Fosmax LNG acts quickly and openly in the event of partial or total terminal shutdown
Under certain circumstances, Fosmax LNG may have no choice but to suspend – whether partially or fully – activity at the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal. These are circumstances where force majeure applies.
During such events, Fosmax LNG puts in place all the necessary measures to minimise the impact on its customers and to ensure that the site returns to normal operation as quickly as possible.
What arrangements are in place for unloading vessels where Force Majeure or Notification of Operational Instructions apply?
Where Force Majeure or Notification of Operational Instructions apply, Fosmax LNG implements the following procedure:
- shippers not present at the terminal during the event concerned are not impacted. Deliveries previously notified are honoured, as long as they are still confirmed by shippers;
- in order to reabsorb the queue of cargoes, a new send-out profile is provided to affected shippers as quickly as possible;
- new docking instructions are notified to shippers affected by the event in respect of notices of arrival sequence.
05/07/22 : Send-out reduction from July 10th to July 11th due to a leakage upstream vaporizers
Send-out reduction to repair a leakage upstream vaporizers from July 10th to July 11th
Events occurring recently
04/02/19 : no send-out and no ship at berth from 04/02/2019 09:00 p.m. to 11/02/2019 12:00 a.m.
Due to staff strike, no send-out and no ship at berth from 04/02/2019 at 09:00 p.m. to 11/02/2019 at 12:00 a.m.
04/12/19 : reduction of send-out and no ship at berth from 04/12/2019 09:00 p.m. to 12/12/2019 08:00 p.m.
Due to staff strike, reduction of send-out and no ship at berth from 04/12/2019 at 09:00 p.m. to 12/02/2019 at 08:00 p.m.
16/12/19 : reduction of send-out from 16/12/2019 09:00 p.m. to 18/12/2019 06:00 a.m.
Due to staff strike, reduction of send-out from 16/12/2019 at 09:00 p.m. to 18/02/2019 at 06:00 a.m.
09/01/20 : reduction of send-out from 09/01/2020 06:00 a.m. to 12/01/2020 06:00 a.m.
Due to staff strike, reduction of send-out from 09/01/2020 06:00 a.m. to 12/01/2020 06:00 a.m.
13/01/20 : reduction of send-out from 13/01/2020 9:00 p.m. to 24/01/2020 9:00 p.m.
Due to staff strike, reduction of send-out from 13/01/2020 9:00 p.m. to 24/01/2020 09:00 p.m.
6/03/22 : reduction of terminal send-out from 06/03/2022 10:00 am to 07/03/2022 02:00 pm
Following GRTgaz demand (refer to notice GRTgaz AFMCA-2022-01), reduction of send-out from 06/03/2022 10:00am to 07/03/2022 02:00pm
23/04/22 : Send-out reduction due to emergency shutdown of one open rack vaporiser
Send-out reduction due to emergency shutdown of one open rack vaporiser from April 23rd to April 27th 06:00 am
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