Elengy, the French LNG terminal operator, has said its Fos Tonkin facility will continue to operate until 2028.
Post-2020, the proposed regasification capacity of 1.5 billion cubic meters per year has been entirely booked, following the operator’s call for subscriptions in February 2019.
As a result, Elengy has been able to take the investment decision needed to extend the site’s activity beyond 2020, it said in a statement.
Fos Tonkin is a key asset to support the energy transition, according to Elengy, which said it is “now working on the development of the loading capacities for small LNG vessels in order to provide the market with the required services to support the growth of LNG as marine fuel.”
It’s possible Fos Tonkin could also become a loading point for trains to supply LNG intermediate storage sites outside LNG terminals in the future – Elengy has already launched the necessary studies for rail connections.
The site could also provide solutions for loading LNG on the train or river barges, thanks to its proximity to other multimodal platforms, according to Elengy.