German LNG Terminal, a joint venture between Gasunie, Vopak and Oiltanking, will submit the planning application for the port for its planned import terminal in Brunsbüttel, Germany, by 30 June 2021.
The application, to be submitted to the office for transport planning approval in Kiel, will cover a jetty with two berthing facilities for ships up to Q-Max size and facilities for distributing LNG by trucks, rail tank cars and smaller ships.
The JV also plans to use the documents submitted as part of the application as the basis for permission for the terminal itself. The terminal will have two 165,000 m³ LNG tanks and an LNG regasification unit with the capacity to feed up to 8 billion Nm3 of natural gas into the grid annually. German LNG Terminal says that the terminal will play a major part in importing climate-neutral liquid energy sources into Germany, to help the country achieve its climate goals. The JV is finalising binding capacity bookings with potential clients.
‘After the EU Commission’s approval of exemption a month ago, this is another important milestone for the overall project,’ says Rolf Brouwer, managing director of German LNG Terminal. ‘It is not only an important step towards realising the LNG terminal in Brunsbüttel, but also towards building infrastructure for supplying increasing volumes of climate-neutral energy sources and fuels.’