30.08.2022, Schleswig-Holstein, Brunsbüttel: Das Luftbild zeigt das Gelände des Elbehafens. An diesem Standort soll ein schwimmendes Terminal zum Entladen von LNG gebaut werden. Minister Goldschmidt informierte auf einem Pressetermin zum Planungsfortschritt des geplanten LNG-Terminals in Brunsbüttel. (Aufnahme mit Drohne) Foto: Daniel Reinhardt/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

The federal government wants to use another so-called floating liquid gas terminal in the gas crisis. In addition to the four that have already been chartered, there will now be a fifth, state-rented, announced the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Thursday and invited to a press conference in the afternoon.

The now announced should be ready for use in winter 2023/24. In addition, it is also about the landing of green hydrogen. Economics Minister Robert Habeck will speak to representatives of the E.ON, Engie and Tree Energy Solutions (TES) groups.

The floating terminals are essentially liquefied gas tankers, but they can convert the fuel back into the gas state themselves. This means that a complete port is not required, but primarily only a connection to the pipeline on land in addition to the ship.

In addition to Wilhelmshaven and Brunsbüttel for the coming winter, two other terminals were already planned: According to the government, one in Stade and one in Lubmin on the Baltic Sea coast will be operational by the end of 2023.

In Lubmin, a private consortium has also launched an additional one. This sixth terminal could be available as early as the end of 2022.