CAPACITY ENHANCEMENT OF KLAIPĖDA–KIEMĖNAI PIPELINE (CONSTRUCTION OF GAS PIPELINE KLAIPĖDA-KURŠĖNAI)

Goals of the Project:

  • Diversify gas supply sources and routes in the Baltic Region,
  • Create conditions for full utilization of the capacity of LNG Terminal in Klaipeda,
  • Security and reliability of gas supplies.

The Project is implemented by:

  • AB Amber Grid.

The Project milestones:

  1. Feasibility Study, Business Plan, Cost Benefit Analysis (2013),
  2. Project was included into the Union list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) adopted by European Commission (2013),
  3. Lithuanian Government provided for the Project the status of national economic importance (2013),
  4. Environmental Impact Assessment and Territory Planning (2013-2014),
  5. Engineering design and construction (2014-2015). October the 2nd 2015, construction of gas pipeline Klaipėda–Kuršėnai has been completed.

Information about the Project:

  • Technical parameters of the Gas Transmission Pipeline: length: ~110 km, diameter: Ø800 mm.
  • Maximum operating pressure: 5.4 MPa.
  • Investments: EUR 57.9 million.

The Project is a part of the following plans:

  • The European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-G) Ten-year Network Development Plan for 2013–2022.
  • Natural Gas Transmission System Operator ten-year system development plan for 2013–2022.
  • The National Key Electricity and Gas Transmission Projects Implementation Plan as approved by the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.
  • The Baltic Regional Transmission System Operators Gas Regional Investment Plan for 2014–2023.

Route of the Gas Transmission Pipeline:

The EU assistance:

On 24 April 2015 AB Amber Grid, and the European Union’s (EU) Innovation Network Executive Agency (INEA) signed an agreement on the EU's financial support for the construction of the Klaipėda-Kuršėnai gas transmission pipeline. Under this agreement, the Project will be granted the EU support of EUR 27.6 million under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

 

 

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