Russian government approves country’s first LNG bunkering port

Russian government approves country’s first LNG bunkering port

Russian Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) has authorized the request of LNG-

Gorskaya LLC on investments into construction of Russia’s first LNG port in Saint-Petersburg. The

company plans to put the complex into operation in late 2018 and to start selling LNG in January 2019.

“The project being implemented by LNG-Gorskaya 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”, said the company’s statement.

The project’s first phase implies the construction of three 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 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 tons 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. approves-countrys- first-lng- bunkering-terminal/

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