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May
2015
50 years of LNG – 1977: the Edouard L.D., a larger capacity LNG carrier

50 years of LNG – 1977: the Edouard L.D., a larger capacity LNG carrier

At the end of the 1970s, the Group chartered a new LNG carrier, the Edouard L.D. For the next 30 years, she would carry liquefied natural gas on the same route from Arzew in Algeria to Brittany in Northern France. She was also the first to experiment successfully with transshipment.

11
May
2015
50 years of LNG– 1972: Fos Tonkin, an LNG terminal with an exemplary history

50 years of LNG– 1972: Fos Tonkin, an LNG terminal with an exemplary history

Developed in close collaboration with Algeria, the Fos Tonkin LNG terminal opened alongside the Canal du Rhône on November 6, 1972. Since then, this facility has received more than 5,500 liquefied natural gas carriers. It has played a crucial role in the emergence of the Mediterranean market for LNG.

28
Apr
2015
50 years of LNG – 1962-1965: construction of the first liquefied natural gas terminal at Le Havre

50 years of LNG – 1962-1965: construction of the first liquefied natural gas terminal at Le Havre

The Le Havre terminal was the first of its kind in France. Construction work began in 1962 with the aim of meeting 40% of the Paris region's annual consumption of gas. It was the destination for the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) supply chain between Algeria and France in March 1965.

20
Apr
2015
50 years of LNG – 1962: the first experiments on transporting liquefied natural gas onboard the experimental LNG carrier Beauvais

50 years of LNG – 1962: the first experiments on transporting liquefied natural gas onboard the experimental LNG carrier Beauvais

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has been the subject of GDF SUEZ Group research and testing for more than 50 years. It was the ship Beauvais that paved the way for the LNG industry in France, because she was used to conduct the first experiments in transporting LNG. She was therefore the first in a long line of LNG carriers operated by the Group.

17
Apr
2015
ENGIE LNG Solutions opens the first Liquefied Natural Gas filling station for trucks in the north of the Netherlands

ENGIE LNG Solutions opens the first Liquefied Natural Gas filling station for trucks in the north of the Netherlands

The first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) filling station for Dutch commercial vehicles in the north of the Netherlands was opened on April 8, 2015 at Leeuwarden. As a more eco-friendly and more economical fuel, natural gas now offers a realistic alternative to diesel.

16
Apr
2015
Le Mag Thailand special: contributing to economic growth and responding to the country's energy needs

Le Mag Thailand special: contributing to economic growth and responding to the country's energy needs

With 3% annual growth, Thailand is enjoying an economic boom, and is now the second most powerful Southeast Asian economy. The GDF SUEZ subsidiaries based here are involved in developing many projects in response to the country's growing energy needs. Find out more about the Group in Thailand.

13
Apr
2015
50 years of LNG – 1965: liquefied natural gas is shipped on the Jules Verne

50 years of LNG – 1965: liquefied natural gas is shipped on the Jules Verne

On March 28, 1965, the first cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to arrive in France docked at the Le Havre terminal: 35,000 m³ of liquefied methane at -160°C to provide natural gas for the Paris Region. It marked the beginning of the first LNG supply chain between France and Algeria, and the birth of an industrial adventure in which the Group has always been at the forefront.

13
Apr
2015
ENGIE, the pioneer in participative funding for renewables

ENGIE, the pioneer in participative funding for renewables

It's now 10 years ago that France's first wind park to be funded in this way was commissioned by ENGIE. Since then, the Group has developed a range of models for participative funding of renewable energy projects, and is now announcing the upcoming creation of a new crowdfunding platform called Green Channel. Around 10% of the Group's wind power capacity in France is already funded this way.

31
Mar
2015
ENGIE Lab Singapore launches the Powerz eco-responsibility app

ENGIE Lab Singapore launches the Powerz eco-responsibility app

The Powerz app launched on March 23, 2015 in Singapore encourages students and staff at Nanyang Technological University to play an active role in reducing their environmental footprint. The app was developed by ENGIE Lab Singapore in partnership with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as part of the EcoCampus program.

30
Mar
2015
Universal access to energy: the GDF SUEZ Foundation presents its initiatives in Dubai

Universal access to energy: the GDF SUEZ Foundation presents its initiatives in Dubai

The GDF SUEZ Corporate Foundation attended the 2015 Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD) on March 24, 25 and 26 this year to address the central theme of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.