Klaipėdos Nafta Commissions Works After Vessel Delivers Commissioning Cargo


After bunker vessel Cardissa delivered a commissioning cargo, Klaipėdos Nafta, an oil and LNG terminals operator, has begun commissioning works at its LNG reloading station.

The commissioning cargo was delivered by Shell’s 6,500 cubic meters LNG bunkering vessel that arrived at the Klaipeda port on Sunday, September 17. Shell’s bunkering vessel was loaded with sufficient LNG required for the commissioning works from the FSRU Independence, serving as Lithuania’s first LNG import terminal, Klaipedos Nafta said.

According to the contract, 1,000 cubic meters of LNG was reloaded to the bunker vessel. Two of the five storage tanks of the LNG reloading station will be filled with this amount. Shell has acquired the cargo from Lietuvos Dujų Tiekimas, a Lithuanian company that uses the services of the LNG terminal.

The commissioning works enable us to test the entire infrastructure for the LNG logistics in the Klaipėda Seaport. First, the reloading of LNG from the large terminal to a small-scale LNG carrier, then from the carrier to the LNG reloading station, and finally to LNG tank trucks,” Mindaugas Jusius, KN‘s Managing Director, said.