Key date :
May 2010 to August 2015
Dunkirk, France, France
Description of the Project
In response to the needs for greater safety and more diverse means of energy supply in Europe, EDF launched the construction of a methane terminal at the Port of Dunkirk; the project will also increase liquefied natural gas (LNG) import capacity. Entrepose Contracting in JV with Bouygues Travaux Publics.
Work done and added value of our solution
Three 190,000-m3 cryogenic storage tanks were designed as a turnkey solution. These are among the largest cryogenic tanks in the world. They feature an inner hull in steel (9% nickel) that maintains gas at a temperature of 163°C below zero and an outer hull in prestressed concrete.