Gasgrid Finland’s LNG floating terminal in the deep harbour at Inkoo, Finland is now fully ready for use and gas deliveries can begin.
he floating terminal project successfully implemented by Gasgrid Finland will secure the supply of gas to industry, energy production and households as well as safeguard Finland’s security of supply and the continuation of gas supplies far into the future.
The LNG floating terminal vessel Exemplar reached Inkoo on 28 December last year and has now been successfully integrated into Gasgrid Finland’s gas transmission network.
We have now got our LNG floating terminal fully up and running and all the required official permits to start commercial operations are in place. Everything has now been finalised and tested
said Esa Hallivuori, Senior Vice President, Transmission Business at Gasgrid Finland.
The LNG floating terminal vessel is 291 m long and when fully laden holds around 68,000 tonnes of LNG, which corresponds to around 1,050 GWh of energy.
The LNG is regasified on board the vessel, after which the natural gas is transferred via a loading arm to a 2.2-km connecting pipeline and then on to end customers through Gasgrid Finland’s gas network.
The vessel has an annual regasification capacity of 40 TWh, which far exceeds Finland’s annual need for natural gas. The LNG terminal also enables gas deliveries to the Baltic states and even to Poland through the Baltic connector pipeline.
The LNG floating terminal project is an excellent example of how seamless teamwork between different parties works at its best. Now that our LNG floating terminal is ready to come on stream, it will also improve the security of supply for Finnish society
added Mr. Hallivuori.