“We are pleased to be working with Gasunie, one of Europe’s leading energy infrastructure companies, to add LNG import capacity and strengthen the energy security of the Netherlands and surrounding European countries,” said Wes Edens, Chairman and CEO of New Fortress Energy. “We look forward to a successful, long-term partnership with Gasunie and see other areas for collaboration to enhance energy security and accelerate energy transition in Europe.”
Ulco Vermeulen, member of the Executive Board of Gasunie, is pleased with the cooperation with New Fortress Energy: “This decisive cooperation with NFE enables us to increase the security of supply of natural gas in the Netherlands from Eemshaven (Northern Netherlands) as early as this autumn. This new terminal capacity will increase energy security for the Netherlands and North-West Europe and create additional LNG import capacity to reduce dependence on Russian gas. With this expansion of the terminal we will be able to facilitate the high demand for LNG supply in the market in the next five years,” said Vermeulen.
The chartered FSRU will provide storage capacity of approximately 170,000 m3 of liquefied natural gas with peak regasification capacity of 900 mmscfd. NFE’s FSRU will work in tandem with a third party’s FSRU to provide up to 8 bcm per year of total regas capacity. The vessel will provide a core component of Gasunie’s Eems Energy Terminal which will immediately address the urgent energy security needs of the Netherlands and surrounding region as the U.S.-EU Task Force on Energy Security continues to implement the March 25 joint statement by Presidents Biden and von der Leyen.
The binding FSRU charter agreement is subject to the execution of definitive documentation which is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.
About New Fortress Energy
New Fortress Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: NFE) is a global energy infrastructure company founded to help address energy poverty and accelerate the world’s transition to reliable, affordable, and clean energy. The company owns and operates natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure, ships and logistics assets to rapidly deliver turnkey energy solutions to global markets. Collectively, the company’s assets and operations seek to support global energy security, enable economic growth, enhance environmental stewardship, and transform local industries and communities around the world.