Klaipedos Nafta and Bomin Linde LNG signed a memorandum of understanding aiming to jointly develop the LNG fuel market, including the necessary infrastructure in Baltic Sea.
As of 1st of January 2015, Klaipedos Nafta has started commercial operations of Hoegh LNG’s floating storage and regasification unit Independence, providing LNG regasification and reloading services on a third-party-access basis. In the next step, the company intends to construct an on-shore small-scale LNG reloading station in the port of Klaipeda. With this station Klaipedos Nafta will be able to offer small-scale LNG services, e.g. loading services for trucks, serving the increasing demand for LNG the Baltic States and in Poland.
Bomin Linde LNG intends to become the user of the Klaipeda LNG terminal and to book regulated LNG reloading capacities in order to use the facility as the regional break-bulking hub for the Baltic Sea. Bomin Linde LNG and Klaipedos Nafta also agreed to jointly explore the possibilities to develop an LNG bunkering vessel. The bunkering vessel would provide LNG bunkering services in the region, feed the LNG reloading station in Klaipeda, Bomin Linde’s LNG bunkering terminals like the planned terminal in Hamburg, and other bunkering terminals in the Baltic Sea.
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