Weekly HEG Global Energy Digest
France’s EDF in race to convert Cordedmais plant from coal to biomass:
French utility EDF aims to convert its 1,200-megawatt (MW) Cordemais coal-fired power plant by spring 2022 into one that burns pellet fuel made from discarded wood, giving the unit a new lease of life.
If successful, the process – known as Ecocombust – could be exported and adapted to other coal plants, saving jobs, while Cordemais would boost France’s security of supply in winter.
But EDF must convince the government by autumn that the project is financially and environmentally viable. French grid operator RTE is also expected to determine by April whether the plant is surplus to requirements.
In its long-term energy plan, France has laid out moves to phase out electricity generation from coal by 2022, with the goal of decarbonizing energy production by 2050.
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Belgium expecting two Qatari LNG cargoes in early April
The Fluxys-operated Zeebrugge liquefied natural gas terminal in Belgium is scheduled to receive two cargoes of the chilled fuel from Qatar.
The first of the two cargoes is being transported onboard the 216,200-cbm Q-Flex LNG carrier Al Sahla. The vessel is scheduled to dock at the Zeebrugge LNG terminal on April 4.
The second cargo is scheduled to dock at the terminal several days after the first, on April 9. It is being delivered onboard the LNG tanker Golar Frost, capable of carrying 160,000 cubic metres of the chilled fuel.
The Zeebrugge LNG terminal, that mainly imports LNG from Qatar, has an annual throughput capacity of nine billion cubic meters of natural gas.
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