HEH Makes Decision for General Contractor (EPC)

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 4/18/2023, Location: Europe

• Consortium led by Técnicas Reunidas wins contract for engineering, procurement and construction of the land-based terminal in Stade
• Planned commissioning in 2027 will be ammonia-ready

Stade reaches the next milestone: The Hanseatic Energy Hub GmbH (HEH) commissions a consortium led by the global EPC* specialist Técnicas Reunidas SA with the construction of the land-based terminal for liquefied gases, subject to a final investment decision. Other consortium partners are the FCC Group and Entrade GmbH. From 2027, the privately organized terminal project is intended to help secure Germany’s supply of LNG and green gases and at the same time prepare for the ramp-up of the hydrogen market. The infrastructure and commercial marketing of the hub are designed in such a way that a conversion to ammonia can take place in a future-flexible manner.

"When selecting EPCs, we rely on many years of experience in the construction of complex infrastructure projects and comprehensive technical expertise in LNG, green gases and hydrogen," explains Johann Killinger, Managing Director and co-partner of the Hanseatic Energy Hub, the decision in favor of the consortium.

Técnicas Reunidas has designed and managed the construction of more than 1,000 infrastructure and industrial facilities worldwide. These include numerous projects along the value chains for LNG and hydrogen. The company, headquartered in Madrid, will take over the planning and control of the construction phase and answer all questions about equipment and material selection. The FCC group, also from Spain, will carry out all the work to prepare the site in the Stade industrial park and the construction of the plant. FCC can draw on extensive experience in the construction of liquid gas tanks. In Spain alone, the company has already built and commissioned eight LNG storage facilities. Entrade GmbH, a subsidiary of the Turkish ENKA Group,will be responsible for the electromechanical assembly. The engineering and construction company is already active near Stade.

A final investment decision should be made in the summer of 2023. The planned investment volume for the terminal is around one billion euros.

The Hanseatic Energy Hub is a future-flexible modular system for the energy transition that makes the best possible use of the diverse possibilities of the Stade energy region. In a first expansion stage, LNG and green energy sources such as bio-LNG and synthetic natural gas (SNG) can be imported via the emission-free terminal from 2027. The planned regasification capacity is 13.3 billion m³/a. At the same time, the terminal, port, industrial park and connection infrastructure are designed in such a way that a conversion to ammonia as a hydrogen-based energy carrier can take place in a modular manner. The concept also includes additional areas reserved in the industrial park for separate ammonia tanks in order to be able to support the market ramp-up from the start.

*EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction)

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