About the LNGT project

DateEvent
2014-05-13Completion of the directional pilot drilling (600 m segment under the Wilhelm canal) for laying the gas pipeline
2014-05-12"Hyundai Heavy Industries” shipbuilding company has completed all the testing procedures on May 12th and Hoegh LNG formally intercepted the FSRU from the shipbuilding company
2014-04-30The annual LNG Terminal capacity allocation procedure has commenced
2014-04-18The regulations for the use of the LNG Terminal are approved 
2014-04-07All 134 poles of the jetty are hammered into the seabed
2014-02-25A permit for building the pipeline of the LNG Terminal from the FSRU to the high pressure sleeves is issued, which was the last permit needed to complete the whole pipeline
2014-01-13A permit for building the jetty of the LNG Terminal is issued
2013-12-02A public consultation for the need of the Terminal Capacity allocation has commenced
2013-11-29Directional drilling of the connecting pipeline has commenced
2013-11-28Maritime testing of the FSRU has been done
2013-11-20

Conclusions of the European Commission have been received:
  • The legal regulation of the LNG Terminal conform to the EU domestic market legal requirements 
  • Guarantees the financing of the LNG Terminal Project by the European Investment Bank
2013-11-18All of the 18 km route of the connecting pipeline is marked, cleaning of the route is started
2013-11-17The poles of the jetty are started to be hammered into the seabed 
2013-09-16External audit of SC "Klaipedos Nafta's" activity efficiency and legitimacy has been concluded
Positive conclusions have been issued evaluating the activity of the Company from the 1st of January 2010 to the 31st of December 2012 taking into account the legitimacy of the commitments taken up, legal risks and executed public procurement procedure conformity to the  legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania
2013-08-21AS BMGS – contractor of the jetty construction - has initiated the building work preparations
Mobilisation of the equipment needed for building, production of the poles started
2013-07A technical supervisor of the building works is appointed, architectural and connection requirements (technical conditions are issued for the jetty Design. An analysis of FSRU mooring is initiated.
2013-07-09SC „Klaipedos Nafta“ and the European Investment Bank signs a financing contract for a 300 mln. litas loan.
2013-06Built, tested and assembled regasification equipment in the FSRU
2013-06-27A detailed plan of the gas metering station is approved
2013-06-14The national loan commission approves the State guarantee to secure the 280 mln litas loan from the European Investment Bank
(The Government of the Republic of Lithuania approved the guarantee on the 20th of June, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania approved it on the 2nd of July, 2013)
2013-06-13The special plan for the building works of infrastructure and the gas pipeline related to the LNG terminal is approved
2013-05-03The FSRU sails off the dry dock
2013-03-20A contract with SC "Lietuvos dujos" is signed for connecting SC "Klaipedos Nafta" to the main gas grid
2013-03-14SC „Klaipedos Nafta“ requests the Ministry of Finance for a State guarantee of 200 mln litas
2013-03-08A contract with SC "Lietuvos dujos" for connecting to the functioning natural gas transmission system is signed
2013-03-06Final engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) offers for the LNG pipeline system are received
2013-02-18The winner of the LNG Terminal infrastructure contest is announced

Final offers are received and a latvian Company AS "BMGS" is selected for engineering and building the jetty of the terminal with related facilities

2013-02-07SC “Klaipedos Nafta” overdraft contract

SC “Klaipedos Nafta” signs a 120 mln litas bank credit (overdraft) contract with Nordea Bank Finland Plc

2012-12-19The "comforting letter" about the LNG Terminal Project is signed by the Energy minister of the Republic of Lithuania
2012-12-17A feasibility study is performed concerning the change in natural gas parameters and allowed limits satisfactory for the end users in the SC "Lietuvos dujos" gas grid
2012-12-17A daughter Company JSC "Litgas" which would perform the gas supply activity is registered
2012-12-10GMS land site detailed planning procedures initiated
2012-12-08Conception of the special plan for the related infrastructure and gas pipeline building as well as the SEIA approved
2012-12-05SC "Lietuvos dujos" and SC" Klaipedos Nafta" agree on the preliminary connection conditions of the LNG terminal to the gas transmission network
2012-11-23A research prepared by request from the European Commission is announced

A research on the LNG supply in the Baltic sea region, which shows that Lithuania selected the best technological solution for the LNG Terminal meeting the regional LNG terminal parameters as well as offering the lowest costs compared to the regional examples, is prepared by request from the European Commission

2012-11-09Purchase of Financial services (a long term loan and return guarantee) is announced

Applications to participate in the competition were received on the 13th of December, 2012

2012-11-09A contest for account credit (overdraft) service purchase is announced

Initial offers from participants were received on the 21st of December, 2012

2012-11-01The contract of mounting point to connect the LNG Terminal to the SC "Lietuvos dujos" main gas pipeline
2012-10-12State directorate of the Port of Klaipeda announced the contest for port dredging works

Final offers from participants were received on the 21st of December, 2012

2012-10-05Main conditions of connecting the LNG Terminal to the SC "Lietuvos dujos" main gas grid were approved
2012-10-05First Edition of the "Safety report" of the LNG Terminal is prepared, which is supplemented with technical Project solutions
2012-10-04SC "Lietuvos Dujos" provide the preliminary connection conditions of the LNG Terminal to the gas transmission system
2012-09-14A land site for building the gas metering station is acquired
2012-09-12A request to the Energy Ministry of Lithuania is provided to approach the Finance Ministry of Lithuania with a request to include 200 mln litas in the 2013 State budget as State guarantee limit for infrastructure loans of the LNG Terminal 

On the 20th of December, 2012 a decree was issued to approve the Financial indicators of the 2013 State budget and municipality budget

2012-09-05A request is provided to connect the LNG Terminal to the SC "Lietuvos Dujos" gas transmission system
2012-08-24

Purchase of the LNG Terminal infrastructure (jetty with related facilities) engineering and building works is announced

On the 10th of December, 2012 initial offers were received and negotiations with contest participants were started

2012-08-14SC "Klaipedos Nafta" and the State directorate of the Port of Klaipeda signed an additional agreement about the investment and compensation procedure conditions
2012-07-05A bilateral cooperation contract is signed with the State directorate of the Port of Klaipeda about the building works of the jetty of the LNG terminal as well as about the dredging of the seabed in the location of the LNG Terminal
2012-07-03Purchase of the natural gas pipeline engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works is announced

The selected conractor was announced on the 21st of December, 2012

2012
June and August
Geological analysis was performed evaluating the building works of the jetty of the LNG Terminal and the gas pipeline in the area of the port
2012-05-20The business plan of the LNG Terminal is presented
2012
May and September
LNG Carrier navigational analysis was performed and navigational parameters determined in the Port of Klaipeda, according to which the State directorate of the Port of Klaipeda performed the changes to the shipping regulations
2012-04-26A FEED study of the gas pipeline of the LNG Terminal was prepared
2012-03-08A service contract to connect the LNG Terminal to the functioning natural gas transmission system is signed
2012-03-02The leasing contest of the FSRU is finalised and a contract with the selected party- Hoegh LNG is signed