French LNG operator Elengy, a unit of the energy giant Engie, has started an open season calling for interested parties to book capacity at its Fos Tonkin LNG terminal for 2021.
Its operations are currently guaranteed through to 2020 by ongoing subscriptions and contracts, Elengy said on Wednesday.
Elengy believes that the facilities at Fos Tonkin would form an additional base for Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, allowing for the retention of a second jetty and a fourth tank in the Fos-sur-Mer area.
Moreover, extending the life of Fos Tonkin terminal would improve the security of supply in the South of France and contribute to the development of the small-scale LNG for the industrial and transport (road and marine) markets, Elengy said.
The registrations opened on Wednesday, February 20.
The Fos Tonkin LNG terminal first began operations in 1972 and has since received a total of 5,800 cargoes. The facility also includes truck loading facilities and is capable of loading small-scale LNG vessels with the capacity to transport 7,500 cubic meters.