Brunsbüttel FSRU Terminal
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Brunsbüttel FSRU Terminal is a proposed floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) terminal for LNG import in Brunsbüttel, Germany.
The terminal is proposed for Brunsbüttel near the Hamburg region.
- Location: Brunsbüttel, Germany
- Coordinates: 53.9140009, 8.9760945 (approximate)
- Capacity: 5 bcm/y
- Status: Proposed, pre-FID
- Type: Import
- Start year: 2023
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day; bcm/y = billion cubic meters per year
In April 2022, Daniel Guenther, state premier of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, told the Die Welt newspaper that an FSRU at Brunsbüttel would begin operating at the start of 2023 with a capacity of 5 bcm/y. "We are working at full speed on this ... Our goal is to get it done by the beginning of 2023. And we will achieve that," Guenther told Welt. The construction of a 2.5 kilometre pipeline is also required for the project which would start operating before the 8 bcm/y onshore Brunsbüttel LNG Terminal, scheduled for commissioning in 2025.
In May 2022, Germany signed contracts to rent four FSRU vessels provided by shipping companies Hoegh LNG and Dynagas. Two would be operated by utilities RWE and Uniper, one of which was intended for Wilhelmshaven FSRU Terminal (to begin by the end of 2022) and another for Brunsbüttel FSRU Terminal (to start up by early 2023). Other unloading sites that were under consideration included Rostock and Stade.
Articles and resources
- Report: Brunsbüttel FLNG terminal to start ops in 2023, Offshore Energy, Apr. 26, 2022
- "Germany Rents Floating LNG Hubs to Cut Reliance on Russian Gas". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2022-05-06.