Klaipėdos Nafta operates strategic Lithuanian oil and gas terminal located at the State Seaport in Klaipeda. The terminal has a strategic position in ensuring energy security for Lithuania and other Baltic States. Since the end of 2014, the company also operates the large-scale Floating Storage and Regasification Unit “Independence”.
Klaipėda State Seaport is the northernmost ice–free port on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. It is the most important and biggest Lithuanian transport hub, connecting sea, land and railway routes from East to West. The Port of Klaipėda is also pre-identified as a Core Network Maritime Port on the North Sea – Baltic Sea Corridor. Klaipėda is a multipurpose, universal, deep-water port, providing high quality services. The total cargo turnover in the Port of Klaipėda reached a level of 36.41 m tonnes in 2014. An important part of the traffic is container handling (450 thou. TEU) and ro-ro operation (5.6 m tonnes).
Klaipėdos Nafta is an important player at the eastern part of the Baltic Sea, in terms of LNG fuel handling. Its vicinity to seaports in Riga (Latvia), Gdańsk and Gdynia (Poland) as well as existing LNG infrastructure and mature development projects related to LNG, allow for taking active part in the promotion of LNG as an alternative fuel for vessels, hence influencing emissions’ reduction from vessels’ traffic at the eastern part of the Baltic.
Participation of Klaipėdos Nafta in HEKLA project represents a continuation of the previous project LNG in the Baltic Sea Ports II, which facilitated preparation of necessary studies and documentation for the final practical deployment of the LNG Reloading Station.