The LNG terminal in Lubmin, western Pomerania, was originally scheduled to go into operation on December 1st. This date is now discarded. Approvals are still pending, according to Deutsche Regas.
According to the initiators, the terminal for liquefied natural gas currently being built in Lubmin will probably not be ready for operation on December 1st. Rather, the conditions have been created "to complete the LNG terminal technically at short notice and put it into operation in December," said Stephan Knabe, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Regas.
Originally, the company had named December 1st - next Thursday - as the targeted start date. "Now we just have to wait for the permits and favorable weather and then we can start," Knabe was quoted as saying. Approvals are pending from the State Office for Agriculture and the Environment in Western Pomerania and the European Commission.
A large special ship, which is to receive the liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Lubmin and bring it back into the gaseous state, arrived in Mukran on Rügen last week and still has to be brought to Lubmin.