LNG bunkering center in Estonia

LNG Gorskaya told IAA PortNews that together with the authorities of Montu Harbour they signed an agreement for cooperation towards LNG bunkering center.  The center will consist of floating LNG storage facility (5,000 cbm in capacity) and a berth for mooring of vessels, with possibility of bunkering from a 1,300-cbm tanker capable of supplying fuel both in harbours and at offshore facilities of Estonian and Latvian ports.

LNG center in Mõntu Harbour will be a similar facility to one in Lübeck (Germany, also developed by LNG Gorskaya Overseas Ou) and will be built in the framework of a programme on development of the LNG bunkering infrastructure in the Baltic ports of the EU. The project totally estimated at EUR 33 mln and will be coofinanced by Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme. 

LNG Gorskaya is also partner in construction LNG production facility in Saint-Petersburg. The facility will be able to annually process 1.968 bln cubic meters of natural gas into 1,260 thou tonnes of LNG.

Mõntu Harbour is located at the southern top of the Saaremaa island in the Baltic Sea, at the entrance to the Gulf of Riga with its ports of Latvia and Estonia, which is also not far from the Swedish coast. The Harbour can accommodate vessels of up to 7,500 gross tones.

Source and more information: IAA PortNews