Through a memorandum of understanding, Gazprom Group and the operator of the Baltic Sea port of Rostock, Hafen-Entwicklungs-gesellschaft Rostock mbH, will cooperate on the development, marketing, and usage of LNG in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The companies share the long-term goal of providing the infrastructure required to bunker LNG, thereby creating an additional sales channel for LNG.
“We look forward to working with Gazprom. LNG has the best environment and safety balance of all the fuels used to power ships, and that allows shippers to meet the high environmental protection requirements”, said Ulrich Bauermeister, Managing Director of Hafen-Entwicklungsgesellschaft Rostock.
Establishing such infrastructure at Germany’s largest multi-purpose Baltic Sea port will allow LNG to be delivered to Rostock – and thereby to Germany. Besides, the port of Rostock offers the necessary port space.
Gazprom is also considering transporting the LNG from intermediate storage to independent gas utilities by truck and supplying it for use in natural gas vehicles. The LNG will be shipped from the planned liquefaction plant in the Gulf of Finland.
Source: Gazprom Germania