Uniper had optioned both FSRUs on the market for the German government.
The plan is to have the terminal in use in the winter 2022-2023.
Klaus-Dieter Maubach, CEO of Uniper, said:
- We are doing our utmost to support the German government in its plan to diversify Germany's sources of supply for natural gas and, in the long term, also for hydrogen
- With our LNG terminal, we are taking an important step - in close cooperation with the German government - towards the desired energy independence
- In doing so, we are relying on our expertise as a global LNG player and gas trader
- In the medium and long term, we are developing Wilhelmshaven into the energy hub of the future, with a focus on hydrogen and green gases
In February 2022, Germany revealed plans to build 2 LNG terminals in Brunsbüttel and Wilhelmshaven in an effort to reduce its dependence on Russian gas.
In April, Germany’s government revealed the urgent decision to invest about €2.5 billion in 4 floating LNG terminals.