As a public consultation, the company informs market participants who intend to use liquefied natural gas in Lithuania, the other Baltic States and Poland that it is considering the development of land-based LNG infrastructure with the construction of the fuel terminal in Klaipeda port to provide new services. The use of liquid or, after regasification, compressed natural gas in the transport or as an alternative energy source for industries will be also considered.
Klaipeda LNG terminal, in Lithuania, is scheduled to be operational from January 1, 2015 and will provide LNG regasification and reload services.
“We hope that during market consultation the companies will express the need to use the new services of Lithuanian LNG terminal, and it will lead to new and innovative LNG infrastructure and technology development in Lithuania and throughout the region,” says Rokas Masiulis, CEO of SC Klaipedos Nafta.
The company has received European Union support for the development of new LNG infrastructure preparatory work.
Environmental requirements to ship fuel are tightening, therefore ship owners are interested in LNG bunkering infrastructure at the port of Klaipeda. Such services are provided or will soon be provided in an increasing number of LNG terminals in Europe, for example, Zeebrugge LNG Terminal in Belgium and Enagas controlled LNG terminals in Spain.
Source: SC Klaipedos Nafta.