Gasunie, Vopak and Oiltanking are creating a joint venture to build, own and operate an LNG import storage terminal in northern Germany.
The consortium are in the process of establishing the JV German LNG Terminal, which will provide LNG distribution services. To attract interest, and to establish a detailed insight in customer demand, an open season has been launched.
The terminal offers the opportunity to further diversify Germany’s sources of gas supply and facilitates access to LNG as an alternative, low emission fuel for ships and trucks.
The terminal is currently focusing on Brunsbüttel, which benefits from its proximity to the port of Hamburg and other industrial companies in the region.
The start of the open season, on January 17, marks an important milestone in the development of Germany’s first LNG terminal. The facility offers discharge and loading of LNG ships, storage of LNG, regasification and send out into the natural gas network and LNG distribution via trucks and barges.