LNG ship “Energos Power” arrives at Rügen

Caption: Port of Neu-Mukran: The LNG tanker "Energos Power" has arrived on Rügen

The “Energos Power” has moored at the controversial LNG terminal in Mukran on the island of Rügen. As an FSRU, the ship will feed gas into the German grid in future.

There is talk on site of a kind of “undercover” operation. The special ship “Energos Power” is said to have been moved to the future LNG terminal without prior notice. The AIS signal is also said to have been switched off. [ds_preview]

However, now the special ship that is to serve as a floating LNG terminal (FSRU) has arrived. Following approval from the Office for Agriculture and the Environment, trial operations can now begin at the “Deutsche Ostsee” energy terminal in the industrial port of Mukran, announced Deutsche ReGas as the operator. The permit under water law is expected to be issued this week.

Deutsche ReGas starts trial operation on Rügen

The 295 m long “Energos Power” is the first of two regasification ships planned for the terminal. The tanker has already brought the first load of liquid gas with it. All shore- and ship-side systems are now to be tested and put into operation. The “Transgas Power” has already been chartered in. This FSRU was prepared for its deployment at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven and will soon be moored in Mukran.

Energos Power, LNG, FSRU, Rügen, Deutsche ReGas
Port of Neu-Mukran: The LNG tanker
The “Energos Power”
has arrived at Rügen

As planned, the “Neptune” will leave the port of Lubmin in the spring of this year and, following the necessary conversion work, will commence operations in the industrial port of Mukran in the summer. This means that the LNG shuttle service in the Greifswald Bodden to Lubmin will be discontinued, according to ReGas. The tanker “Seapeak Hispania” will also leave the roadstead in a few months.

The LNG terminal on Rügen is one of four locations where FSRUs will feed gas into the grid in future. For the terminals in Wilhelmshaven, Brunsbüttel and Stade, the German government has chartered in special tonnage on a long-term basis and left it to the local operators under contract.

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