The energy port in Stade

A future-oriented energy concept is to be established in Stade in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region by 2026 – the Hanseatic Energy Hub. The new terminal for liquefied gas will diversify the sources of affordable energy that the German industry relies on to meet import needs in the long term.

During the first development phase in 2026, a zero-emission LNG terminal will be commissioned, with an infrastructure also approved for Bio-LNG and SNG. The hub will also offer storage capacities, thereby providing more flexibility to respond to market developments.

By developing new sustainable energy sources, the hub will also facilitate the import of hydrogen-based energy carriers.

Partners with experience and vision

The partners of the Hanseatic Energy Hub are gas infrastructure operator Fluxys (Belgium), Partners Group (Switzerland) and the Buss Group from Hamburg. Together they have extensive experience in terminal operation and the financing of infrastructure projects, while being deeply rooted in the region.

Industrial partner: Fluxys

Headquartered in Belgium, Fluxys is a fully independent gas infrastructure group with 1,300 employees active in gas transmission & storage as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminalling.

Through its subsidiaries all over the world, Fluxys operates 12,000 kilometres of pipelines and LNG terminals with an annual regasification capacity of 29 billion cubic metres. Fluxys has been operating in Germany for almost a decade and is a stakeholder in the TENP, NEL and EUGAL natural gas transmission systems through two of its subsidiaries.

In line with the company's purpose, Fluxys and its stakeholders, make an important contribution to a successful energy transition and thus to the creation of a better society. Fluxys is committed to the transmission of hydrogen, biomethane and other carbon-neutral energy carriers as well as the capture, usage and storage of carbon dioxide, and has many years of extensive experience and high expertise in these fields.

Finance partner: Partners Group

Partners Group is a large, independent investment firm that is truly dedicated to private markets.

It is fully aligned with its clients and provides bespoke solutions to institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and private investors globally.
It has over 1,500 employees, including more than 500 private markets investment professionals, across 20 offices. Its global footprint is built on the deep experience and expertise of local teams.
Partners Group is among the most consistently top performing firms in private markets globally. It seeks to deliver sustainable performance across economic cycles by focusing on three key pillars: transformational investment, bespoke client solutions and stakeholder impact.


Regional partner: Buss Group

The owner-managed company with its approximately 500 employees offers services in Europe, the USA and Singapore. The Group is active in the following business segments:

 in the Port Services division, Buss offers its customers port and plant logistics services; in the Buss Energy Group division, Buss bundles various companies in the onshore and offshore wind energy sector; Ixocon develops and manages logistics real estate; the shipping companies operate a fleet of modern container feeder ships and bulkers; and the issuing house Buss Capital focuses on funds and investments in the container sector.