The first Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) vessel for the Czech Republic has arrived at the new floating LNG terminal at Eemshaven, the Netherlands.
“This natural gas will help us cope with the coming winter,” said the Minister of Industry and Trade, Jozef Síkela. “We chose it precisely because it is the first LNG terminal to be put into operation in Europe since the start of the war in Ukraine.”
Indeed, the LNG terminal was built and commissioned in just a few months. The facility will be able to process as many as 8 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas per year. Of that, 3 billion are earmarked for Czechia, a volume equal to approximately one-third of the country’s annual consumption.
“We are happy that we continue to move forward at a fast pace and that our first LNG ship has arrived at the port,” added the CEO of ČEZ, Daniel Beneš. “Two more tankers with gas intended for Czechia will arrive in October and we will continue at the rate of two to three ships per month.”
The vessel that just arrived at the port, the Gaslog Georgetown, has a capacity of 100 million cubic metres (mcm). It set off from the Sabine Pass LNG terminal, along the Gulf Coast with LNG coming from major gas exporter Cheniere.