Gasunie expects to complete Eemshaven LNG work by December 11

Dutch gas transmission network operator Gasunie is now expecting to complete maintenance work at its new LNG import hub in the Dutch port of Eemshaven by December 11.

Gasunie’s unit and the terminal operator, EemsEnergyTerminal, previously said the maintenance would last from November 22 up to and including November 29.

A Gasunie spokeswoman told LNG Prime late on Monday that “various work” took place at the terminal during the period of November 22-29.

This includes completing the connection between the two chartered FSRUs which are serving the terminal.

The units include Exmar’s 26,000-cbm barge-based FSRU Eemshaven LNG and the 170,000-cbm Energos Igloo, previously known as Golar Igloo. A joint venture of asset manager Apollo and US LNG firm NFE owns Energos Igloo.

“Now we are continuing work on the heat connection,” the spokeswoman said.

“This work is expected to be completed by December 11. Around that time, we will also receive another LNG tanker,” she said.

The spokeswoman added that Gasunie expects the terminal to reach full production by January.

The new terminal with a capacity of about 8 bcm per year started delivering regasified LNG to the Dutch grid in September in record time as European countries look to slash reliance on Russian pipeline gas and boost energy security.

According to EemsEnergyTerminal, the LNG terminal received its tenth LNG vessel last month, roughly equal to one billion cubic meters of natural gas.

Shell booked 4 bcm while CEZ took 3 bcm of the Eemshaven terminal’s total capacity. France’s Engie secured the remaining 1 bcm of capacity.

The Eemshaven LNG hub is the first FSRU-based facility in the Netherlands and the country’s second LNG import facility after Gate, located in Rotterdam and owned by Gasunie and Vopak.

Gasunie is also working to further boost the regasification capacity in the European country besides these two terminals.

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