Uniper and Titan LNG have signed an MoU to develop a user-friendly technical interface & commercial products for small-scale LNG players from the Wilhelmshaven FSRU.
The terminal in Wilhelmshaven, Germany will enable the loading of small LNG seagoing vessels and barges and several truck loading bays are planned to enable the onward transport of LNG by road.
The MoU between the two companies is to accelerate the growth of LNG as a fuel in the downstream markets for industry, road fuel and shipping fuel in Germany.
With its proximity to the Jade Weser Port, Bremerhaven and the German Bight, Wilhelmshaven is a very suitable location to supply LNG for all downstream markets and in particular for marine fuels. Wilhelmshaven is the only German site with a deep-water port and is ideally located with regard to the existing pipeline and gas storage infrastructure.
The FSRU will have a natural gas send-out capacity of 10 billion m3 per year and an LNG storage capacity of more than 263,000 m3. The terminal is scheduled to go into operation in the second half of 2022.
Keith Martin, member of the executive board and CCO of Uniper SE, says: ‘The agreement with an experienced and established market player in the small-scale LNG sector such as Titan LNG is another important step for the FSRU Wilhelmshaven project.
‘With Wilhelmshaven, we offer a first-class location for supplying the shipping and road fuel markets with LNG. With this cooperation, the FSRU Wilhelmshaven project can make an important contribution to reducing CO2 and pollutant emissions.’