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Who we are


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TGE looks back on over 40 years of experience in the storage and handling of liquefied gases. Founded in 1980, we have delivered since then millions of cubic meters’ worth of storage and distribution facilities for liquefied gases. We started out as a small, privately owned company in Bonn, Germany, and have continuously expanded to become a major partner in the natural gas and petrochemical markets around the globe. Today, we are integrated in the CIMC Group as a worldwide EPC contractor for international projects.

  • 1980
Company was founded as Liquid Gas International (LGI), a privately owned company.
  • 1992

100% take-over by Tractebel Engineering and company name changes to Tractebel Gas Engineering (TGE).

  • 1995

Introduction of ECT technology to Taiwan and contract for the design of 80 ECT storages.

In the same year TGE opens its second office in Shanghai

  • 1996

Contract for first cryogenic LPG storage in P.R.China.

  • 2001

Entrance into LNG business through the execution of the Sines LNG Terminal Project for Tractebel

  • 2006

Management buy-out with company name change to TGE Gas Engineering

  • 2007

Spin-off of TGE Marine Gas Engineering (offshore activities) and TGE Gas Engineering (onshore activities)

  • 2008

TGE Gas Engineering becomes a member of the CIMC group


  • 2011

TGE acquires the tank design company Technodyne International Limited

  • 2016

TGE signs the first LNG project in Russia and opens an office in Saint Petersburg

  • 2017

TGE opens a technical office in Munich, Germany

  • 2020

Commissioning of the world’s largest Ethane/Propane storage tank in Ningbo, China.

  • 2020

TGE celebrates 40th anniversary

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Our Services

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From the initial concept to the finalized project: We provide the best solutions through the full EPC value chain – starting with the idea, bringing the project to life. As an EPC contractor, we offer a full range of integrated services to the global oil & gas production and processing industries.

TGE employs over 350 highly qualified, experienced engineers and specialists around the globe. They provide our partners with engineering services throughout all phases of a project, working in the fields of process design, HSE design, equipment, piping and structural, electrical and instrumentation and storage tanks – and, of course, project engineering.
From inquiries and orders to order processing, expediting, forwarding and shipping: TGE handles the entire process chain of project procurement, providing the best materials and services – on schedule and on budget. Our procurement strategy is globally oriented and based on experience, long-term relationships with key suppliers, and a deep understanding of global and local markets as well as local regulations and laws.
For TGE, construction begins with the unloading of materials on the site and ends after the no-load run tests of the installed equipment and systems with the commissioning of the plant. Our construction experts handle everything in between for you – management, coordination and supervision as well as subcontracting, fabrication, expediting and inspection.
Whether you want to invest in new liquefied gas facilities or power plants to meet global demands or intend to refurbish aging infrastructure: TGE delivers solutions that meet your requirements. As an EPC contractor, we execute complex engineering, procurement and construction projects for companies and governments around the world, even in remote and challenging locations.
As a globally active engineering contractor, we offer a wide range of products and services. The magnitude, complexity and required level of quality, precision and reliability of these projects are often extremely demanding. TGE’s project management ensures that all processes run smoothly and the result fulfills the highest demands
TGE’s EPC service for storage tanks utilizes state-of-the-art design tools and comprehensive expertise in the design of liquefied gas storage tanks. The tank concepts we provide include cryogenic storage tanks for import, export, buffer or distribution, earth-covered tanks (ECT) for pressurized liquefied gases, and horizontal bullet tanks and spheres for pressurized or semi-pressurized storage.


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Hongli Sun


  • Master of Chemical Engineering
  • Joined CIMC Group 1994
  • Managing Director TGE Shanghai since 2018
  • Appointed Managing Director (CEO) in 2023

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Yang Xiaohu

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Mr. Yang, was appointed as an Executive Director and General Manager on 27th October 2017. He graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, majoring in Vessel and Marine Engineering.

