Germany’s raft of planned and newly installed floating storage and regasification unit-based LNG terminals will give the country the capacity to import 30 bn cbm per annum of natural gas.

Opening the new Wilhelmshaven terminal on Saturday German chancellor Olaf Scholz said: “That is equivalent to more than half of the entire volume of pipeline gas that flowed to Germany from Russia last year.”

Scholz showed up at the weekend to inaugurate the 170,000-cbm FSRU Hoegh Esperanza (built 2018), which became the first regas unit in Germany when it berthed in the port on 15 December.