Merkel Energy supports the LNG.Agentur Niedersachsen in LNG and energy issues
START OF THE SUPPORT SERVICE
6th of May 2020
With the “LNG.Agentur Niedersachsen”, Lower Saxony has set out to shape the opportunities and potential for sustainable economic LNG development on the coast and for the entire state. The objective of the funded project is to actively support the development of an LNG infrastructure and LNG technology across all sectors in Lower Saxony and especially in the coastal region, but also to critically accompany it.
The company Merkel Energy GmbH was commissioned for the expert support and implementation of the LNG.Agentur Niedersachsen. Merkel Energy, with offices in Essen and Hamburg, is an independent management consultancy specialized in the European energy industry. In 2017, Merkel Energy, in cooperation with other partner companies, has already prepared the potential study “LNG infrastructure on the German North Sea coast under consideration of particularly suitable locations”. In order to implement the activities and projects in the best possible way together with the LNG.Agentur Niedersachsen and to contribute a wide range of expertise in the areas of nautics, port management, renewable energies and LNG technology, Merkel Energy has formed a consortium of partners with the companies NAUTITEC GmbH & Co. KG, Erneuergas, WS Liquid Gas Consulting and CPL Competence in Ports and Logistics GmbH.
The project team supports the LNG.Agentur Niedersachsen in the preparation of technical contents in the context of LNG and energy issues in general. This includes the development of an LNG strategy as well as the development of a “Market Scan Format” for a regular reporting regarding the LNG market development. Furthermore, current issues and special topics will be developed in the form of studies. With comprehensive know-how and innovative solutions the project team wants to contribute to the sustainable success of the LNG.Agentur Niedersachsen.
The LNG.Agentur Niedersachsen is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) and the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics, Labour, Transport and Digitization through the “Joint Task for the Improvement of Regional Economic Structures” (GRW). The office is located at MARIKO GmbH in Leer.
The activities of the LNG.Agentur Niedersachsen are supported by external expertise and the following partners: Wilhelmshavener Hafenwirtschafts-Vereinigung e.V., Landkreis Emsland, Stadt Wilhelmshaven, Oldenburgische Industrie- und Handelskammer, Industrie- und Handelskammer für Ostfriesland und Papenburg, Landkreis Leer, Landkreis Friesland, Strategierat Maritime Wirtschaft Weser-Ems, Stadt Emden, Landkreis Wesermarsch.