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PGNiG inks Pact with KN for LNG Market in Lithuania

Gasoil News - Published on Thu, 05 Dec 2019

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Polish Oil and Gas Company PGNiG will be the sole user of the small-scale LNG reloading station in Klaipeda. For PGNiG, this is an important step in building competence and position on this market in Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic Sea basin. The contract with Klaipedos Nafta was signed in Klaipeda and actual operations will start from April 2020. KN is the operator of oil terminals and FSRU terminal, ie a floating LNG storage and regasification terminal in Klaipeda as well as operator of a small-scale LNG reloading station. This installation is located at the entrance to the port of Klaipeda, about 7 km from the FSRU. PGNiG's offer was considered the most advantageous in the tender.

LNG deliveries to the coastal station will be possible with small vessels with a tank capacity 30 times smaller than in the case of conventional oceanic methane carriers. The onshore LNG reloading station is equipped with five LNG tanks with a total capacity of 5,000 cubic meters (2250 tons) of LNG. It has two loading bays for LNG road tankers or ISO-containers that can be used simultaneously. The maximum loading rate is 100 cubic meters (45 tons) of LNG per hour, which means that the process of loading one LNG tanker truck takes about 30 minutes. The station also has a wharf adapted to receive and load LNG onto smaller scale vessels. The transshipment rate is 1250 cubic meters (562.5 tons) of LNG per hour. The bunkering speed of ships is 250-500 cubic meters (112.5-225 tons) of LNG per hour.

The wharf of the Klaipeda LNG reloading station also makes it possible to bunker ships powered by LNG engines. Due to environmental regulations, the demand for LNG from ship-owners operating in the Baltic Sea will grow dynamically in the coming years.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 05 Dec 2019
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