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  • 2018 October 9 11:09

    Planned repair and technical inspection work beginning at LNG terminal in Klaipėda

    On Monday morning, oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal operator KN (AB Klaipėdos Nafta) began a week of pre-planned repair and technical inspection work at the LNG terminal in Klaipėda. KN  says the scheduled work is being done shortly after the end of the 2018 gas year, during which 8,68 TWh of gas were regasified and supplied at the LNG terminal.
     
    During the planned repair and technical inspection, the entire LNG terminal infrastructure will be checked: the FSRU Independence, the terminal quay and its equipment, and the gas transmission pipeline equipment. While the work is being done, LNG regasification will be suspended at the terminal.
     
    Lithuanian and foreign contractors along with certified and trained KN specialists will inspect the onshore and underwater infrastructure, check the operation of various equipment, install equipment upgrades, and perform various repairs where necessary.
     
    It is expected that the planned repairs and maintenance will be completed and the terminal will resume its activities in one week, on Monday, the 15th of October.
     
    The activities of the LNG terminal in Klaipėda managed by KN are suspended every year for planned repairs.
     
    This year, the planned repairs began shortly after the end of the 2018 gas year, which covered the 12-month period from October 2017. During this period, a total of 19 LNG carriers were received at the LNG terminal. Of these, 10 were large-scale carriers delivering cargo to the LNG terminal, and nine were small-scale carriers for LNG reloading. During the year, a total of 1.361 million m3 of LNG were delivered, of which 52,000 m3 were dispatched to the LNG reloading station at the Port of Klaipėda or to other terminals in the Scandinavian countries, and 8,68 TWh of gas were regasified and supplied to customers.
     
    “The demand for the services offered by the LNG terminal, which will soon be marking its fourth year of operations, is still high – during certain months, the terminal was working at more than 90 per cent capacity. This shows that customers value the efficiency of LNG transportation due to the terminal’s convenient geographical location as well as the flexibility of our terminal and the ability to carry out both gasification and LNG reloading activities. This is particularly important, since maximising utilisation of the LNG terminal makes it possible to reduce its operating costs through the security component, which is part of the final gas price,” says KN CEO Mindaugas Jusius.




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