Croatia begins construction of offshore LNG terminal

  • Michaela Ceklová
  • 23.8.2017 23:16

On 18 August, Croatia began the initial phase of building an offshore LNG terminal on the island of Krk, which includes primary research and drilling of the seabed. The offshore LNG terminal should be completed by the end of 2019.

The EU said earlier this year it wants to invest in energy infrastructure and the LNG terminal on the island of Krk is one of the supported projects, the EU will cover about 30 % of the total construction cost. In investing in the LNG terminal, the EU sees the opportunity to diversify its gas supplies and at the same time reduce the dependence on Russian gas. The capacity of the planned terminal reaches roughly two billion cubic meters per year, Croatia originally wanted to create a terminal with three times the capacity. These plans have been eventually scrapped due to reduced demand for natural gas. A similar terminal was opened in Polish Swinoujscie in 2016, both countries have therefore also signed an agreement to connect these two terminals.

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