Energy company Klaipėdos Nafta, which manages Liuthuania's Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal, has installed buoys in the Curonian Lagoon near floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Independence. The buoys mark a 125-metre water security zone around FSRU Independence.
© DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

The chain of buoys is 500 metres long, 11 larger buoys contain light bulbs which at night emit light visible from one nautical mile away.

Klaipėdos Nafta investment in these navigation signs are worth nearly EUR 90,000.

"Based on the company's investment plans, we projected to establish a visible security zone around the terminal. It became especially relevant during the summer season, once active navigation began around the LNG terminal. By establishing the navigation system we seek to inform fishermen, yachtsmen and holidaymakers sailing on recreation boats that they are nearing the terminal's security zone, which must not be breached. In some cases small ships used to sail too close to the terminal because there were no clear warning signs, so we have dealt with this inconvenience," said Mantas Bartuška, Director General of Klaipėdos Nafta.

It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from ELTA.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lietuvos Energija is Acquiring a Wind Farm Development Project in Poland

Lietuvos Energija , a group of energy companies, further pursues the international strategy provided...

Latvenergo starts selling natural gas in Lithuania

Latvia's state energy company Latvenergo has started offering natural gas to its customers in...

Brussels preparing for talks with Russia on Baltic power systems

The European Commission is getting ready to start consultations with Russia over the switching of...

The biggest Lithuanian energy company expands in Poland

The Lithuanian state capital energy company group Lietuvos Energija moves forward with...

Eesti Gaas places order for the first LNG bunker vessel for North-East Baltic Sea

The leading Estonian energy company Eesti Gaas has placed an order for an LNG (liquefied natural gas)...