LNG in France
Dunkerque LNG has a regasification capacity of 13 billion m³ per year.
10 billion of those are already sold: 8 to EDF and 1,5 to Total. The remaining 3 billion m³ are available for marketing.
The Dunkerque LNG terminal offers its customers a series of key advantages:
- Three 200,000 m³ storage tanks – some of the biggest in Europe
- A deep water port for year-round accessibility
- True flexibility to accommodate all sizes of vessel, from 5,000 m³ to the world's largest Qmax LNG carriers (265,000 m³)
Its innovative design makes it possible to optimise the upstream market (for gas import contracts), as well as the downstream market (network send-out) via the allocation of confirmed transmission rights:
- Number of unloading/reloading slots
- Storage capacity
- Minimum and maximum send-out
These storage rights are managed on the basis of complete transparency between the terminal and its customers. This enables the kind of flexibility required to vary network send-out volumes in response to demand and trading movements. The Dunkerque LNG terminal also has direct connections to 2 European gas markets:
- The French market: PEG Nord
- The Belgian market: ZPT and IZT