• -163

     Temperature at which LNG is transported
    (Minus °c)

  • 237m

     Approx. volume of LNG exported in 2013 (mt)

  • 72%

     of global demand in Asia

  • 407

     LNG carriers in the fleet at the start of 2016

We provide an extensive range of commercial expertise and solutions along the entire LNG marine supply chain, to an increasing number of existing and new customers active in this rapidly-expanding and specialised sector.

LNG is natural gas refrigerated to its liquid state as a means of transportation and storage.  Demand for this clean fossil fuel continues to rise as it plays a significant role in the energy mix of developed nations and increasingly energy hungry emerging markets. New LNG supplies coming on-stream, new entrants and a growing trading activity are driving the demand for shipping and its associated infrastructure beyond its traditional model.

LNG vessels have specialized cryogenic handling equipment and cargo containment systems able to carry LNG cooled to -160° C. With a rapidly evolving LNG market, newer vessels are being designed and built to incorporate continuous technical innovations; noticeably increased cargo carrying capacity, more efficient hull designs and propulsion systems, enhanced cargo insulation and improvements of on-board liquefaction and re-gasification.

As a trusted strategic partner to a growing number of clients, we deliver the commercial intelligence and execution skills they need in order to make informed business decisions and realise their objectives.

Romain Grandbesancon
Head of LNG Shipping Projects

We benefit from a unique and significant global presence in the energy and merchant shipping sectors; we are leaders in newbuilding contracting, sale and purchase, financial services and market intelligence. The LNG commercial group's aim is to provide a complete service - directing the in-depth knowledge of our department, whilst leveraging from our other in-house expertise, to meet all of our clients' requirements.

More specifically, we provide hands-on expertise and guidance, working alongside our clients to ensure that their interests and objectives are best achieved.  We offer commercial execution skills in developing and implementing transactions, from vessel acquisition, chartering (spot, long-term and tendering) to specialised projects - covering all transactions throughout the vessel's life-cycle.

We are pioneers in the emerging small scale LNG shipping and infrastructure segment.

LNG OFFICES

Vessel types

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    Vessel type

    Q-Max LNG

    Typical Size

    220,000+ m3

    Typical Length

    345 (m)

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    Vessel type

    Q-Flex LNG

    Typical Size

    209,000 - 219,999 m3

    Typical Length

    315 (m)

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    Vessel type

    Upper Conventional LNG

    Typical Size

    145,000 - 208,999 m3

    Typical Length

    290 (m)

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    Vessel type

    Lower Conventional LNG

    Typical Size

    90,000 - 144,999 m3

    Typical Length

    277 (m)

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    Vessel type

    Med Max LNG

    Typical Size

    36,000 - 89,999 m3

    Typical Length

    260 (m)

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    Vessel type

    Small scale LNG

    Typical Size

    0-35,999 m3

    Typical Length

    137 (m)

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