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LNG in Baltic Sea Ports - LNG Handbook

05-Dec-2014
Source: LNG in baltic Sea Ports
Page Count: 60
Date: December 2014
From the Document:

The project LNG in Baltic Sea Ports, partly financed by TEN-T, supports and initiates the establishment of LNG terminals in participating ports. The ports that participate are: Stockholm, Helsinki, Turku, Tallinn, Copenhagen-Malmö, Aarhus and Helsingborg. Some of the ports have reached far in their planning and development for supplying LNG to ships. Stockholm, for example, has a functioning LNG supply chain for the ferry Viking Grace. Port of Helsinki has a functioning LNG supply chain for the coast guard vessel Turva. Other ports are planning for and acquiring permits for the establishment.

One of the main purposes of the project LNG in Baltic Sea ports is to find good solutions and manageable ways of establishing LNG in ports, in order to supply LNG to end users. The ports that have participated in the project have all gained a lot of experiences and have reached far in striving towards LNG establishment.

It is also equally important to disseminate the results from the project, in order to facilitate the establishment of LNG in other ports in the Baltic Sea area, and the rest of Europe as well. The experiences gained from the participating ports are therefore summarized in this handbook, created for supporting ports in their work of planning and developing LNG.

The handbook outline is based on the process of developing an LNG terminal, and the phases that are connected to this process (planning, construction, production, operation, bunkering etc).

The handbook starts with an overview of the status of LNG supply in the Baltic Sea countries today, including future scenarios, and possible market and supply chain development. The general process of establishment is described, looking specifically at technical, financial and safety aspects. The obtained experiences from the participating ports are described and discussed. 

The experiences are summarized into obstacles and possibilities for the development of LNG, from a technical, financial and safety viewpoint, and to conclude, a checklist to ports for LNG development is given.