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RWE hands over LNG terminal in Brunsbüttel to the federal government

Caption: Aerial view of the Brunsbüttel Elbe port, where the FSRU "Hoegh Gannet" is moored (© GVSH)

Around ten months after the first LNG import, RWE hands over the terminal in Brunsbüttel to the federal company Deutsche Energy Terminal (DET) as planned.

After regasification, liquefied gas from LNG tankers is fed into the German gas grid via a so-called Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU). DET is the operator of the FSRU terminal under licensing law and is also responsible for its capacity marketing.

“Hoegh Gannet” supplies gas from Brunsbüttel

RWE chartered the LNG tanker “HoeghGannet” on behalf of the German government after the start of the Russian war of aggression in February 2022 and built the corresponding infrastructure in the Elbe port in order to strengthen Germany’s security of supply and reduce its dependence on Russian pipeline gas.

The project was realized in record time and transferred to regular operation by RWE in the course of 2023.
into regular operation. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been imported directly to Germany via Brunsbüttel since the beginning of 2023. As planned, DET has now taken over the LNG infrastructure and sole operational management.

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