As part of the approval procedure for constructing and operating a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) and associated pipeline systems for storing and regasifying liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Stade, Germany, the Staatliche Gewerbeaufsichtsamt Lüneburg (State Trade Inspectorate Lüneburg), which is responsible for the immission control permit, has approved the early commencement of preliminary measures.
This means that the applicant, Hanseatic Energy Hub GmbH, can now begin not only with the construction and temporary use of a construction site facility area, but also with the construction of a high-pressure gas pipeline between the yet-to-be-built liquefied gas jetty and gas pressure regulating station.
An FSRU is a vessel built and operated in accordance with the international regulations of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and is moored at a designated jetty for an extended period of time. It will be used as a floating regasification plant until the land-based LNG terminal, which is currently awaiting approval, becomes operational.
Source: Lüneburg ‘Gewerbeaufsichtsamt’ State Trade Inspectorate / www.gewerbeaufsicht.niedersachsen.de