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Vinci to design and build Germany's first LNG terminal

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Vinci, in a consortium with Sener. has signed a contract to build Germany's first LNG re-gasification terminal.

The plant will have a production capacity of 10 billion cu m of natural gas per year and will have two 165,000 cu m storage tanks. The terminal will also be equipped with auxiliary operating systems, infrastructure, and buildings.

This terminal will provide infrastructure for German LNG Terminal at Brunsbüttel at the mouth of the Elbe in the North Sea.

It will allow Germany to import LNG by sea, to be offloaded there for storage and re-gasification before being injected into the German grid or transported by truck or railcar.

The cutting off of piped natural gas from Russia due to the conflict in Ukraine has resulted in Germany seeking to import LNG by ship using floating regasification units (FSRUs).

The facility is expected to be delivered in 2026, with a construction duration of 42 months.

Cobra IS and Sener have experience in projects of this type, having completed the liquefied natural gas terminals of Sagunto and Bahía de Bizkaia in Spain, Gate in the Netherlands, Dunkerque in France, and Zeebrugge in Belgium.