Elengy’s Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal has broken three European records in August. The terminal received 13 LNG carriers in one month, three LNG cargo transhipments in seven days, and its tenth transshipment since January 2018.
Buoyed by a strong international LNG market, the Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal received 13 tankers for four unloadings, three reloadings and three transhipments of LNG cargo within a single month – a record for Europe.
The week of August 15 included even more noteworthy accomplishments: Elengy’s teams completed three LNG transhipments within seven days, a first for a European LNG terminal. And that same week the terminal completed its tenth LNG transshipment since the beginning of the year, boosting it to first place in Europe in this area.
The Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal has transformed over the years to meet new demands from its customers, other suppliers and traders. Originally designed to unload and regasify LNG brought by ship from countries like Algeria, Nigeria, Norway or Qatar, the terminal now offers ship reloading services from its own LNG tanks and direct transhipments of cargo between two vessels. Since 2013, the site also offers an LNG tanker truck loading station to supply industrial sites not connected to the grid. To meet growing demand for LNG – a clean, available energy that can easily replace fuel oil – Elengy regularly expands its daily tanker truck loading capacity (+50% since 2016).
The plan over the months ahead should follow the same trends, solidifying the Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal’s prime position in Northwest Europe to support the booming LNG market year round. LNG is mainly redirected to high-growth countries in Asia or South America, where natural gas replaces oil and coal to help form a cleaner energy mix.
For more information, visit: www.elengy.com
3rd September 2018