Flogas Britain has been offered the much sought after ‘first-fill’ from the new Isle of Grain LNG terminal in Kent.
The National Grid-owned, Isle of Grain facility is the largest LNG terminal in Europe, with a capacity of 15 million tonnes per year, and unrivalled access to the European gas market.
The privilege of the first-fill is in recognition of Flogas’ importance to the National Grid as their biggest LNG customer, and reward for setting the pace of LNG distribution in the UK.
Taking place at 9am on Wednesday 11 November, the first-fill will see Flogas draw 20 tonnes of LNG, (the equivalent of 1/3GW of energy). Following the first-fill, Flogas will be taking 60 to 100 tonnes (1-1.5GW of energy) a day for distribution to major industrial manufacturing sites across the UK.
Rob McCord, Head of LNG at Flogas said: “The Isle of Grain facility is vital to our strategic growth, and to the growth of the LNG sector in the UK. To be offered first-fill is a real honour and one in which we are extremely proud.”
Flogas currently leads the field in converting high volume oil burning businesses to LNG, and has designed and developed the largest LNG conversion project ever seen in the UK. The Isle of Grain facility will allow Flogas to build on its current success, and continue to innovate and lead the LNG sector.
Such is the importance of LNG to Flogas - one of the UK’s leading liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) providers - it has created a specialist LNG team, dedicated to offering LNG solutions to UK businesses.
McCord concluded: “The future for LNG is very bright in this country, and we’re looking forward to working with National Grid and the Isle of Grain team to ensure that Flogas continue to be at the heart of the UK LNG market.”