August 17, 2023 [Riviera]- The El Musel LNG terminal in Gijón, Spain, received two ships in July as a precursor to the commercial commissioning of the terminal: 174,000-m3 vessels Cool Racer and Dorado LNG.
Endesa Energia conducts the LNG unloading, storage and loading operations at the terminal. Under the regulated access regime, El Musel will offer regasification services for the management of the terminal, and the truck loading service.
The commissioning of El Musel is a milestone for the start of commercial operations of the terminal, which is part of the Spanish government’s More Energy Security Plan.
For Endesa Energia, the allocation of El Musel’s logistics services offers it flexibility at a time when European terminals are overloaded. Furthermore, the LNG tanks provide storage capacity and the exclusive use of the terminal opens up new business opportunities.
In addition, Endesa Energía said it will provide the supply necessary for the optimal operation of the terminal, truck loading and injection into the transmission network.
The Gijón terminal could potentially contribute up to 8 billion cubic metres of LNG capacity per year to Europe’s security of energy supply. It can accommodate vessels between 50,000 m3 and 266,000 m3, has two LNG storage tanks of 150,000 m3, two truck loading bays and a maximum emissions capacity of 800,000 Nm³/h.
In February, Enagás and Reganosa signed an agreement whereby Enagás acquired Reganosa’s 130-km gas pipeline network and Reganosa 25% of the El Musel Terminal. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of the year, leaving the composition of the shareholders of the El Musel Plant at 75% Enagás and 25% Reganosa.
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