German LNG has taken a new step in the development of the onshore LNG Terminal in Brunsbüttel. The company CS Gas North S.A. will build the terminal. As initial customers, contracts have been signed with ConocoPhillips, INEOS and RWE Supply & Trading. In addition, the licensing procedure has now started. The terminal is expected to be operational in 2026 and will have an annual throughput capacity of at least 8 billion cubic metres (bcma) of natural gas with a possible expansion to at least 10 bcma. Gasunie will operate the terminal after the completion of construction work.
The construction of this LNG terminal will help reduce dependence on gas from Russia. In addition, Gasunie has built a new floating LNG terminal in Eemshaven and optimised the existing capacity of the Gate terminal on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, allowing more LNG to be realised. It is planned to eventually make the LNG terminal in Brunsbüttel ready for hydrogen production, thus becoming a hydrogen supply centre for northern Germany.