DET: work starts on new Brunsbuttel LNG jetty

Germany’s Brunsbüttel Ports has officially started building a new dedicated jetty which will host the 170,000-cbm FSRU Hoegh Gannet, according to state-owned LNG terminal operator Deutsche Energy Terminal.

Hoegh Gannet is currently located at the Brunsbüttel Port’s existing dangerous goods berth in Brunsbüttel’s Elbehafen port and the new jetty is being built to the west of this location.

DET, the operator of the Elbehafen LNG terminal, previously said that the existing location of the FSRU is temporary and the FSRU will be relocated once the dedicated jetty is completed.

Elbehafen Energy Port & Logistics (EEPLG) recently won an approval from the government to start building the jetty.

Officials from DET, Brunsbüttel Ports, and the government gathered on Thursday to celebrate the “first ramming of the new pier”, DET said.

Upon completion of its new jetty, Höegh Gannet will be able to convert liquefied natural gas from LNG carriers “more smoothly”, to feed it into the German gas grid, DET said.

“This increases capacities and leads to better planning and security for the energy supply to households, industry, and commerce,” it said.

“At the same time other users will gain back space on the current harbor quay that they were able to use before – which is important for the processing companies in the adjoining ChemCoast Park,” DET said.

DET did not say when it expects to move the FSRU to the new jetty.

DET work starts on new Brunsbuttel LNG jetty
Image: Brunsbüttel Ports

Four FSRU terminals

Hoegh Gannet received its first LNG tanker on February 14 last year from UAE’s Adnoc and the second tanker from the US on April 22.

Besides this FSRU-based LNG terminal, DET operates the Wilhelmshaven 1 terminal and it is working to commission the Stade FSRU-based facility.

Last month, the 174,000-cbm FSRU Energos Force arrived at the AVG jetty in Germany’s Stade.

DET also plans to launch its second Wilhelmshaven FSRU-based facility later this year and this terminal will feature Excelerate’s FSRU Excelsior.

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