Reganosa takes part in assisting the start of operations at the Dunkirk LNG Terminal, in northwest France, a facility developed by an alliance of renowned stakeholders in Europe's energy sector, and whose execution as a turnkey project is carried out by a temporary joint venture comprised by Techint & SENER. This is the first international contract awarded to the Galician company since the creation of its branch, Reganosa Servicios, conceived to offer consultancy and knowledge in the global market.
Reganosa is a company based in Mugardos (A Coruña) that manages the regasification plant at the port of Ferrol and a part of Spain's core network of gas pipelines (more than 130 kilometres). It takes care of the transmission and regasification of natural gas and has been designated as a Transmission System Operator by the Spanish Ministry of the Economy and Industry, with the support of the European Commission.
The regasification terminal at Dunkirk, situated in the city port, has three tanks holding 190 000 cubic metres. The plant is capable of delivering 13 billion cubic metres of gas per year, amounting to close to 20 % of the combined consumption of France and Belgium.
The investment made in the project is above 1 billion Euros. This mobilisation of resources, that makes it the second most important industrial project in France, has been possible thanks to the involvement of powerful stakeholders in the energy sector: Électricité de France (EDF), holding a 65 % stake; the Belgian operator Fluxys (25 %); and the Total Group (10 %).
This plant is a key to guaranteeing a secure supply of energy to Europe. As soon as it starts regular operations, it will substantially improve competition in the supply of gas in the context of a strong dependence of European countries on Russia, which serves gas through pipelines.
Reganosa is posting a team of seven technicians to Dunkirk. For six months they will be in charge of consulting for the management of the plant until the local staff acquire the necessary experience to operate the facilities. The first team members have already arrived at their destination, and the remainder shall soon join them.
The knowledge acquired by the staff at Reganosa, after nine years of managing their regasification plant and pipeline network, sets them in a privileged position to operate in the international market. This recognition is proven by the fact that its services have been requested for an initiative led by outstanding groups such as EDF, Fluxys, and Total; an energy project which today is the largest ongoing in Europe.
Reganosa Servicios awaits the results of new internationals tenders to which it has been invited to bid. The growth in activity expected in the field shall drive increased job opportunities for highly-qualified personnel.