Technip Energies Loading Systems will supply a Marine Loading Arm to TotalEnergies as part of the Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) project in Le Havre, France. The offloading solution will be installed on Bougainville dock in Le Havre and will consist of a Marine Loading Arm to transfer regasified liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the proposed Floating Storage and Regasification Unit to the shore.
This project was initiated by TotalEnergies and the French Minister of Ecological Transition, following the geopolitical context in order to strengthen France’s energy independence by increasing LNG imports by ship and ultimately mitigate the impact of a potential reduction of gas deliveries by pipeline. The FSRU project in Le Havre could allow France to increase its regasification capacity by around 5 bcm/y(1), which corresponds to the average annual gas consumption of more than 4 million households in France.
The Marine Loading Arm will be designed, manufactured and tested at Technip Energies Loading Systems plant in Sens, France.
Bertrand Chupin, Vice-President of Technip Energies Loading Systems, commented: “We are very proud to have been selected by TotalEnergies for this strategic project in Le Havre. Through this fast-track project, we are contributing to the acceleration of French energy independence while providing a French supply chain. In the current geopolitical context, LNG is definitely a solution to address both energy independence and decarbonization agendas. ”
(1) Billion cubic meters per year