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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.