Mr. Yang joined CIMC as an Officer of the Quality Control Department of Shanghai CIMC Reefer Containers Co., Ltd. in 1997 and held the position until 1999. He was then appointed as Sales Manager of CIMC Group’s Container Operation Department from 2000 to 2009. Mr. Yang was Deputy General Manager of the Company’s Sales and Marketing Department from April 2009 to April 2012. Afterwards, he became the Assistant to the General Manager of the company and held this position from May 2012 to March 2015. From April 2015 until December 2017 Mr. Yang was appointed as General Manager of Nantong CIMC Tank Equipment Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company. In addition Mr. Yang worked as the Deputy General Manager of the company from April 2015 to October 2017.

Hongli Sun


Graduated with a Master of Mechanical Engineering from South China University of Technology (SCUT) in 1994. Joined CIMC Group and participated the acquisition of TGE Gas Engineering. In 2013 appointed as Member of the Executive Board of Directors of TGE and Technodyne. Since 2018 Managing Director of Shanghai CIMC TGE Gas Engineering Co. Ltd., in 2023 appointed as CEO of TGE Gas Engineering and CEO of CIMC TGE Gasinvestments SA.

Director of the Supervisory Board
Tobias Puklavec

Director of the Supervisory Board

After having received his Dipl.-Ing. Degree in Industrial Engineering in 2003 Tobias started working as Quality Assurance Engineer, later as QHSE Manager at TGE. 2009 he became a Project Director at Gasfin Development, responsible for onshore LNG Production & Receiving Terminals. In 2015 TGE contracted him as Sales Manager for Europe, leading all proposals for the product line Terminals for LNG and Petrochemicals. With his rich experience gained in this position he was 5 years later promoted as Senior Head of Sales & Business Development. In this position he was responsible for the global Sales Team and all Sales and Customer related activities.


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We, the TGE Gas Engineering Group, through our technological expertise, will be a world-class provider of contracting solutions for the LNG and petrochemical industries!


We, the TGE Gas Engineering Group, create added value for,

  1. the society and investors in the LNG and petrochemical industry by providing safe and professional investment solutions targeting high quality, efficiency, and flexibility.
  2. the ecological partners and stakeholders through a trustworthy and open cooperation that is flexible and market oriented.
  3. the employees who are willing to make a long-term commitment to the group, by offering them a highly motivated, team spirited, friendly working environment with direct and open-minded communication.

Our Commitment

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TGE’s business is founded on its core competences of project management, engineering, procurement and construction excellence and strong partner integration, all infused by TGE´s fundamental company values. It is this combination not only of skills, but also ethical principles that enables us to sustain successful, long-term relationships with business partners based on trust and reliability. TGE´s management is dedicated to promoting a culture of compliance at the company. The cornerstone of the compliance system is our Code of Conduct; the implementation of which is carefully guided and monitored by the Compliance Officer. We require ethically and legally correct behaviour from our employees and encourage fair and respectful collaboration both within the company and between TGE and its partners. We believe our dedication to our corporate values will drive growth and prosperity not only for TGE and its shareholders, but also for TGE´s customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders.

TGE operates under an integrated management system (IMS) combining the requirements of

We have expressed our commitment to client satisfaction and continual improvement in all these areas in a combined “IMS policy”.
TGE IMS is applicable to the operating units Bonn including the office in Manchester and the operating unit Shanghai. It is also fully applicable on construction sites where TGE is in charge of erection. The product and services covered by the scope of the TGE IMS are defined by the type of service and contract and by the purpose of the delivered hardware.
In view of subcontracted works the scope of the TGE IMS is limited by TGE´s actual ability to exercise control and influence. This may depend on the project specific situation.


Employees & Workspace

Regardless of where TGE’s employees live and work, they are the key to TGE’s future growth and success. Recognizing the value that each employee brings to the company, we build on a corporate culture in which work-life balance, employee health, and professional development and training are central. Our goal is to ensure that each and every individual feels accepted and valued in the company – regardless of their position, gender or cultural background. For more information, please visit our Career site.

Corporate Volunteering

At TGE, we take social responsibility and encourage volunteer work and activities. Annual fundraising events such as the “TGE Tombola”, “TBAY for Charity” or “Christmas Wishes”, give the employees the opportunity to get involved socially and support local charities. Furthermore, TGE supports its employees to pursue a private volunteer activity by giving them time off from work for a certain number of hours.


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