Uniper SE

12/17/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/17/2018 00:31

Uniper SE and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines enter into agreement on FSRU project in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and one additional LNG transportation agreement

Uniper SE and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. have reached an agreement to continue and intensify their efforts to implement a FSRU (Floating Storage and Regasification Unit) at Uniper site in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The FSRU has a planned send-out capacity of 10 bcm/a and a LNG storage capacity of 263,000 m³. The facility could be in operation as early as the second half of 2022. The project benefits from the existing site in Wilhelmshaven where required infrastructure is already in place. Wilhelmshaven is the only German deep-water port and can be reached without any tidal constraints. In addition, Wilhelmshaven is closely located to the existing pipeline and gas storage infrastructure.

In the project, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has intention to own, operate and finance the FSRU. Uniper as project developer will continue to work closely with the relevant authorities to receive the permits for the operation of the facility and to gather interest for regasification capacity from additional market participants.

The FSRU technology is commonly used in the LNG industry. Compared to an on-shore facility a FSRU can be built cheaper and faster. Risks arising during the construction period are reduced. The FSRU will be designed to allow for the loading of small-scale barges to enable the use of LNG as marine fuel. Further, onward transportation of LNG on trucks will be possible.