Klaipėda LNG FSRU

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Terminal will be built in island of Kiaulės Nugara (left center) in Klaipėda port.
Terminal will be located in Southern part of Port of Klaipėda.

Klaipėda liquefied natural gas floating storage and regasification unit terminal or Klaipėda LNG FSRU (Lithuanian: Klaipėdos suskystintų gamtinių dujų terminalas) is a proposed LNG terminal in the port of Klaipėda, Klaipėda, Lithuania. It is currently under construction.

Project operator - Klaipedos Nafta.

The FSR unit is finished and will reach the Lithuanian coast by the end of 2014.[1] The terminal is scheduled to begin operations on 3 December 2014.[2]

After the completion of the Klaipėda LNG FSRU, Lithuania will become the fifth country in the world to use FSRU technology for liquefied natural gas.[3]

Planned capacity is 2–3 bcm a year, while planned storage capacity is 170,000 cubic metres (6,000,000 cu ft).[4]

History[edit]

On 22–27 January 2014 pilot test was conducted in order to assess the vessel’s performance and seaworthiness. Later on FSRU vessel Nepriklausomybė (Independence) sailed to the sea and the ship’s sea trial lasted nearly a week. Earlier, in the beginning of January the ship’s propulsion system was tested, later crew safety equipment and other range of testing conducted.[5]

In May 2014 Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius stated that Norwegian company Statoil is being considered as main liquefied natural gas supplier of Klaipėda LNG Terminal.[6]

In June 2014 supplying platform was finished to be built in Kiaulės Nugara.[7] One of the 4 main elements of 450 m length embankment (together with mounting and mooring field, steel bridges and high-pressure gas platform).

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