Dunkerque LNG Terminal

Summary Information

Brief Description

  • Dunkirk's intended LNG terminal would have an annual hosting capacity of 9 Gm3 (billions of m3), or around 20% of France's current consumption.

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: Three LNG storage tanks each with a capacity of 190,000 m3; a tank measures around 50 m in height and has a diameter of 90 m ;
  • Unloading capacity:
  • Send out capacity: 1.9 million m3(n)/h (cubic meters per hour)
  • Constructor:
    • SOFREGAZ: engineering and project Management contract
    • SENER and Techint have been awarded an EPC contract as the TS LNG consortium
    • SMM: Contract for erection of 3 cryogenic LNG tanks
  • Licensor:

Project Status

  • a final investment decision which, given the time needed to prepare the applications, is likely to occur at some point in the first six months of 2010 with start-up expected in 2015.

Customers

  • Total will utilise some of the capacity for its needs
  • EDF will use majority of the capacity to supply 3 new gas fired plants which it is building
  • Supplies will come from the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal Project

History

  • 2008 - Dunkerque LNG awarded SOFREGAZ an engineering and project Management contract
  • 2011 - EDF confirms its investment in Dunkirk methane terminal project
  • 2011 - SENER and Techint were awarded an EPC contract
  • 2011 - Final investment decision made
  • 2012 - SMM Wins Contract for erection of 3 cryogenic LNG tanks
  • 2012 - Foundation stone laid
  • 2015 - EDF signs purchase agreement with Cheniere

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. EDF pushes ahead with the development of Dunkirk methane terminal
  2. Environmental Impact
  3. EDF and Total Sign an agreement in the Planned Dunkirk LNG Terminal
  4. EDF confirms its investment in Dunkirk methane terminal project
  5. DUNKIRK - FRANCE - LNG RECEIVING TERMINAL
  6. SENER to perform turnkey project for the Dunkerque Regasification Plant
  7. EDF announces its final investment decision in the methane terminal at Dunkirk
  8. SMM Wins Contract for erection of 3 cryogenic LNG tanks
  9. Foundation stone laid for the Dunkirk LNG terminal
  10. Dunkirk LNG TANKS
  11. Cheniere Marketing Enters into LNG Sales Arrangements with EDF

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