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    Lithuanian FSRU Goes Offline for Dredging


The dredging work will be completed on April 5.

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Lithuanian FSRU Goes Offline for Dredging

Lithuania's LNG floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) at Klaipeda temporarily shut down import operations on March 30 and has moved from the site so that the port can be dredged, its operator Klaipedos Nafta said in a statement.

The Independence FSRU will return and be reconnected to Lithuania's gas system after the work has been completed on April 5. This marks the third time dredging has been undertaken at the vessel's mooring site since it started operations in 2014.

Klaipedos Nafta also plans to carry out technical maintenance at gas reception infrastructure at Klaipeda. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, only work that the company can do alone is being undertaken. Additional maintenance requiring the assistance of external contractors is scheduled to take place in the autumn.

The Klaipeda LNG terminal's regasification capacity is 3.75bn m3/yr. It provides gas to consumers in Lithuania and neighbouring states as an alternative to Russian pipeline gas.