Montoir LNG Terminal

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Montoir LNG Terminal (also known as Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG Terminal) is an LNG terminal in Loire-Atlantique, France.

Location

The map below shows the terminal, in Montoir-de-Bretagne Commune, Saint-Nazaire Arondissement, Loire-Atlantique Department, Pays de la Loire Region.

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Project Details

  • Owner: Elengy
  • Parent: Engie
  • Location: Montoir-de-Bretagne Commune, Saint-Nazaire Arondissement, Loire-Atlantique Department, Pays de la Loire Region, France
  • Coordinates: 47.30296, -2.14278 (exact)
  • Capacity: 8 mtpa[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 1980

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day

Background

Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG Terminal is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal in Loire-Atlantique, France. Construction began on the terminal in 1977, and it was commissioned in 1980. A third tank was added in 1983. It is owned by Engie.[2][3][4]

According to Food and Water Europe's profile on gas use in France, "Between January 2012 and March 2019 (and for Dunkerque since it started operating in January 2017), the four existing LNG terminals were only used at an average of about 30% of their capacity. At the end of 2016 while the Dunkirk terminal was just about to be commissioned, Engie, its main operator, announced it would cut 1,150 jobs in the French LNG sector. Despite these more than sufficient infrastructures, especially in a context of important gas demand reduction, France receives significant support (notably via the List of Projects of Common Interest) to further develop its gas network and transmission capacity."[5]

In December 2019, Elengy said the Montoir-de-Bretagne terminal was fully booked between 2023 and 2035, with only a little capacity available in 2021 and 2022. Elengy, a subsidiary of Engie, said it had offered around 3.5 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year of not yet subscribed capacity between July and November and it was all taken up. Elengy also stated that it would study options for offering capacity at the Fos Cavaou LNG Terminal near the southern city of Marseille beyond 2030, and at Montoir-de-Bretagne terminal beyond 2035.[6]

In October 2020, the Montoir-de-Bretagne Terminal received its first LNG delivery by Q-Max, the world's largest methane tanker.[7]

Expansion Project Details

  • Owner: Elengy
  • Parent: Engie
  • Location: Montoir-de-Bretagne Commune, Saint-Nazaire Arondissement, Loire-Atlantique Department, Pays de la Loire Region, France
  • Coordinates: 47.30296, -2.14278 (exact)
  • Capacity: 2.5 bcm/y, 1.8 mtpa[8]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Import
  • FID Status: Pre-FID[9]
  • Start Year: 2022[8]

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day

Expansion Project Background

There is a proposed expansion project which would add 2.75 bcm/y of regasification capacity by 2022. There is also a proposed increase of 190,000 m3 to the terminal's storage capacity.[10]

According to Natural Gas Intel, Elengy has considered expanding capacity at its receiving terminals in France, including the Montoir LNG Terminal, which is now fully booked from 2023-2035, and the Fos Cavaou LNG Terminal. These expansions are in response to a second wave of U.S. export facilities expected to come online in the years ahead.[11] In February 2020, Qatar Petroleum agreed a deal for supplying three million tons per year of LNG at the Montoir terminal for a term up to 2035.[12]

Articles and resources

References

  1. The LNG Industry: Annual Report 2020, page 52, International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers, accessed April 29, 2020
  2. Montoir LNG Terminal, Global Energy Observatory, accessed April 2017.
  3. 50 years of LNG – 1980: commissioning of Europe's largest liquefied natural gas terminal at Montoir-de-Bretagne, Engie press release, 27 May 2015.
  4. Montoir De Bretagne LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed July 2017.
  5. France, Food and Water Europe, accessed December 4, 2019
  6. France's Elengy says Montoir LNG terminal fully booked 2023-2035, Reuters, December 4, 2019
  7. "Première escale d'un Q-Max, plus grand navire méthanier au monde, au terminal Elengy de Montoir-de-Bretagne". Elengy press release. October 7, 2020.
  8. 8.0 8.1 LNG Investment Database Gas Infrastructure Europe, October 2019
  9. TYNDP - Annex A - Projects Tables ENTSOG, accessed February 4, 2021
  10. LNG Database Gas Infrastructure Europe, accessed December 6, 2019
  11. Jamison Cocklin, European Import Terminals Plan Expansions as U.S. LNG Volumes Grow Natural Gas Intel, December 6, 2019
  12. Qatar Petroleum signs deal with Engie-owned French LNG terminal, Reuters, Feb. 20, 2020

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