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DNV conducting risk study for German LNG bunker

LNG Industry,

Gasnor and Brunsbüttel Port are planning to offer LNG fuel to the Brunsbüttel and the Northern German area, at the strategic location of the crossing of the river Elbe and the Kiel-Canal.

Gasnor has contracted DNV to conduct the risk studies that will be the basis for the authorities’ approval of the project. Important elements in the risk analysis are a safety screening of the site and a safety analysis for the chosen location in terms of quantitative risk analysis, emergency planning and nautical risk analysis. In addition DNV will be supporting the communication process with approval authority LLUR (Landesamt für Landwirtschaft, Umwelt und ländliche Räume / agency for agriculture, environment and rural areas).

“With this project, Gasnor and Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH are clearly taking a crucial step in the development of LNG bunkering infrastructure in this geographical area“, says Mohamed Houari, Head of Solutions, Central Europe of DNV.

Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH is owner and operator of three ports at Brunsbüttel (Elbehafen, Oilport and port of Ostermoor). The Elbehafen being a multi-purpose port with water draft of 14.40 m provides ideal conditions for an LNG bunker station for shipping from and to Hamburg as well as for all traffic on the Kiel-Canal. In 2010 31,933 ships used the Kiel Canal and 9843 ships called the port of Hamburg.

Adapted from press release by Peter Farrell.

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