With this, the aim of the new law is to accelerate the implementation of the critical infrastructure needed to secure the energy supply of the country and its short-term gas imports.

Because this the significant potential that hydrogen could hold in decarbonising both Germany and Europe. The import hub will provide a basis to integrate hydrogen from abroad to the continent.

This is expected to happen from 2028.

Paul van Poecke, co-founder and managing director of TES, said, “We are delighted that the German Government has included the TES onshore terminal in the new LNG law.

“It is a recognition of the importance the project will play in ensuring the security of gas supply while concurrently accelerating the energy transition and fossil-free gas imports.

“This will also bring clarity to the Open Season participants that are currently considering the booking of capacity through our terminal.

“The trust placed in us by the Government is greatly appreciated and a reward for leading the development of the onshore terminal at Wilhelmshaven.”

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