Elengy’s LNG terminals shut down due to strike

French LNG import terminal operator, Elengy, a unit of Engie’s GRTgaz, said that the company’s three LNG facilities will not provide any services due to a strike of its staff.

“The total shutdown of the three Elengy terminals started today at 1pm,” a spokeswoman for Elengy told LNG Prime via email on Monday.

There will be no unloading and no sendout to the grid.

The shutdown will last until the next union general assembly scheduled for March 14, according to the spokeswoman.

She did not provide any additional information regarding the matter.

Workers are protesting over the French government’s pension reform.

Elengy operates the Fos Tonkin and Fos Cavaou LNG terminals on the Mediterranean coast, and the Montoir-de-Bretagne facility on the Atlantic coast.

According to Elengy, record 329 ships called at its three LNG facilities last year, while the firm injected some 226 TWh into the grid.

Besides these three LNG terminals, France also has the Dunkirk LNG import terminal, while TotalEnergies expects to launch the country’s first FSRU-based facility in Le Havre later this year.

Dunkerque LNG, the operator of the Dunkirk LNG facility led by Belgium’s Fluxys, said in a note it declared force majeure due to a strike as well.

Starting on March 7 from 06:00 CET, the terminal’s jetty and the truck loading bay will not be available for a period of 48 hours, it said, adding that the delivery capacity is reduced to the “minimum”.

(Updated to say that a strike has also affected operations at the Dunkirk LNG facility.)

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