OPERATING EXPERIENCE AT THE LNG TERMINAL OF FOS-S/MER

EXPERIENCE TIREE DE L'EXPLOITATION DU TERMINAL METHANIER DE FOS-S/MER

The LNG terminal of Fos-S/Mer was commissioned in 1972, with the aim of regasifying 40,000 million kWh per year of LNG, originating at Skikda in Algeria, and of supplying the South-Eastern region of France with natural gas at a pressure of 67.7 bar; surplus gas from the region being put at the disposal of the national network. It is the second terminal to be set-up in France; the first came into service at Le Havre in 1965 with an annual nominal capacity of about 6,000 million kWh. The purpose of this paper is to consider what has been learnt over the 7 years during which the methane terminal has been in operation at Fos-S/Mer. The paper points out how operation and maintainance were improved as well as reduction of losses and higher vaporisation rates. Finally the paper gives some data on the terminal reliability which was substantially increased.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper 14, Session 2 of the 6th Conference, 7-10 April 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Conference of Liquefied Natural Gas

    Kyoto,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Coussy, B
    • Chevalier, L
  • Publication Date: 1980

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330919
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM