Nordic power firm Gasum is delivering a cargo of LNG to the Inkoo floating storage regasification unit (FSRU). The cargo arrived on Sunday 5 November and unloading has been began. On the FSRU the LNG is regasified and fed into the Finnish gasoline pipeline grid.
That is the second LNG cargo Gasum has delivered to the Inkoo FRSU for the reason that Balticconnector gasoline pipeline between Finland and Estonia suffered a rupture and was shut down in early October. Restore of the pipeline is predicted to take at the least 5 months. Within the meantime, all Finnish pure gasoline demand have to be met by means of imports of LNG.
“We’re working onerous to safe provide of pure gasoline over the approaching winter season to our clients, whose operations depend upon a gradual provide of gasoline. It’s a difficult scenario, however we have already got expertise from rebuilding our pipeline pure gasoline provide chain after pure gasoline imports from Russia had been suspended in 2022,” mentioned Jouni Liimatta, Head of Buying and selling and Optimising at Gasum.
The LNG cargo is roughly 400 GWh in measurement, it was provided by Gasum’s longtime associate Equinor and comes from Norway. Equinor is a Norwegian state-owned multinational power firm with a presence in 30 international locations all over the world.
Along with this supply, Gasum has reserved three extra slots on the Inkoo FSRU for the upcoming winter season. These cargoes will be certain that Gasum can meet the pure gasoline demand of its clients till spring 2024. Within the coming months the Inkoo FSRU may even be outfitted with the technical functionality to load LNG from the terminal additional into smaller bunkering vessels, enhancing the flexibleness of cargo utilisation.
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