Independent energy supply: LNG terminal in Lubmin completed

Germany is making decisive progress in securing its energy supply: The LNG terminal in Lubmin in western Pomerania is now ready for use.

Independent energy supply: LNG terminal in Lubmin completed

Germany is making decisive progress in securing its energy supply: The LNG terminal in Lubmin in western Pomerania is now ready for use. The special ship for converting liquid natural gas into the gaseous state is already arriving at the port of Mukran on the island of Rügen.

According to the gas network operator Gascade, the connection to the European long-distance gas network required for the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the western Pomeranian town of Lubmin is ready for use. The connection line for the private LNG project of the operator Deutsche Regas was completed in just a few weeks and can go into operation in December, Gascade announced in Kassel.

The FSRU special ship (Floating Storage Regasification Unit) required to convert the imported, heavily cooled liquefied natural gas into the gaseous state arrived last Wednesday in the port of Mukran on the island of Rügen. From December, the "Neptune" will be used as a floating terminal on the mainland in Lubmin near Greifswald. According to Gascade, the ship can feed into the now-completed 450-meter-long pipeline, which in turn connects to the landing station of the Opal (Baltic Sea Pipeline Link) and NEL (North European Natural Gas Pipeline) long-distance pipelines.

"The project was very demanding in terms of time and we are proud to be able to make our contribution to security of supply for Germany and Europe this winter," said Gascade project manager Stefan Petter. However, in order for the LNG terminal in Lubmin to be able to start up on December 1st - as originally planned - all the necessary permits must be granted. This is not the case yet.

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