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Summary Information

  • Ownership: La Société du Terminal Méthanier de Fos-Cavaou (GDF)
  • Website:
  • Location: Fos Cavaou, France
  • Capacity: 8.25 billion m3 per year
  • Status: In Operation

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: 3 * 110,000 m3 storage tanks
  • Unloading capacity: Can accomodate the latest generations of very large liquefied natural gas tankers, Q-flex (around 217,000 m3) and Q-max (over 260,000 m3)
  • Send out capacity: Vaporizers: 4 ORVs of 343 t/h each
  • Constructor:
    • Sofregaz: EPC LSTK Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning
  • Freyssinet: Pre-stressing for LNG tanks
  • Tractebel: Feasibility study for expansion and new tank installation

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

Suppliers / Customers

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  • 2004 - Total acquires the rights to 2.25 billion cubic meters of capacity and on option on a stake in the terminal
  • 2004 - Saipem / Sofregaz awarded EPC contract
  • 2009 - Terminal construction is completed
  • 2010 - First commercial cargo received

Other Information

Relevant Links

  1. Freyssinet LNG Tank References
  2. Tractebel Engineering LNG References
  3. Saipem LNG References
  4. Fos Cavaou LNG terminal begins commercial operation
  5. Lng Receiving Terminal Fos Cavaou
  6. France: Total Separates Its Cross-Shareholdings with Gaz de France in GSO and CFM and Confirms its Access to Capacity as well as Acquisition of an Interest in the Fos Cavaou LNG Terminal
  7. Awarded to Saipem the contract for the Fos Cavaou LNG receiving terminal in France

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