Following Elengy's call for subscriptions in February 2019 for capacities at the Fos Tonkin terminal post 2020 (Open Season Fos 2021), the company has announced that the terminal will continue operating the site until 2028.
The proposed regasification capacity has been entirely booked, i.e. 1.5 billion m3/y. This commitment has enabled Elengy to take the investment decision needed to extend the site's activity beyond 2020.
New prospects with the development of retail LNG services
Elengy believs that the Fos Tonkin LNG terminal can evolve into a true multimodal platform in the western Mediterranean basin due to its significant assets, which offer a diversity of LNG services to its customers including rail, road, river and sea. In addition to the unloading and loading of LNG tankers, the terminal can offer the reloading of bunkering vessels.
A new challenge: the development of LNG as fuel in the Mediterranean...
Elengy feels Fos Tonkin is a key asset to support the energy transition. As a result, the company 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. This is seen as a critical step for reducing the polluting emissions generated by maritime transport, particularly in ports and on the coast. The Fos Tonkin terminal is located to supply LNG to a large number of ports and islands of the western Mediterranean.
... and studies to transport LNG by rail as close as possible to users
In the future, Fos Tonkin could also become a loading point for trains to supply LNG intermediate storage sites outside LNG terminals. Elengy has already launched the necessary studies for rail connections. Thanks to its proximity to other multimodal platforms, Fos Tonkin could provide solutions for loading LNG on the train or river barges. This project demonstrates Elengy's commitment to accelerating the energy transition for mobility.
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