GALLERY: Strabag progressing with Croatian LNG terminal construction

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Croatia's LNG terminal under construction

Posted December 13, 2019

Austrian construction company Strabag has provided an update on its work on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal on the Croatian island of Krk in the northern Adriatic Sea.

Strabag posted several images on its social media channels showing the work being conducted on the LNG terminal.

The Austrian company is in charge of designing and building a terminal for the reception of Panamax-type vessels with 170,000 cbm capacity.

The jetty structure is on bored piles with precast elements structure and final monolithization. Eleven dolphins will be connected with a typical steel bridge structure. The excavation of the approach zone on the level is also included in the project.

Also part of the project is the equipping of the terminal – marine loading arms, gangways and catwalks, F&G system, instrumentation, ship to shore system, pipelines, valves system, cathodic protection, etc.

This follows the recent statement made by Barbara Doric, managing director of Croatia LNG, the state-owned project developer, who said that the onshore construction works started and were going on according to the plan.

The works are expected to be finalized in September next year, just before the arrival of the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to the site.

Doric stated that the 2005-built LNG carrier Golar Viking, currently located in Singapore, would be converted to an FSRU.

The vessel is expected to be shipped to China’s Hudong shipyard at the end of January next year for the final conversion and is to arrive on location at the island of Krk in October 2020.

On the negative side, Alpha Adriatic and Cypriot ETCA Caspian Limited decided to shut down its Croatia-based LNG joint venture Uljanik Plovidba LNG earlier this week.

Source: LNG World News