Deutsche ReGas starts work on Lubmin FSRU terminal

Deutsche ReGas has officially started the construction of its FSRU-based LNG terminal in the German port of Lubmin.

The German firm led by Ingo Wagner and Stephan Knabe said in a statement that construction on the first private German FSRU-based facility has started.

“This is an important milestone for our project, on which our international team of experienced LNG professionals has been working at full speed for months,” Knabe said in the statement.

The construction works would be aimed at upgrading the industrial port, which has so far only been used by smaller ships, and creating a jetty, the company said.

Deutsche ReGas confirmed it expects the Lubmin facility or Deutsche Ostsee to start delivering about 4.5 billion cubic meters per year from December 1.

In July, the firm revealed it signed a term sheet with French energy giant TotalEnergies under which the latter would provide an FSRU for the project.

It also recently submitted an application to Germany’s Federal Network Agency for an exemption from regulation.

Lubmin is the exit point for the German-Russian gas pipelines Nord Stream 1 and 2, which are not operating.

Deutsche ReGas previously said it could install two additional FSRUs to add more regasification capacity while its plans also include hydrogen.

Due to shallow waters at the location in Greifswalder Bodden, Deutsche ReGas aims to install a floating storage unit where LNG tankers with a capacity of up to 170,000-cbm would be able to dock.

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