France’s Dunkirk LNG terminal to reopen following a long shutdown

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France’s Dunkirk liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal is set to reopen following a lengthy maintenance and upgrade shutdown since the beginning of August.

The facility will reopen on November 13, a spokeswoman from Dunkerque LNG, the terminal operator, told LNG World News on Monday.

Dunkerque LNG had previously planned a maintenance shutdown from the beginning of August and during the first half of September.

However, the shutdown has been extended twice due to additional works on improving the terminal’s reloading capacity

The new, faster reloading service is expected to be available by the end of the year.

Worth mentioning here, Belgium’s Fluxys and its consortium partners recently closed the joint acquisition of a 35.76 percent stake in Dunkerque LNG from EDF and Total.

Fluxys now holds a 60.76 percent stake in the facility with its consortium partners AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets, acting on behalf of its clients, and Crédit Agricole Assurances.

Commissioned in January 2017, the Dunkirk LNG terminal is one of Continental Europe’s largest LNG terminals.

It has an annual regasification capacity of 13 billion cubic meters of natural gas, or about 20 percent of France and Belgium’s gas demand.

 

LNG World News Staff

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