Taking a walk at a tanker terminal
Before starting the visit, let’s stop to spend some time on a diagram of how a tanker terminal works.
A tanker terminal transforms liquified natural gas (LNG) into natural gas. Several stages must take place in order for this to occur (blue path on the diagram). First, the LNG is extracted from tanks on the tanker vessel using unloading arms, and is then transferred to reservoirs. Afterwards, it is pumped, its pressure increased, and it arrives in the gasifiers where it is turned from liquid into gas. After being odorized, it is sent to the gas transportation network.
Throughout the process, the LNG (at -160°C) evaporates. It must therefore be disposed of or turned back into liquid and reintroduced into the LNG flow (red path on the diagram).
About the GDF SUEZ Golden Mission
The GDF SUEZ Golden Mission, a round-the-world look at GDF SUEZ’s business lines. The Golden Mission is an exceptional work experience program for 4 young graduates who are interested in, and motivated by the energy and environment business lines. Split into pairs, they visit several countries over 4 months, meeting with GDF SUEZ staff and discovering our business lines. To complete their mission, they share their experiences and encounters on an online blog.
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