The LNG market is in a state of constant evolution. The Covid-19 health and economic crisis has complicated the picture even further. The Fluxys Group and Dunkerque LNG, one of its subsidiaries, are constantly adapting in line with market fluctuations and customer expectations. Pierre Dumont, Head of Corporate Commercial LNG at Fluxys, explains.
Dunkerque LNG and its territory
For Dunkerque LNG, integration of the terminal into the surrounding region is a natural development. With the exception of the current health crisis, visits and open days are regularly organised. For the first half of 2021, the focus has been on workshops in schools. These fun and educational workshops allow children to understand what LNG is used for and how an LNG terminal works. Let’s have a look at a CM1-CM2 class during a workshop.
Operations and major projects
Always keen to provide its customers with new services, in 2020, Dunkerque LNG invested €700,000 in modifications to its jetty. It can now accommodate the small bunkering vessels that supply LNG-powered commercial vessels, such as container ships and ferries. On 28 April, the teams at the Dunkerque LNG terminal received one of these small ships for the first time. Luc Warzee, Technical Director at Dunkerque LNG, tells us about this achievement.
After completing his internship at Gaz-Opale, the Dunkerque LNG terminal operator, Yannick Paccou chose to do his work placement there as an operations engineer. Now 23 years old, he divides his time between the terminal and his engineering school, the INSA Centre Val de Loire, in Bourges. Yannick Paccou shares his journey with us.