The day after receiving their first ice-breaking LNG tanker, personnel at the Dunkerque LNG terminal performed their first reloading, supplying the vessel with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
At 290 m long and a capacity of 153,000 m3, the Provalys is the first tanker to be reloaded by Dunkerque LNG since it began providing the service in late 2017. After receiving a re-supply of LNG from the site's storage tanks, the Provalys returned to sea on Monday 29 January 2018.
All personnel from Dunkerque LNG and its operator, Gaz-Opale, were on site for this major first. "This first reloading operation was performed safely, and is a further testament to the expertise of our operator", stated Béatrice Prud’homme, CEO of Dunkerque LNG.
"This new service offered by the terminal rounds out our offering while responding to strong market demand. Thanks to this service, our two current customers, EDF and Total, will gain further flexibility in their inventory management", explained Christophe Liaud, Commercial Director of Dunkerque LNG.
Opened for business just one year ago, the terminal is a brand new facility that is already developing in order to meet the needs of its customers and maintain a high level of performance. That is why an initial modification designed to offer "rapid ship reloading" (8,800 m3/hour) is underway. The modification will be available by late 2018 and will provide additional flexibility to customers, offering real added value in today's global LNG market.