• 2017 February 27 13:52

    LNG storage tanks on the way to the Port of Klaipėda

    Klaipėdos Nafta says three of five LNG storage tanks designed for an LNG reloading station at the port of Klaipėda have been shipped from Chart Ferox, a.s., the Czech manufacturer of LNG tanks. The project of the LNG reloading station is implemented by the operator of oil products and liquefied natural gas terminals KN (AB Klaipėdos Nafta). 

    Due to their mega-size, each of the storage tanks was shipped separately. It took about 16 hours to reload and transport a single tank from Chart Ferox to a barge waiting at the Elbe River. The transportation of the three tanks took about three days.  Now LNG tanks are being shipped by individual barges to the port of Hamburg, where they will be loaded onto a sea cargo carrier and sailed through the Baltic Sea to the port of Klaipėda.

    It is planned that the three of five LNG tanks will arrive at the port of Klaipėda in mid-March. The two remaining tanks, which will be transported via the same route, will arrive from the Czech Republic at the beginning of the summer.

    “Having followed this complex reloading operation and witnessed that the first LNG tanks were successfully and timely loaded onto a barge, we are convinced that the project is being implemented according to schedule. It is very important that the world’s leading manufacturer of LNG tanks and distribution equipment Chart Ferox, a.s is taking part in the project. This means that we are supplied with high quality LNG storage tanks which will be safely shipped to the port of Klaipėda in due time. When the LNG distribution station is put into operation, the port of Klaipėda will become the LNG hub for the Baltic countries and north-eastern Poland,” said Acting CEO of KN Marius Pulkauninkas.

    As KN strives for the smooth implementation of this project, KN engineers were involved in the process of the transportation of LNG tanks to ensure the safety and quality of this process.

    About 250 tonnes of steel was cut into pieces and used for the manufacturing of a single LNG tank. So, one tank weighs almost as much as the steel used for its production. Some of technological equipment has already been installed on the LNG tanks, which underwent special hydraulic and technological tests before transportation.

    The tests of equipment are carried out after the completion of all engineering, construction and production works to make sure that a customer is supplied with high quality tanks.

    The LNG reloading station is aimed at creating a small-scale LNG operational infrastructure and developing the LNG market in the Baltic Sea region. The station will be comprised of LNG tanks with a total capacity 5 000 m3. Gas from the floating LNG storage and regasification unit Independence will be delivered to the storage tanks by a gas tanker and distributed by road tank trucks or vessels. There are plans to expand the LNG station’s capacities up to 10 000 m3. The LNG station will be equipped with two truck filling stations and will be accommodated for reloading LNG onto LNG carriers.




2020 February 26

13:10 Global Offshore announces new addition to its cable installation fleet
12:51 Rosmorport announces tender for dredging on access canal of Temryuk port
12:28 PortNews Media Group and Shipbuilding Cluster of Arkhangelsk Region sign agreement on cooperation
12:10 Contship Italia confirms operational continuity at Group's maritime and intermodal terminals amidst SARS-CoV-2 outbreak
12:07 Milaha reports a 6% increase in net profit for full year 2019
11:29 BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO launch survey to identify fuel oil issues
11:01 Seaspan agrees to purchase a fleet of four containerships
10:48 Viesturs Zeps elected Chairman of Freeport of Riga Board, Pavels Rebenoks elected Deputy Chairman
10:21 3rd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress kicks off in Moscow
10:17 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 26
10:06 GTT receives an order from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd. for the tank design of two new LNG Carriers
09:59 First dredger with ultra-low emissions has arrived in Belgium
09:54 Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port to invest RUB 108.4 billion in development till 2029
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.65% to $54.61, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.8% to $50.3
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 508 points

2020 February 25

18:06 Maritime world players gather in Antwerp for World Ports Conference 2020
17:51 Four new IBIA board members announced at AGM
17:30 ClassNK develops its Digital Grand Design 2030
17:18 Piraeus Bank enters into a strategic collaboration with ORIX Corporation to provide financing solutions to the Greek maritime sector
17:02 DNV GL awards MSC new container ship fire safety notation
16:36 Foreship scrubber enquiries surge as owners clear the air
15:59 Trust Management sells crude oil tanker FSL Shanghai
15:49 RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet starts preparing for "Sea Cup" competition
14:58 Gazprom Neft’s net profit exceeds RUB400 billion in 2019
14:33 World Bank presents results of its study on prospects for strengthening Ukraine’s port sector governance
14:05 Marakeb Technologies and Fincantieri sign MOU for unmanned technology collaboration
13:27 THE Alliance announces details of 2020 Middle East service network
12:42 Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg upgrades its fleet of production equipment
12:17 COSCO SHIPPING Lines maintains logistics chain for international trade
12:01 KSS Line adds one new VLGC model after four vessels in 2019
11:25 DP World acquires the largest multi-purpose deep-sea marine terminal on the West Coast of North America
11:16 PPA scores big in latest survey, continues to veer away from 'corruption' tag
10:43 World Maritime University signs MoU with Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific
10:15 Logistics specialist leases Newport Docks warehouse
10:14 CMA CGM announces PSS from Europe, Scandinavia, Black Sea & West Med to Reunion, Mauritius, Mayotte, Comoros, Seychelles & Madagascar
10:09 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 25
09:51 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) in Jan’20 fell by 13.2% to 41.75 million tonnes
09:30 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.3% to $55.94, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.39% to $51.63
09:12 Baltic Dry Index is up to 506 points

2020 February 24

16:43 MOL and DSME sign joint development agreement for environmental friendly FSRU technology
15:06 Wilhelmsen Group's fourth-generation owner Wilhelm Wilhelmsen dies
14:53 MABUX Digest: Top events on global bunker market. Week 08
12:54 Milaha participates in ‘Made in Qatar 2020’ Exhibition as a Gold Sponsor
10:45 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 24
10:11 DOF Subsea posts Q4 operating income of NOK 1,349 million

2020 February 23

15:01 Great Lakes reports record full year results
14:32 AAM completes 80’ patrol vessel for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dep't
13:37 EDS HV Group completes scope of work at Vattenfall’s HR3 wind farm
12:23 Ingeteam signs the contract with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore for hybrid electric propulsion system delivery of two Ro-Ro vessels
11:21 USCG, other agencies to conduct search and rescue exercise near Perdido Bay

2020 February 22

17:14 First Subsea provide Cable Protection Systems for NnG
14:48 Med Marine: Turkish-built tug equipped with SCHOTTEL bestseller
13:41 CSBA study finds U.S. dredging industry a critical component of national security
11:39 USCG Cutter Legare returns home after interdicting over 3,300 pounds of drugs
10:47 Ray Fitzgerald to rejoin Crowley as COO

2020 February 21

18:12 Digitization of KN: paper is no longer used in the operation of Klaipėda LNG terminal
17:48 NIBULON Shipyard is about to launch second non-self-propelled open type vessel
17:17 CMA CGM announces Emergency Space Surcharge from North Europe, Scandinavia & Poland to West Med, East Med, Adriatic & North Africa
16:59 New roll trailers put into operation at Bronka port
16:04 AS Tallink Grupp’s wholly-owned subsidiary AS Hansatee Cargo merged with Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary AS Tallink