Lithuania wins independence of Russian natural gas supplies, and we were there!
October 2014 saw the finishing work on one of the currently most important energy projects in Lithuania at the Klaipeda port on the Baltic Sea: the construction of an LNG terminal.
CEPS has performed there the drying of nearly 18 km long pipeline DN 700 (28 in.), connecting floating LNG revaporization facility and terminal to onshore metering station and also the drying of metering station itself.
The ultra-dry air generator, producing air with dew point −80 °C, has been used – thus final level of dew point of air (at the end of pipeline) lower than −40 °C was reached. The same method of drying was used for metering station.
Once the LNG terminal is put into operation, which is planned for the end of 2014, Lithuania will become independent of Russian natural gas supplies.
In the first year of its operation, the terminal is expected to deliver an output of one bcm of natural gas. In the subsequent years, the annual output is expected to be increased up to two to three bcm of gas, which will be sufficient to meet Lithuanian natural gas demand in full.
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