GasNaturally Visits Dunkerque’s new LNG Terminal

On 4 September 2014 GasNaturally invited representatives of the European Commission, European Parliament and Member States to the second largest industrial work site in France, the nearly-completed Dunkerque LNG terminal. After presentations on both the terminal itself, and LNG transportation more generally, invitees had an opportunity to see the public exhibition centre – an area designed to engage the public in this important part of Europe’s energy mix. The subsequent site visit covered both  the ongoing construction, as well as finished sections of the terminal. The visit gave stakeholders a chance to view first-hand the infrastructure of LNG, as well as understand the processes involved that are essential to Europe’s energy security.

Some key facts about the LNG terminal:

  • Commercial operations are planned to begin November 2015
  • The terminal will have a capacity of 13 Billion M3 of gas
  • The terminal will boost port traffic by over 7%