LNG reloading station opens in Klaipeda, Lithuania

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LNG reloading station opens in Klaipeda, Lithuania

KLAIPEDA – A 28-million-euro liquefied natural gas (LNG) reloading station will be officially opened in Klaipeda on Friday, exactly three years after the Independence floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) arrived in the Lithuanian port from a South Korean shipyard, informs LETA/BNS.

The reloading station, owned by the state-controlled energy terminals operator Klaipedos Nafta (Klaipeda Oil), has five tanks with a capacity of 1,000 cubic meters each, from which LNG will be loaded onto tank trucks.

 

The facility was built by PPS Pipeline Systems, the German company that in 2014 built the Klaipeda terminal’s gas pipeline under a 33.3-million-euro contract, and its Czech partner Chart Ferox.

 

The new station was tested in mid-October when gas was loaded onto tank trucks for the gas trade company Litgas and delivered to the Polish gas supplier Duon.

 

Plans call for increasing the capacity of the station to 10,000 cubic meters in the future.

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