German LNG Terminal Completes EPC Shortlist

Pre-qualification Selects Four Bids

Joint venture energy developer German LNG Terminal has completed its pre-qualification process to select tenders for construction of its planned facility in the north of Germany.

The tender process has shortlisted four engineering, procurement and construction contractor bids for the project and the firm expects to make a final decision on the award before the end of April 2020.

“Essential qualifications that have been assessed are: safety track record, experience in design and construction of similar projects, awareness of German codes and practices and financial strength,” a spokesperson for the joint venture said.

Brunsbuettel Site

The scope of work will involve extensive breakbulk transport to and from the proposed site of the LNG terminal, in Brunsbuettel, Northern Germany.

The four bids shortlisted for the work are:
• Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios S.A. - Sener IngenierĂ­a y Sistemas.
•Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. - Korea Gas Corp.
• Sacyr Fluor  - Entrepose Contracting/VINCI Construction Grands Projets. - Sacyr Somague.
• Tecnicas Reunidas S.A. - Heitkamp HIKB.

“The launch of the EPC tender is a significant step in the continued development of the German LNG Terminal project, the aim of which is to develop, build, own and operate a multifunctional LNG import and distribution terminal,” a spokesperson said.

8 bcm Per Annum

Once complete, the terminal is expected to add significant import capacity for Germany, supporting energy diversification and lowering the environmental impact of both shipping and heavy-duty road transport. It will feature a jetty with two berths, catering for LNG carriers of up to 265,000 cubic-meter-capacity, and distribution facilities with total capacity of up to 8 billion cubic meters per annum.
“It will combine a variety of services, such as the unloading and loading of LNG carriers, the temporary storage of LNG, the re-gasification of LNG and its send-out into the German natural gas network and LNG distribution by trucks and rail cars,” the developer states.
The enterprise is a joint venture between Dutch natural gas firm Gasunie, infrastructure specialist Oiltanking and multinational chemicals firm Vopak.