Chart has confirmed that the commitment to have the first phase of Klaipeda’s LNG distribution hub operational by the end of the summer is on track.
Three of the five giant cryogenic storage tanks have been installed at the site and the remaining two were recently loaded onto the water to begin their journey from Chart’s facility in Decin, Czech Republic, to the job site.
If placed end on end, the two cryogenic storage tanks would easily cover the length of a football field and the diameter of each is larger than the diameter of London’s underground train network.
The LNG distribution station will create a small scale LNG infrastructure and establish the port of Klaipeda as an LNG hub for the Baltic countries and north-eastern Poland.
Gas from the Independence floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) will be delivered to the facility and Chart’s primary role is preparation and delivery of the cryogenic section, comprising storage tanks, two truck loading bays, marine bunkering jetty and the regasification plant.
The overall plant design incorporates future expansion, capable of doubling the storage capacity. Chart is further supporting the customer in follow up projects to develop additional small scale LNG solutions for power generation, vehicle fueling and other end-use applications.