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A second LNG terminal for Wilhelmshaven

WILHELMSHAVEN. The port site on the northwest coast of the Jade Bight is increasingly developing into an important energy hub for Germany. It was announced in early September that the companies Tree Energy Solutions (TES), E.on and Engie from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) had been chosen to jointly develop and implement the fifth floating storage and regasification terminal (FSRU) in Germany. It is also the second FSRU for Wilhelmshaven and is due to go into operation in 2025. The construction of the first FSRU is on schedule, and the pile driving works for 140 piles have already been done. The next step will see the remaining 53 piles driven in, the concrete parts for the jetty platform will be installed and a bridge element will be built as a link to the current transhipment facility at Voslapper Groden. Liquid gas is due to be fed from here into the German gas grid by the end of the year. Construction works began in East Frisian Friedeburg in August for a new pipeline roughly 26 kilometres in length to link the floating LNG terminal with the national gas grid. The Lower Saxony State Office for Mining, Energy and Geology (LBEG) in Hanover had already given planning permission in August for the construction and operation of the LNG pipeline from Voslapper Groden-Nord to the north of Wilhelmshaven to Netra, a natural gas pipeline system which starts from the Etzel gas storage facility at Friedeburg (Distict of Wittmund).

Credits: NPORTS/WOLFHARD SCHEER

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