The Dunkerque LNG terminal, built by the Italian-Argentinian group Techint Engineering & Construction and considered by all measures the largest in Europe, has received its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment. In occasion of this event, which signified the completion of construction of the terminal, a special ceremony was held. Commercial activities will start in September, following an overall investment of over €1 billion. Located in Northern France, the new terminal has a capacity of 13 bcm/year of natural gas, and, through 2 separate pipelines, it is directly connected to French and Belgian markets. "The shipment’s arrival," said Paolo Videla, Techint CEO, "concludes an important journey for a strategic project for the entire European gas marklet, and also rappresents an important development opportunity for the region."