Chart Industries Inc. has announced that its wholly owned Czech subsidiary, Chart Ferox, and EPC consortium partner, PPS Pipeline Systems Germany, have been selected to provide an LNG reloading station for AB Klaipedos nafta at the Port of Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Chart said that the consortium will deliver a total project scope, including equipment engineering, production, installation, and commissioning, as well as construction of the associated infrastructure. The contract, which is valued at €27.7 million, will enter into full force after approval of conclusion of the EPC contract by the general meeting of shareholders of AB Klaipedos nafta.
Chart confirmed that its scope of supply is nearly 50% of the total award value.
Five Chart cryogenic storage tanks will provide 5000 m3 of LNG storage at the station, which will be equipped with two loading areas for LNG trucks and jetty modules for ship bunkering.
The Chart LNG regasification facility will have the capacity to provide 6000 Nm3/hr of natural gas. The LNG reloading station will be operational within 15 months with full scope delivery anticipated during 2H17. The overall plant design will also incorporate a potential future expansion, capable of doubling the storage capacity.
Miroslav Cerny, Business Director of Chart Ferox, said: “We are delighted with this prestigious award and excited to be working with our new partner, PPS Pipeline Systems. Both companies are experts in their respective fields with the experience and pedigree to deliver the project within an extremely aggressive timescale.”
The main project aim is to develop Klaipeda as a Baltic hub and virtual pipeline to fuel ships and deliver LNG by truck to reduce the traditional dependence on imported pipeline gas.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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