LNG in France

LNG solutions for Terminalling at Dunkirk

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Commercial offers

Dunkerque LNG has a regasification capacity of 13 billion m3 per year. 10 billion of those are already sold: 8 to EDF and 2 to Total. The remaining 3 billion m³ are available for marketing.

The Dunkerque LNG terminal offers its customers a series of key advantages:

Three 190,000 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 65,000 m³ to the world's largest Qmax LNG carriers (267,000 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

Standard services

Unloading and reloading

Customers have a number of slots they can use to unload or reload vessels of all sizes at the Dunkerque LNG terminal. The design of the terminal enables maximum flow rates of 14,000 m3(LNG) per hour for unloading, and 8,800 m3(LNG) per hour for loading.

 

LNG Terminalling

Unloading LNG carriers

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) from anywhere in the world can be transported by LNG carrier to Zeebrugge and Dunkirk and be unloaded there.
LNG Terminalling

Loading LNG carriers

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) stored in tanks at Zeebrugge and Dunkirk can be loaded by small or large-scale LNG carriers.

Storage and send-out

The tank inventory level and send out are managed entirely by the shipper up to the limit of the rights allocated. This option is unique to France, and enables customers to engage in trading operations to maximise the value creation potential of their gas and LNG portfolio. Shippers may opt simultaneously for the French and Belgian networks to further diversify supplies in north-western Europe.

 

LNG Terminalling

Flexible LNG storage

Access more storage capacity
LNG Terminalling

LNG Regasification

Get direct access to neighboring markets by regasifying your LNG

Special services

In addition to its standard services, Dunkerque LNG offers a number of special services in response to needs shared by all its customers:

  • Gassing up of LNG carrier tanks
  • Cooling down of LNG carrier tanks
  • Inerting of LNG carrier tanks
  • Unloading excess LNG prior to topping up
  • Port services: ships stores, bunkering, maintenance, etc.

These services may be requested by the shipper at any time.

 

Charges

The Dunkerque LNG terminal is not a regulated organisation, and is therefore under no obligation to publish its charges. Please contact the sales team for further information.

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