FSRU Wilhelmshaven and ECOnnect have initiated Installation of DET’S 2nd Terminal In Wilhelmshaven

FSRU Wilhelmshaven and ECOnnect have initiated Installation of DET’S 2nd Terminal in Wilhelmshaven

Hanne Thu Clausen
Jun 12, 2024
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ECOnnect Energy have signed a contract with FSRU Wilhelmshaven GmbH, a joint venture between Tree Energy Solution (TES) and ENGIE, for the installation of the jettyless ready IQuay solution for liquefied natural gas import to Wilhelmshaven, Germany, bolstering Germany´s energy security. State-owned DET (Deutsche Energy Terminal GmbH) is the general client for all works.

The installation works follows the execution of the supply contract, signed in 2022, for which ECOnnect are currently in the final phase of delivering the jettyless ready IQuay solution for the new offshore jetty at Wilhelmshaven.  

Enabling energy security for Europe

The DET project is on the list of priority projects supported by Germany's LNG Acceleration Law, passed in May 2022, to strengthen Germany's energy security by 2025. Wilhelmshaven is strategically positioned to import a relevant amount of Germany's natural gas demand and will play an important role in future decarbonization efforts commencing in 2025.

The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection selected TES and ENGIE in early September 2022 to develop and implement a second LNG Floating Storage Regasification Unit in Wilhelmshaven to address energy security needs in Germany and Europe. State-owned DET is the overall client of all works.

The ECOnnect IQuay F-Class System used at Wilhelmshaven

New LNG infrastructure

ECOnnect’s delivery enables the transfer between LNG storage and regasification unit Excelerate Excelsior and shore. The FSRU has a capacity of 138.000 cbm LNG. The vessel is expected to be moored at DET’s new island-jetty in the Jade Bay during second half of 2024.  Once vaporised, natural gas then will be sent to shore via the ECOnnect IQuay F-Class System and fed into the Open Grid Europe (OGE) gas grid.  

“We are excited to take on the second phase of the Wilhelmshaven project to include the installation scope and build upon the momentum of the system delivery,” says Morten Christophersen, CEO at ECOnnect Energy.  


About ECOnnect Energy:

ECOnnect Energy is an independent Norwegian technology company assisting the energy and maritime markets with jettyless IQuay floating transfer terminals. The IQuay solution features a game-changing floating jettyless system for loading, discharge, and bunkering of LNG, ammonia, and carbon capture and storage without the need for invasive, time-and cost-intensive fixed marine infrastructure. With innovative technology, ECOnnect Energy is committed to expanding clean, sustainable, and climate-positive energy solutions.  

Press contact: Hanne Thu Clausen. Head of Marketing & Communication
Email: hanne.clausen@ecoenergy.no
Ph: +47 473 52 989

About TES:  

TES is a global green energy company leading the way in the production of e-NG (electric natural gas derived from green hydrogen). Headquartered in Europe, TES is committed to making reliable and affordable green energy accessible to all by implementing giga-scale projects using a proven, scalable, and cost-effective method. With a presence in the United States, Middle East, Asia and Australia, the company’s green hydrogen model uses solar and wind energy in low-cost areas with abundant sunlight or wind. The green hydrogen is then combined with climate-neutral CO2 and transformed into e-NG, a renewable molecule, easy to transport and store using existing infrastructure.  

TES Media Relations
Kristiana Gjinaj
M: + 32 490 11 36 45
Email: pr@tes-h2.com


About Engie

ENGIE is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. With its 96,000 employees, its customers, partners and stakeholders, the Group is committed to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions. Inspired by its purpose (“raison d’être”), ENGIE reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on its key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to its customers.

Contact: Alexa Schroeder
Email: alexa.schroeder@engie.com


About DET:

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), Deutsche Energy Terminal GmbH (DET) markets and operates the state initiated Floating Regasification Units (FSRU) in the German North Sea, through which liquefied natural gas (LNG) is returned to its gaseous state and fed into the German gas grid. DET is responsible for the four FSRU at Brunsbüttel, Stade and Wilhelmshaven.

Contact: Dirk P. Lindgens, SVP Communication
Email: dirk.lindgens@energy-terminal.de

Last updated:
Jun 11, 2024

Hanne Thu Clausen


Hanne Thu Clausen

Head of Marketing & Communication


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