Dunkerque LNG awards EPC for LNG terminal

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 14
-- Dunkerque LNG, a subsidiary of Electricite de France SA (EDF), has awarded Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to develop a regasification terminal in Dunkerque in northern France.

The Dunkerque terminal will have three 190,000-cu m storage tanks and be able to produce 13 billion cu m/year of natural gas, according to the Sener announcement. Sener received the EPC contract as part of the TS LNG consortium, which consists of Sener and Techint.

The terminal will be equipped with a jetty, unloading arms and pipes, storage tanks, systems for regasification and gas emission, a boil-off gas recovery system, a flare stack, a seawater pump system for vaporization, auxiliary systems, and a series of offices, control buildings, safety facilities, and shops specifically designed for operations.

Within the TS LNG consortium, Sener will develop all of basic and detailed engineering, acquire equipment and build civil works, buildings, jetty, unloading pipes, and the regasification plant and coordinate with consortium in charge of tanks and tunnel. It will also conduct all commissioning and start-up of the terminal.

Construction will take 4 years, with the plant starting up in 2015.

As part of this consortium, Sener is also finalizing construction of the GATE LNG terminal in Rotterdam, with an export capacity of up to 16 billion cu m/year plus another 20% at peak, said the company, and with four storage tanks.

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