Deutsche ReGas gets operating permit for Mukran FSRU terminal

German LNG terminal operator Deutsche ReGas has received an operating permit for its FSRU-based LNG import facility in Germany’s port of Mukran.

The “Deutsche Ostsee” terminal received its permit in accordance with Section 4 Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) and Section 17 Federal Water Act (WHG) from the State Agency for Agriculture and Environment (StALU) of Western Pomerania, according to a statement by Deutsche ReGas.

Once fully commissioned, the LNG terminal will have a capacity of up to 13.5 billion cbm of gas annually to be fed into the EUGAL/OPAL and NEL gas pipeline networks.

In this way, Deutsche ReGas is making an even greater contribution to the secure supply of gas to eastern Germany, its eastern European neighbors, and the industrial locations in southwest Germany, the firm led by Ingo Wagner and Stephan Knabe claims.

“As a privately financed company, we have realized the development of our second terminal in eastern Germany at an impressive pace. This is the result of great cooperation with our local partners and with the wider energy sector,” Wagner said.

Knabe added that the Deutsche ReGas team “is once again making LNG history with this milestone.”

“Never before has a company brought to operations two LNG terminals at different locations within just two years,” he said.

Two FSRUs

Last month, Deutsche ReGas received the first LNG tanker at its FSRU-based LNG import facility in Mukran as part of the commissioning phase.

The 2015-built 161,870-cbm, Maran Gas Alexandria, owned by Greece’s Maran Gas and Qatar’s Nakilat, delivered the cargo from from Equinor’s Hammerfest LNG export plant in Norway to the 2021-built 174,000-cbm, Energos Power, in Mukran on the island of Rugen.

In June last year, Deutsche ReGas signed a deal with the German government to sub-charter the FSRU delivered in 2021 by Hudong-Zhonghua and owned by US-based Energos Infrastructure.

Deutsche ReGas took over the charter of Energos Power in October last year.

Energos Power will work along the FSRU Neptune in Mukran as part of the second phase of the LNG terminal.

Deutsche ReGas officially launched its Lubmin FSRU-based LNG import terminal, first private LNG terminal in Germany, in January last year.

It chartered the 2009-built 145,000-cbm, FSRU Neptune, from French energy giant TotalEnergies for this project.

Deutsche ReGas recently said it expects Neptune to arrive in Mukran in the beginning of summer.

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