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German LNG Terminal selects candidate for EPC contract

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German LNG Terminal GmbH has selected the Spanish-German partnership COBRA Instalaciones y Servicios S.A., SENER Ingeniería y sistemas S.A.and TGE Gas Engineering GmbH as an exclusive candidate for the final phase of the tender procedure for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.

This final phase will consist of a comprehensive value-improvement exercise and a detailed price actualisation to make the project more cost-efficient and aims at concluding a binding EPC contract by the end of 2020. It is expected that the detailed design and engineering work, necessary to develop purchase orders of long-lead products, can then be started soon after the finalisation of the contract.

German LNG started the international prequalification process for the selection of an EPC contractor in June 2019. The selection of a potential partner for the final development of the EPC contract is a further milestone for the project. At the same time, German LNG Terminal is in the process of completing the permit application for the planning of the port infrastructure, including the waterside facilities.

The selected partnership members have extensive long-term experience in electricity, oil and gas projects worldwide. Between them they share a design and construction history of involvement in a number of LNG terminal projects, such as Sines (Portugal) / Sagunto and Bahía Bizcaya (Spain) / Gate (The Netherlands) / Dunkerque (France) / and Zeebrugge (Belgium). Vendors of equipment or potential subcontractors who are interested in the next phases of the project should contact COBRA’s & SENER’s head offices in Madrid.

German LNG and the shareholders German LNG Terminal GmbH is a joint venture of the Dutch companies Gasunie LNG Holding B.V., Vopak LNG Holding B.V. and Oiltanking GmbH, a subsidiary of Marquard & Bahls AG, Hamburg. The purpose of the joint venture is the construction and operation of a multifunctional import and distribution terminal for LNG in Brunsbu¨ttel. The project is already attracting sustained interest. German LNG Terminal has already concluded a number of Head of agreements.

The terminal will provide a range of services: loading and unloading of LNG carriers, temporary storage of LNG, regasification, injection into the German natural gas grid and distribution by tank truck and LNG railcar.

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