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A tale of two European markets

Uniquely located to two key markets, the largest LNG terminal in continental Europe promises to put itself on the global LNG map by improving competition within the market and securing supply across the continent.

The Dunkerque LNG terminal in the Port of Dunkirk will have an annual regasification capacity of 13 billion m3 of gas, which represents around 20% of France and Belgium’s annual natural gas consumption – making it the largest terminal in continental Europe.

Additionally the terminal will also be able to accommodate the world’s largest LNG tankers in France at the western outer harbour from a jetty that can accommodate Qmax methane tankers with a capacity of 266,000 m3.

Following the projects inception in 2005, when EDF investigated possible sites for a new LNG terminal in France, it is expected that the first ship will arrive at the terminal’s port in October 2015 and that the terminal will be fully operational on schedule at the end of the year.

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