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New deal for German LNG sparks project expansion

The developers of the Brunsbuttel LNG terminal have signed a third long-term capacity booking, which will enable them to expand the facility's capacity to 8 bcm/y The developers of the Brunsbuttel LNG terminal have signed a third long-term capacity booking, which will enable them to expand the facility's capacity to 8 bcm/y
By Silvia Favasuli 10 May 2019 Europe & Russia / LNG 0 34209
Artist's impression of the Wilhelmshaven FSRU. (Uniper)

A third long-term capacity booking for the Brunsbuttel LNG terminal in northern Germany has seen the developers expand the project's planned regasification capacity from 5 billion cubic metres per year to 8 bcm/y. 

The project, known as German LNG, is being developed by joint venture between Gasunie, Vopak and Oiltanking and will be based at the mouth of the Elbe river. The developers signed a heads of agreement (HOA) on 6 May for a long-term capacity contract with Switzerland-based utility Axpo. 

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