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Germany's LNG Import Terminal at Mukran Gets Regulatory Approval


Germany's Baltic Sea floating LNG import terminal at Mukran on the island of Ruegen has cleared the last regulatory hurdle after receiving its operating permits according to Deutsche ReGas.

  • The 13.5bcm Deutsche Ostsee terminal is to be received by floating storage and regasification units and fed into onshore gas transport networks.
  • Approvals were received under federal pollution laws and water laws in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. This follows the mechanical completion of the connecting pipeline to the German gas transmission network and arrival of the Energos Power FSRU in February.
  • The Energos Power is set to be accompanied by the relocation of a second FSRU from Lubmin to Mukran by the summer.
  • "Deutsche ReGas is making an even greater contribution to the secure supply of gas to eastern Germany, its eastern European neighbours and the industrial locations in southwest Germany," said a press release.
  • The Mukran project has faced local opposition from environmental groups suggesting wildlife and tourism could suffer from the new infrastructure. Court is set to hear claims from environmental groups on April 18.

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