Klaipėda LNG terminal provides reliable power

Klaipėda LNG terminal Demand for Klaipėda LNG terminal services has been steady. Image: KN

The Klaipėda LNG terminal ensured reliable natural gas supply to consumers in Lithuania and neighbouring countries in July, when the gas supply from Belarus was cut off due to planned gas pipeline repairs for three weeks.

Total regasification at the Port of Klaipėda-based LNG terminal in July amounted to 2.2 TWh gas, 2.7 times more than in the same period last year. As in previous months, Lithuanian consumers as well as consumers in other Baltic States were provided with gas, since the terminal, operated by KN, degasified 1.5 times more gas than needed for Lithuania in July. The majority of gas was brought to the terminal from the gas liquefaction plant in Norway.

“(The) favourable situation on international markets gives growth to demand for services of Klaipėda LNG terminal,” said Arūnas Molis, head of KN’s Klaipėda LNG Service. “The terminal operating reliably, intensely and effectively in July not only ensured energy security of Lithuania but also raised the interest of potential terminal users in potential new business opportunities.

“We hope to sustain the good indicators until the end of this year – terminal users are actively making reservations of capacities of the terminal for next gas year – arrivals of large-scale gas tankers for all winter months are already approved.”

Stevedoring success

Klaipėda LNG terminal has also been highly productive in stevedoring, said KN. In July, the terminal received three large-scale gas carriers with approximately 411,000 cubic metres of LNG, and four small-scale gas carriers with approximately 38,000 cubic metres of LNG. In July, two LNG reloading operations of approximately 7,400 cubic meter LNG were carried out.

The LNG terminal is planning to receive one large-scale and three small-scale gas tankers in August. Two LNG reloading operations are also planned.

The world's largest LNG feeder and bunker vessel Kairos is due to arrive to Klaipėda for the sixth time in the coming months. At the end of September, a ship-to-ship LNG reload operation will be carried out at Klaipėda LNG terminal for 100th time.

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