First quay in Germany opens for liquefied natural gas imports

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Port to be further developed for receiving green hydrogen and renewable energy from North Sea.

Germany has unveiled the country´s first quay which will be used to import liquified natural gas into the country. According to a report by DW, the facility was opened on Tuesday, November 15 in the northern German port of Wilhelmshaven.  

This initiative, according to the report, was taken by the German government to end their heavy dependence on Russian fossil fuel in the wake of the Ukrainian war.  

The quay is the first of its kind in Germany that can be used to accommodate a floating LNG terminal. This way, the report states, ships can directly deliver gas in liquid form.

The first of the deliveries are expected to be in December when a Norwegian vessel called Höegh Esperanza is expected to dock at this port.  

Meanwhile, Christian Meyer, the environment minister for the state of Lower Saxony, has said that the terminal will only provide a short-term solution to the energy demands. He adds that’s the future aim for this port is to be used for receiving hydrogen and renewable energy from the North Sea.

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