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Brunsbüttel (dpa/lno) – The construction of a pipeline to connect a planned floating liquid gas terminal began on Friday in the port of Brunsbüttel. “With the start of construction of the connecting line to the Schleswig-Holstein network, we are coming a significant step closer to our goal of ensuring security of supply over the coming winter,” said Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics, Stefan Wenzel (Greens). Schleswig-Holstein’s Environment Minister Tobias Goldschmidt (Greens ) emphasized that the terminal will play a crucial role in ensuring security of supply over the next two winters.
The line is expected to be completed this year. Only on Monday did the planning approval authority issue approval for the construction of a three-kilometer gas pipeline in Brunsbüttel. The pipeline is intended to connect the floating liquefied gas terminal with the Schleswig-Holstein gas distribution network.
According to the operator Gasunie, the terminal can deliver up to 3.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year for households and industry in Germany and Europe. The company put the total investment at 18 million euros.
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