Uniper Intensifies LNG Plans with Japan’s Mitsui OSK for FSRU in Germany

FRANKFURT, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Energy group Uniper on Monday entered agreements with Japanese shipping group Mitsui OSK Lines to handle potential deliveries of liquefied natural (LNG) gas into Germany. Discussions about LNG have flared up recently as the German government wants to diversify away from pipeline gas arriving from Russia, Norway and the Netherlands. Suppliers, … [Read more...]

Germany May Boost Offshore Wind Auction Capacity 33% by 2030

By Brian Parkin (Bloomberg) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is bowing to industry pressure to boost Germany’s offshore wind capacity, already among the biggest in Europe. The government will assess how to boost offshore capacity to 20 gigawatts by 2030 from a planned 15 gigawatts, according to details in an energy law passed by the parliament on Friday. The … [Read more...]

Two Small Towns in Germany Vie to Make Trump’s LNG Dream a Reality

By Brian Parkin and Anna Shiryaevskaya (Bloomberg) -- Downstream from Hamburg, two small Elbe River ports are competing to build Germany’s first liquefied natural gas import terminal and help shake up Europe’s biggest gas market. Hugging opposite banks of the river before it arcs into the North Sea, Stade and Brunsbuettel are battling for federal approval and hundreds of … [Read more...]

Cybersecurity and Training Needs Inflate Cost of Germany’s MKS 180 Warships Even More

BERLIN, Sept 17 (Reuters) - A need for more cybersecurity features and plans for a training facility have driven up the projected cost of Germany's new multi-purpose MKS 180 warship programme by 700 million euros to around 5.2 billion euros ($6.1 billion), the Defence Ministry said on Monday. The projected cost had already been raised by 500 million euros last year. A … [Read more...]

Germany’s Uniper Says in Talks on Wilhelmshaven LNG Terminal

By Vera Eckert and Tom Käckenhoff FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF, Sept 17 (Reuters) - German utility Uniper is ready to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) into the country and distribute it should a terminal be built at Wilhelmshaven, close to its storage facilities, board member Keith Martin told Reuters in an interview. Martin said the company is in talks with a number of parties … [Read more...]