(In the report of January 16, the last paragraph was adjusted, since the federal government does not operate the first terminal in Wilhelmshaven)
BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – The federal government has launched an operating company for the new liquefied natural gas terminals in northern Germany. The fully state-owned Deutsche Energy Terminal GmbH (DET) will “operate the five state-rented, floating LNG terminals (FSRU) at the Wilhelmshaven, Brunsbüttel, Stade and Lubmin locations,” said the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Monday evening. The company holds the charter contracts for the ships and is responsible for the technical and commercial operation of the terminals. For this purpose, we work together with experienced service providers. Peter Röttgen, who previously worked for energy suppliers and in the public sector as well as in associations, was appointed as managing director.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is delivered by ship from several regions of the world, converted back into gas and fed into the gas network. Among other things, Germany relies on LNG to replace missing Russian gas supplies and is building its own infrastructure at high speed.
In Lubmin on the Baltic Sea, the second German LNG terminal for liquefied natural gas officially went into operation on Saturday – after the first in Wilhelmshaven in Lower Saxony. A terminal is also planned in Lubmin, as well as in Stade and Brunsbüttel. A second plant is to follow in Wilhelmshaven./tos/DP/nas