Yamal LNG and Fluxys have signed an agreement outlining the
parameters of cooperation on the transshipment of LNG,
supplied from an LNG plant on the Yamal Peninsula (Russia) at
Fluxys LNG terminal in Zeebrugge, Belgium.
Yamal LNG is building a natural gas liquefaction plant with
its first train scheduled to be commissioned in 2017.
The transshipment platform in Europe
will be an integral part of
the logistical chain, enabling LNG supply from Yamal to reach
the Asian-Pacific countries when winter navigation is closed
at the Arctic Ocean's Northern Sea Route, thus ensuring
year-round LNG supplies to this region.
The transshipment platform is an integral part of Yamal
LNGs logistical chain to bring LNG from the Yamal
Peninsula to the buyers," said Gabriel Brecque, shipping and
marketing director of Yamal LNG. "We see Fluxys as a reliable
partner and a knowledgeable expert, offering us long term
prospects of a mutually beneficial relationship."
Fluxys will now carry out all technical, permitting and
regulatory processes, with a view to provide LNG
If we succeed in attracting transshipment operations to
the Zeebrugge LNG terminal, this would be an important project
for Fluxys and the port of
Zeebrugge," said Walter Peeraer, managing director of Fluxys.
"It would bring along a considerable investment at the
terminal, link the facility to an additional source of LNG
and entail a significant volume of ship movements as