez’ Contract Suggests LNG Industrial Potentials
A GDF Suez’ subsidiary focused on LNG transportation signed an 18-month contract with Lactalis group in France, showing that the future role of gas might be closely related to niche usages and to conversions from oil to gas for companies not connected to the gas network.
‘Selected after a call-to-tender, LNGeneration is offering an overall energy solution combining transport, storage, regasification and supply in LNG for the Bouvron site, which is still not connected to the natural gas network and has been consuming heavy fuel oil’ reads a note released on Thursday.
GDF Suez also said that the transition would result in a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions, and a over 90% reduction in emissions of particles, nitrogen oxides and sulphur.
With respect to LNG, several European companies are investing in innovation to come up with new solutions. Germany’s Ziemman developed a patented container for the transport of cryogenic LNG.
‘With the solution of Ziemann, the tank systems (terminals), which had previously been permanently installed at the facilities of the end consumers, become unnecessary’ the company wrote on its website, adding that the new product could simply the use of LNG.