LNG-Gorskaya obtains permit for construction of eco-port in Saint-Petersburg
Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) has OKed the request of LNG-Gorskaya LLC on investments into construction of Russia’s first LNG port in Saint-Petersburg, says the Company.
“The project being implemented by LNG-Gorskaya LLC on the shore of the Gulf of Finland is targeted at establishment of a highly efficient Russian producer of LNG with its own fleet to ensure supply of LNG to European consumers and bunkering of vessels in the Baltic Sea”, says the statement.
LNG will be produced by facilities assembled on three non-self-propelled barges. The plant will be able to annually process 1.968 bln cubic meters of natural gas into 1,260 thou tonnes of LNG.
The three facilities with annual capacity of 656 mln cubic meters each will be put into operation phase by phase.
LNG is to be supplied to consumers by bunkering tankers with on-deck LNG storage tanks. The tankers will be deployed for offshore bunkering of vessels in the Gulf of Finland through ship-to-ship operations.
The project’s first phase implies the construction of 3 bunkering tankers with tank capacity of 7,000 cubic meters each and a floating facility for LNG production. This phase also includes the development of on-shore infrastructure at Gorskaya point (pier, loading rack and gas pipeline) as well as creation of several LNG terminals in Finland, Germany and Sweden.
LNG-Gorskaya LLC is going to put the complex into operation in late 2018 and to start selling LNG in January 2019.