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
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:
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 4,000 m3 (LNG) per hour for loading. The Dunkerque LNG terminal is currently being modified to enable a maximum reloading flow rate of 8,800 m3 (LNG) per hour.
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.
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.
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.