Klaipedos Nafta company is moving forward with the LNG service terminal in Klaipeda after Lithuania’s search for energy security and natural gas supply sustainability resulted in creation of the Klaipeda project.
Russia was the only natural gas supplier to Lithuania which has seen the country turn towards new sources and Klaipedos Nafta specialists have said that another important stage of the project was completed on Wednesday. The LNG Terminal will allow Lithuania to provide itself with natural gas, not depending on the only supplier. Thus, Lithuania will implement the EU directive coming into effect from December 2014, by which implementation of new alternative solutions for gas supply activity are promoted.
According to reports by LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaru ekspresas, work on concrete cladding of the LNG Terminal service platform has been completed and equipment such as firefighting pumps and instrument panel will be installed on the platform.
A pier for vessels servicing the LNG Terminal will also be built and works should be completed in May.
The Lithuania Tribune reported that the country will choose between two potential suppliers, This decision should be made on Monday.
LNG World News Staff, May 22, 2014; Image: Höegh LNG