Elengy, a unit of the French energy company and LNG player Engie, reported record activities at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals during 2018.
The French LNG operator said in a press release thatits Montoir-de-Bretagne terminal also reached a number of milestones during the year.
Elengy and its subsidiary Fosmax LNG berthed 215 vessels at its facilities, with 106 TWh of natural gas delivered to the transmission network, a 13 percent jump on 2017 figures, it said.
It reported 21 LNG transshipment operations (berth to berth) and 19 reloading of standard LNG carriers (from shore to vessel). It loaded 843 trucks, registering an increase of 50 % on 2017.
The 2018 figures for the Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal, a key LNG hub in Northwest Europe, represented: 106 vessels berthed: 52 unloading operations, 11 ship reloading operations, 21 LNG transshipments, 40.6 TWh of natural gas delivered to the network and 2 370 trucks loaded with LNG.
The terminal broke several records by completing three LNG transshipments in seven days in August, then received fifteen LNG carriers in September with six LNG transshipments, two unloading operations and one ship reloading.
As an LNG terminal operator since 1965, Elengy celebrated the 9600th unloading of LNG cargo on its sites. This represents around 10 % of all LNG delivered around the world since this industry was established.
Elengy set a new record in December 2018 with the arrival of the 220th different LNG tanker to berth at one of its terminals. This represents over a third of all LNG tankers ever built, from the first ship with a capacity of 25 500 m3 (the Jules Verne) up to the largest supertankers in the world (Q-Max, 267 000 m3).
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