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Deutsche ReGas and Höegh-LNG partner to build a floating import terminal for hydrogen

Deutsche ReGas, a mid-sized company in the European energy infrastructure sector and operator of the only privately financed LNG terminals in Germany in Mukran and Lubmin, signed an agreement with Höegh-LNG, a world-leading provider of maritime energy supply infrastructure, to realise the H2-Import-Terminal Lubmin.

According to the company, the terminal will be the world’s first floating import terminal for the industrial-scale conversion of green ammonia to green hydrogen, producing around 30,000 tons of hydrogen per year that will be fed into the hydrogen core network via the existing feed-in point at the Deutsche ReGas Terminal in the port of Lubmin. The terminal is planned to be in operation from early 2026.

“Our agreement with Höegh LNG initiates a significant new chapter in both Germany’s energy transition strategy and our company’s development,” said Ingo Wagner, managing director of Deutsche ReGas. “Thus, our H2-Import-Terminal Lubmin is a key building block for decarbonisation of the industrial regions of eastern and southern Germany. The H2-Import-Terminal Lubmin strengthens Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s position as a green energy powerhouse. We are excited about this next step in our cooperation with Höegh LNG”.

“Importing hydrogen from global producers overseas is key to achieving industrial decarbonisation,” added Erik Nyheim, CEO of Höegh LNG. “By adapting existing marine infrastructure elements with our innovative cracking solution, we can provide access to cost-competitive hydrogen within the next few years. The expertise, technology and infrastructure elements are already existing and we are excited to partner with Deutsche ReGas to realise this project and accelerate the energy transition in Germany.”

The green ammonia cracker technology embedded into the barge solution has been developed by Höegh LNG and serves as an industrial pilot for the conversion and decarbonisation of FSRUs in Germany. Deutsche ReGas will provide the on-shore terminal infrastructure, the overall coordination of the entire project, including permitting and the marketing of the import capacities at the terminal.

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