German LNG project seeks planning permission
The consortium that wants to develop an LNG regasification terminal in Brunsbuettel aims to apply for planning permission for the project by the end of the month, it said on June 24.
The application will cover construction of a jetty with two berthing facilities for ships up to Q-Max in size, as well as facilities for distributing LNG by trucks, rail tank cars and smaller ships. In early June, the project secured an exemption on tariff and network access regulations from the European Commission, which the German LNG Terminal (GLT) group said would pave the way for commercial contracts to be finalised with customers.
"After the EU Commission’s approval of exemption a month ago, this is another important milestone for the overall project," GLT's managing director, Rolf Brouwer, commented. "It is not only an important step towards realising the LNG terminal in Brunsbuettel, but also towards building infrastructure for supplying increasing volumes of climate-neutral energy sources and fuels."
The terminal will import up to 8bn m3/year of gas and will store up to 165,000 m3 of LNG. GLT is a joint venture Dutch gas grid operator Gasunie, Dutch chemical storage firm Vopak and German logistics group Oiltanking.