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    Hanseatic LNG Terminal Plans Open Season


The terminal already has nine players expressing interest in capacity.

by: William Powell

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Hanseatic LNG Terminal Plans Open Season

Hanseatic Energy Hub is planning to launch the open season for its proposed LNG import terminal in Stade on the River Elbe in Germany later this year, it said September 1.

It said nine global market players had expressed interest in capacity in the planned terminal and it is now engaging with the wider market.

Commercial and regulatory affairs director Danielle Stoves said the project would allow its customers to “optimise LNG portfolios through deliveries into Europe whilst choosing a terminal which aims to minimise environmental impact.”

The terminal will be on a brownfield site on the Dow industrial park allowing a zero-emission terminal to be possible. It will have a jetty for large scale vessels up to QMax size as well as a dedicated jetty for small scale vessels allowing customers to take advantage of the proximity to the port of Hamburg for bunkering. The terminal will also offer LNG truck-loading and rail-loading facilities, helping to provide access to LNG to the mobility market and customers without access to pipeline gas.

The short distance to tie into the gas network and considerable local gas demand add to the advantages of this terminal, it said. Project manager Urban Stojan said the terminal offers potential for future energy solutions beyond LNG “including eg hydrogen. The site is also ideally situated next to potential large gas storage (caverns) which allow for future development, increasing the optionality for our customers.”