Join our crew and become one of the 107,116 members that receive our newsletter.

Third Floating LNG Terminal Arrives In Germany

A general view of FSRU (Floating Storage and Regasification Unit) ship "Hoegh Gannet" in the harbour of Brunsbuettel, Germany January 20, 2023. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Third Floating LNG Terminal Arrives In Germany

Reuters
Total Views: 6196
January 21, 2023
Reuters

BRUNSBUETTEL, Germany, Jan 20 (Reuters) – A floating terminal to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) arrived in the German port of Brunsbuettel on Friday, the third such vessel to start up in recent weeks as Europe’s top economy is rushing to diversify away from former top supplier Russia.

The Hoegh Gannet vessel arrived at the Brunsbuettel Elbehafen port near Hamburg, allowing LNG carriers to land and their cargoes to be regasified in order to feed them into the German gas grid.

Read Also: Germany Charters FSRUs To Boost LNG Imports To Replace Russian Gas

“Floating LNG terminals enable the import of gas and thus strengthen Germany’s security of supply,” said Markus Krebber, chief executive of RWE RWEG.DE, which has spearheaded the project.

“The strong energy dependence of our country on Russian pipeline gas will end with the deployment of the special vessels.”

The first LNG cargo to be unloaded at the so-called floating storage and regasification unit – coming from Abu Dhabi National Oil ADNOC.UL – is scheduled to arrive at the end of January.

(Reporting by Fabian Bimmer; Writing by Christoph Steitz; editing by Matthias Williams)

(c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2023.

Unlock Exclusive Insights Today!

Join the gCaptain Club for curated content, insider opinions, and vibrant community discussions.

Sign Up
Back to Main
polygon icon polygon icon

Why Join the gCaptain Club?

Access exclusive insights, engage in vibrant discussions, and gain perspectives from our CEO.

Sign Up
close

JOIN OUR CREW

Maritime and offshore news trusted by our 107,116 members delivered daily straight to your inbox.

gCaptain’s full coverage of the maritime shipping industry, including containerships, tankers, dry bulk, LNG, breakbulk and more.