The El Musel LNG terminal in Gijón has obtained Endesa’s first vessel following the ultimate technical checks required earlier than the plant’s business commissioning, the 180 000 m3 capability Gaslog Warsaw.
On 31 July 2023, following the profitable completion of the capability allocation process (open season) carried out by Enagás, Endesa started operations as the corporate awarded the contract for the terminal’s logistics companies. This process attracted nice curiosity from shippers, who submitted 13 bids within the binding section.
The logistics companies provided for this infrastructure are LNG unloading, storage, and loading operations. Beneath the regulated entry regime, El Musel will solely provide minimal regasification service for the right administration of the terminal, in addition to the truck loading service.
In July, the terminal obtained two ships as a essential technical precursor to the business commissioning of the terminal: the Cool Racer, with a capability of 174 000 m3, and the Dorado LNG with the identical capability.
The commissioning of El Musel is a milestone for the beginning of business operations of the terminal, which is a part of the Authorities’s Extra Power Safety Plan, and can strengthen the safety of vitality provide in Europe.
The Gaslog Warsaw at El Musel LNG terminal
For Endesa, the allocation of the logistics companies provided by this infrastructure is a vital milestone. El Musel will provide Endesa flexibility at a time when European terminals are overloaded. Moreover, the LNG tanks present storage capability and the unique use of the terminal opens up new enterprise alternatives, all of which can contribute to strengthening Europe’s vitality safety.
As well as, Endesa Energía will present the provision essential for the optimum operation of the terminal, in addition to truck loading and injection into the transmission community.
The Gijón terminal might contribute as much as 8 billion m3/y of LNG capability to Europe’s safety of vitality provide. It’ll permit the berthing of vessels of between 50 000 – 266 000 m3, has two tanks of 150 000 m3 of LNG storage capability, two truck loading bays with a capability to load a most of 9 GWh/d, and a most emission capability of 800 000 Nm3/h.
On 28 February 2023, Enagás and Reganosa signed an settlement whereby Enagás acquired Reganosa’s 130 km fuel pipeline community and Reganosa 25% of the El Musel terminal. As soon as this transaction is accomplished, which is anticipated to be in 2H23, the composition of the shareholders of the El Musel Plant will likely be 75% Enagás and 25% Reganosa. This may make it potential to reap the benefits of synergies and work collectively on the companies provided by the terminal and on new potentialities for collaboration to strengthen safety of provide and advance the decarbonisation targets of Spain and Europe.
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