Finland’s Inkoo FSRU receives US LNG cargo

Finland’s first FSRU-based facility in the port of Inkoo has received a new cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Gasgrid said on Monday.

The 2021-built 173,400-cbm, Minerva Limnos, delivered a full LNG cargo to Excelerate Energy’s 150,900-cbm, FSRU Exemplar, which serves Gasgrid’s import facility in Inkoo under a charter deal.

Gasgrid said the regasified LNG was injected into its gas network for delivery to industry and energy plants, but it did not provide any additional details regarding the shipment.

According to its AIS data provided by VesselsValue, Minerva Limnos delivered the shipment to the FSRU from Venture Global LNG’s Calcasieu Pass plant in Louisiana.

Prior to this delivery, the FSRU-based facility, operated by Gasgrid’s unit Floating LNG Terminal Finland, received a cargo onboard the 142,700-cbm Arctic Voyager from Equinor’s Hammerfest LNG plant in Norway, the data shows.

In April, the 155,000-cbm LNG carrier Solaris delivered a shipment to Inkoo from Cheniere’s Corpus Christi LNG terminal in the US.

This delivery followed the first commercial LNG shipment for the new FSRU-based facility in Finland.

Eesti Gas, a unit of Estonian investment firm Infortar, received the first LNG cargo from the US via Finland’s FSRU-based LNG terminal.

The Tallinn-based firm, which is branded internationally as Elenger, purchased the cargo from energy trader Vitol.

Eesti Gas previously said it will bring in total seven shipments via the Inkoo FSRU in spring and summer this year.

Gasgrid expects 1-2 vessels per month to arrive at the FSRU-based facility in Inkoo.

The firm also received approval to start offering reloading services at the FSRU-based facility in the port of Inkoo to boost the terminal’s utilization rate.

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