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Putin inaugurates Kaliningrad LNG terminal

Moscow - Run by the State controlled company Gazprom, the terminal aims at further enhancing energy security in the Kaliningrad Region

Moscow - Russia’s president Vladimir Putin inaugurated a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Kaliningrad, on the Baltic Sea. Run by the State controlled company Gazprom, the terminal aims at further enhancing energy security in the Kaliningrad Region.

A key component of the terminal is a fixed marine berth with a breakwater. The berth is a 125.5-meter monolithic slab of high-strength concrete resting on 177 piles. Special equipment for receiving gas is installed on top of the slab along with mooring devices.

“The floating storage regasification platform is currently moored at the receiving terminal; that platform will convert LNG into gas to pump into the underground facility and to supply to consumers in Kaliningrad Region,” says Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller.

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