Wilhelmshaven (dpa) – In Germany, the fast-tracked development of import terminals for liquefied pure fuel is selecting up pace in order that alternate options to Russian pipeline fuel will be created as shortly as attainable. Work on the deliberate floating terminal for liquefied pure fuel (LNG) started on Thursday in Wilhelmshaven on the German North Coastline when the primary pile was pushed in within the presence of Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck. It’s hoped that the primary tankers carrying deep-frozen LNG will dock on the new terminal by the tip of this yr. The LNG will then be heated there and fed into the fuel grid. LNG import terminals are additionally deliberate at different places in Germany, together with Stade in Decrease Saxony and Brunsbüttel in Schleswig-Holstein.
“We have a good chance of achieving something that is actually impossible in Germany: to build an LNG terminal within about ten months and to connect it to the German gas supply,” stated Economics Minister Habeck. He had already emphasised on Wednesday that Germany wished to make a “bold statement” with its speedy development of the terminals. Habeck stated that Germany had managed to order 4 ships on the world market, explaining that these can be obtainable on the finish of the yr, marking the earliest attainable time when LNG may very well be shipped on to Germany.
In accordance with Habeck, each effort should now be made to make sure that the infrastructure resulting in the ships is prepared when the ships arrive. The transported LNG may make an essential contribution to making sure that Germany will get by means of the subsequent winter in fine condition. The German authorities is planning a legislation to hurry up the development of LNG terminals.