First FSRU for Germany reaches Rügen

By Keefe Borden25 November 2022

The Neptune has reached the port of Mukran, where it is scheduled to be transferred to the port of Lubmin (Photo: Höegh LNG.)

Deutsche ReGas, the developer of the LNG import terminal in the German port of Lubmin, announced the country’s first FSRU had arrived on the island of Rügen.

The Neptune will wait at the port of Mukran before its final transfer to the industrial port of Lubmin. It is the first floating storage & regasification unit intended for use at a floating LNG terminal in Germany, Deutsche ReGas said.

“With the NEPTUNE, all the necessary components are now in the region to technically complete the LNG terminal in the near future. Of course, commissioning can only take place once all the necessary permits have been obtained,” said Stephan Knabe, chairman of Deutsche ReGas GmbH.

While at the Mukran port, the company will reduce her draft from 9.6 to 5.2 meters and install a pipe adapter to connect the FSRU to the onshore pipe system in Lubmin.

Deutsche ReGas has chartered the NEPTUNE from TotalEnergies under terms of an agreement announced in July. Deutsche ReGas is developing the “Deutsche Ostsee” LNG terminal in Lubmin. Starting in December, the company plans to feed the terminal 4.5 billion m³ of natural gas each year into Germany’s long-distance natural gas network. The LNG terminal “Deutsche Ostsee” is privately financed and the FSRU and all other ships are chartered by Deutsche ReGas.

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