Cobra IS, a subsidiary of France’s Vinci, and Spain’s Sener, has received the contract to build Germany’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal.

The engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract has been awarded by German LNG Terminal.

Under the contract, the consortium will build the LNG regasification terminal in the German town of Brunsbüttel.

The terminal, to be located at Brunsbuettel at the mouth of the Elbe on the North Sea, would be equipped with auxiliary operating systems, infrastructure, and buildings.

The regasification plant will consist of two 165,000m³ storage tanks.

The terminal will have an initial production capacity of eight billion cubic metres of natural gas per year. This capacity can be expanded to at least ten billion cubic metres of natural gas per year.

The terminal will comprise two jetties, storage tanks, unloading arms, systems for regasification and gas emission, a Boil-off Gas (BOG) recovery system, a flare stack, and auxiliary systems, among others.

The terminal will facilitate the loading and unloading of LNG imported by sea, followed by regasification and injection into the German natural gas grid.

The contract includes the first phase of preliminary work that is planned to last for nine to 15 months.

The LNG terminal installation is scheduled for completion in 2026, following a construction period of 42 months.