Lubminer LNG terminal receives approval for test operation
Created: 12/21/2022, 1:25 p.m
The "Neptune" sails into the port of Lubmin.
The special ship can take LNG, heat it up and turn it into gas.
© Stefan Sauer/dpa
A tanker with the first load of liquefied natural gas arrived off Rügen early in the morning.
Can we start feeding the gas into the grid immediately?
Lubmin - The operators of the terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Lubmin are allowed to feed in gas, at least on a test basis.
The responsible Schwerin Ministry of the Environment announced on Wednesday that approval for a test operation had been obtained.
"The plant in Lubmin is about highly complex technical processes that have to be tested before continuous operation," Minister Till Backhaus (SPD) was quoted as saying.
He emphasized that it was not yet a final approval.
“Our experts are working flat out on the immission control approval.
I assume that we can expect a result of the test in January 2023.
According to earlier information from the ministry, the LNG transported by ship can be converted back into gas and fed into the grid for four hours a day as part of the test operation.
A tanker with the first load of liquefied natural gas for the terminal in Lubmin arrived off Rügen early on Wednesday morning.
According to Deutsche Regas, the Seapeak Hispania loaded 140,000 cubic meters of LNG from Egypt.
You have reached your anchorage east of the island of Rügen.
The "Seapeak Hispania" is to serve as an interim storage facility on the Baltic Sea in the future.
Smaller tankers are to transport the LNG from there through the shallow Greifswalder Bodden to the actual terminal in Lubmin.
The ship was assigned an anchorage in the Prorer Wiek by the authorities, about seven kilometers northeast of the Sellin pier, Deutsche Regas said.