Deutsche ReGas line up with Höegh-LNG to develop the world’s first floating import terminal for hydrogen

Deutsche ReGas, a mid-sized company in the European energy infrastructure sector and operator of the only privately financed LNG terminals in Germany in Mukran and before that in Lubmin, and Höegh-LNG, a world-leading provider of maritime energy supply infrastructure, signed an agreement in principle to realize the “H2-Import-Terminal Lubmin”.

The terminal will be the world’s first floating import terminal for the industrial-scale conversion of green ammonia to green hydrogen. The terminal is planned to be in operation from early 2026. The terminal will be the world’s first floating green ammonia cracker, producing around 30,000 tons of hydrogen per year that will be fed into the hydrogen core network via the existing feed-in point at the Deutsche ReGas Terminal in the port of Lubmin.

The green ammonia cracker technology embedded into the barge solution has been developed by Höegh LNG and serves as an industrial pilot for the conversion and decarbonization of FSRU’s in Germany. Deutsche ReGas will provide the on-shore terminal infrastructure, and the overall coordination of the entire project, including permitting and the marketing of the import capacities at the terminal.

Ingo Wagner said, “Our agreement with Höegh LNG initiates a significant new chapter in both Germany’s energy transition strategy and our company’s development. Thus, our H2-Import-Terminal Lubmin is a key building block for decarbonization of the industrial regions of eastern and southern Germany. The H2-Import-Terminal Lubmin strengthens Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s position as a green energy powerhouse. We are excited about this next step in our cooperation with Höegh LNG”.

Erik Nyheim said, “Importing hydrogen from global producers overseas is key to achieving industrial decarbonization. By adapting existing marine infrastructure elements with our innovative cracking solution, we can provide access to cost-competitive hydrogen within the next few years. The expertise, technology and infrastructure elements already exist, and we are excited to partner with Deutsche ReGas to realize this project and accelerate the energy transition in Germany.”

Engr. Haseeb Ullah

Haseeb covers the global energy market for both conventional and modern energy resources. His expertise is on the global energy supply chain from generation to distribution and end-users. He has a Master degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
Back to top button