Fear of sabotage and accidents: how to protect our gas terminal? | Regional

Hanover/Wilhelmshaven – The first floating platform for the new LNG terminal in Wilhelmshaven will arrive on Thursday. The Höegh Esperanza also carries its first cargo of liquefied gas.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD), Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck (Greens) and MP Stephan Weil (SPD) will open the facility on Saturday.

The security measures are huge – and have been for months! Oldenburg police headquarters guard the plant 24 hours a day from its station in Huksiel with riot police and other units, as well as the 26-kilometer gas pipeline to Etzel.

In addition to fears of sabotage or vandalism, the state parliament was talking about the dangers of accidents on Tuesday.

Katharina Jensen (CDU) criticized the fact that Economy Minister Olaf Lies (SPD) has not yet submitted the risk report requested by the municipality of Vangerland. An exercise in the port of Rotterdam showed that the Wilhelmshaven and Vangerland fire brigades at the LNG terminal lacked personnel and equipment for emergency situations.

Jensen: “Why does the state government apparently see no need to prepare local fire, THW and rescue services for a disaster scenario?”

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