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    Construction to start this week on German liquefied gas terminal


    September 19, 2022 - dpa English

     

      Schwerin, Germany (dpa) - German firm Deutsche ReGas plans to start work on the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Lubmin in the north-east of the country on Tuesday, the company announced.

      Lubmin is one of several coastal locations where LNG delivered by ship is to arrive on land in order to replace the supply of Russian natural gas, which has been completely cut off due to the repercussions of the war in Ukraine.

      The construction will be aimed at upgrading the industrial port, which has so far only been used by smaller ships, and creating a secure berth, the company said on Monday.

      The first gas is to be delivered via the privately financed terminal as early as December, the firm said.

      The LNG will be brought from large tankers anchored off Lubmin to the port with smaller shuttle ships and then fed it into the existing gas network.

      Lubmin is also where the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea gas pipelines arrive from Russia - but no Russian gas is currently flowing through them.

      The cut in deliveries of cheaper Russian gas has driven energy prices far higher in Germany and fuelled record inflation.

      German energy company RWE and the Norwegian company Stena-Power also plan to build a floating gas terminal in Lubmin.

      The terminal chartered by the government should be ready for operation by the end of 2023.

      Economy Minister Robert Habeck, who has been responsible for dramatically changing Germany's energy sources, is set to visit Lubmin on Monday.

      # Notebook

      ## Internet links - [Press release, in German](http://dpaq.de/LkBZp)

      ## Locations - [Lubmin industrial port](Am Hafen 10, 17509 Lubmin, Germany)

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