First LNG cargo arrives at Gasunie’s Eemshaven terminal


The Netherlands – The first cargo of liquefied natural gas has arrived at Gasunie’s new LNG import terminal in the Dutch port of Eemshaven.

Floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) are part of the EemsEnergyTerminal, which comprises of two such units. On Sunday, New Fortress Energy’s Golar Igloo docked in Eemshaven port, and on Tuesday, Exmar’s Eemshaven LNG arrived.

On Thursday, Gasunie will celebrate the opening of its Eemshaven facility. By the end of the year, the business projects that the new hub will have handled up to 18 LNG shipments. By the middle of September, Gasunie hopes to have gas moving through its pipelines .

Cutting Russian reliance

The Netherlands, along with other European countries like Germany, are working quickly to ready EemsEnergyTerminal, the country’s first FSRU-based facility, in an effort to reduce reliance on Russian gas. After Gasunie’s and Vopak’s Gate terminal in Rotterdam, the Eemshaven hub is the country’s second LNG import facility.