Pipeline Operator Gascade Builds' First' LNG Pipeline to Bolster German Gas Network
German pipeline operator, Gascade, has completed the country's first liquefied natural gas pipeline project to help inject gas into the existing gas network.
The LNG pipeline planned for December 2022 commissioning will connect the floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) to a landing station near Lubmin, where the LNG will be converted back to a gaseous state and fed into the gas network. The 450m-long pipeline is part of the Deutsche Regas' Deutsche Ostee LNG project.
According to a report published by Offshore Technology, the regasified liquefied natural gas will then be distributed from the Greifswald landing station to other parts of the country and Europe through OPAL North European Gas Pipeline (NEL) gas pipelines as well as the European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL).
"The project shows that we are reliable and, this way, are supporting the government's efforts and society's wish to quickly diversify supply sources, "said Christoph von dem Bussche, Gascade managing director.
Commenting on the project, Gascade project manager Stefan Petter said the project was demanding in terms of time but would go a long way in ensuring supply security for Germany and Europe this winter, adding that such a project could only be possible with the involvement of a competent and very dedicated team.
With a feed-in capacity of about 6GWh/h, the pipeline is also expected to supply hydrogen.
Recently, Germany completed its first LNG Jetty at the North Sea port of Wilhelmshaven, with commissioning expected this December.