Gas receiving station of the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline in Lubmin
Photo: Stefan Sauer / dpa
The medium-sized company Deutsche Regas wants to import liquefied natural gas in Lubmin on a large scale - with a floating LNG terminal.
According to the company, which is backed by investor Ingo Wagner and management consultant Stephan Knabe, the plan is to feed up to 4.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually into the German transmission network from December.
The special ship required for this has already been secured.
Due to the relatively low water depth of the Greifswalder Bodden, the gas is initially to be temporarily stored on a tanker and brought ashore by smaller ships.
The "Tagesspiegel" had previously reported on the project.
"It was clear to us relatively quickly that there would sooner or later be a gas shortage," Knabe told the newspaper.
Mayor hopes for jobs in Lubmin
The mayor of Lubmin, Axel Vogt, confirmed the entrepreneurs' plans.
"The months of joint preparatory work was very professional, fruitful and goal-oriented." In his own words, Vogt hopes that the project will create new jobs in the place where the German-Russian gas pipelines Nord Stream 1 and 2 are already landing.
The company Gascade, which operates the gas hub on site, also confirmed that it had received a request from the company to discharge LNG.
These will be checked.
According to the company, up to 320 people could be employed in Lubmin.
In order to keep to the schedule, construction work would have to start in September at the latest.
Deutsche Regas already has bigger plans: If it were possible to use the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which has been completed but not certified, the capacity could be increased to up to 16 billion cubic meters of gas using a second special ship.
For comparison: Nord Stream 1 has a capacity of around 60 billion cubic meters per year.