Höegh LNG, Deutsche ReGas to develop floating hydrogen import terminal

Höegh LNG, Deutsche ReGas develop floating hydrogen import terminal in Germany

Höegh LNG has signed an agreement with Deutsche ReGas, a company in the European energy infrastructure sector and operator of privately financed LNG terminals in Germany, to realise the world’s first floating green ammonia cracker.

The H2-Import-Terminal Lubmin will be producing around 30,000 tonnes 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 decarbonisation of FSRUs 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.

Erik Nyheim, CEO of Höegh LNG, said: “Importing hydrogen from global producers overseas is key to achieving industrial decarbonisation. 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 are already existing, and we are excited to partner with Deutsche ReGas to realise this project and accelerate the energy transition in Germany.”

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Ingo Wagner, Managing Director of Deutsche ReGas, 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 the decarbonisation 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.”

Last month, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), PSA Singapore (PSA) and Japan’s Chiyoda Corporation (Chiyoda) began testing how hydrogen can be transported and stored as methylcyclohexane (MCH).

More recently, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) opened the first test field for hydrogen-powered port logistics as well as the corresponding hydrogen refuelling station in the Port of Hamburg.

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