On behalf of and in the name of the German government, RWE has chartered two floating storage and regasification units (FSRU). FSRUs are special ships that offer a solution for a quick transition to landing liquefied natural gas, which is abbreviated to LNG.
The floating units will take on an important role while the first LNG terminals on the German mainland are being completed. Both vessels belong to the company Höegh LNG – the operator of the world’s largest FSRU fleet. The two FSRU platforms are expected to be up and running by the end of 2022 or early 2023.