Germany’s Merkel Puts on Tarnished Climate Crown to Open Baltic Sea’s Largest Wind Farm

By Brian Parkin and William Wilkes (Bloomberg) -- Angela Merkel will leave Brexit worries by the shoreline as she cuts the opening ribbon on a giant wind farm out in the Baltic Sea, a move that will do little to gloss over her tarnished reputation as Germany’s climate chancellor. The Arkona wind park, a joint venture of utility EON SE and Norway’s oil and gas giant … [Read more...]

World’s Largest LNG Bunkering Vessel Christened in Hamburg

Germany-based LNG bunker supplier Nauticor has christened the world’s largest liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel Kairos during a ceremony last week in Hamburg. The christening took place last Friday at the Hamburg Cruise Center Steinwerder before more than 250 invited guests. With a tank capacity of 7,500 m3, the MV Kairos is the world’s largest LNG bunker supply … [Read more...]

Small Town Near Hamburg Said to Be Likely Choice for LNG Plant

By Brian Parkin, Anna Shiryaevskaya and Vanessa Dezem (Bloomberg) -- A small port city near Hamburg is the leading choice of Angela Merkel’s government for the first liquefied natural gas terminal in Germany, according to people familiar with the thinking of senior ministers. The town on the Elbe River, Brunsbuettel, is competing with rival bids from the city of Stade and … [Read more...]

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...]