Equipment manufacturer Chart has commenced delivery of its first batch of cryogenic storage infrastructure to a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Lithuania.
Chart’s primary role in the project will see it deliver five HT1000 cryogenic storage tanks, two truck loading bays, one LNG bunkering jetty and a regasification plant to the AB Klaipėdos Nafta port.
In the first stage of the venture, Chart has shipped three cryogenic storage tanks from its Chart Ferox facility in the Czech Republic which are currently en-route to the port in Lithuania. Two more are expected to follow later this year.
The first three Decinske Giants tanks are expected to arrive in Lithuania mid-March. When the two remaining tanks arrive, Chart’s vessels will provide an initial storage capacity of 5,000 m3 of LNG. Plans are in place to increase this to 10,000 m3.
Gas from a floating LNG storage and regasification unit will be delivered to the storage tanks by a gas tanker and distributed by road tank trucks or vessels.
The LNG reloading station will form part of a small-scale LNG operational infrastructure to develop the LNG market in the Baltic Sea region. First commercial operation is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2017.
Hans Lonsain, President of Chart Europe, commented, “Collaborations between our respective technical experts has facilitated first class performance in delivering this Lithuanian LNG terminal.”