Gazprom signed a new contract with Stroytransneftegazom owned by Gennady Timchenko

The company will build a LNG terminal in the Kaliningrad region for 21 billion rubles.
Onshore LNG terminal of Gazprom in the Kaliningrad region will be built by "Stroytransneftegaz" (STNG), as follows from the materials procurement of the state holding. The contract is concluded for an amount of 21.264 billion rubles. STNG build the terminal, including the port fleet and navigation software, with the overland pipeline facilities belonging to the linear object infrastructure, marine pipeline.

The contract was signed on the terms of purchases from a single supplier. STNG (31.5% owned by Gennady Timchenko) is involved in many key projects of "Gazprom", including "Power of Siberia", the construction of the Amur refinery, pipeline Ukhta - Torzhok. In 2015, the company's revenue amounted to 188.3 billion rubles, net profit -. 10.5 billion rubles. STNG representative did not respond to the request.

The terminal must stay in the Baltic Sea, in waters north of the district Pioneer - Zelenogradsk. In the area of Kulikovo wind power offshore gas pipeline length of 3.5 kilometers from a ship come ashore. The terminal capacity should amount to 2 billion cubic meters. meters of gas per year. scheduled to be first and foremost in November 2017, the second and third - in 2018 and 2019. respectively. The terminal is being built in order to protect the Russian enclave on the possible risk of breach of gas transit through Lithuania.

Now gas is supplied to the region for the transit gas pipeline Minsk - Vilnius - Kaunas - Kaliningrad (capacity - 2.5 billion cubic meters a year.). The possibility of obtaining natural gas by sea in liquefied form will greatly enhance its energy security, said "Gazprom".

The power system of the Kaliningrad region is part of the energy ring BRELL (includes Belarus, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). Now almost all of the electricity consumption in the Kaliningrad region (98%) is covered by one of the Kaliningrad CHP-2. To solve the energy deficit in the region, "Inter RAO" in conjunction with "Rosneftegas" is the construction of four plants (three of them gas - Sovetsk, Gusev, Kaliningrad) with a total capacity of 1 GW.

The Baltic countries, and in particular Lithuania, are subject BRELL gap that threatens the energy security of the Kaliningrad region, the director of the Energy Security Fund Sergey Pikin. We considered various options to address the problem, including the construction of the Baltic nuclear power plant capacity of 2.4 GW, but the theme with the NPP does not develop so quickly, he said. As a result, it was decided that the quickest and most reliable option - is the construction of thermal power plant and LNG terminal for these stations.

Kaliningrad CHPP-2 consumes about 1.3 billion cubic meters. meters of gas per year, said the head of group research and forecasting ACRA Natalia Porokhova. The new station will consume an average of 0.8-1 billion cubic meters. meters of gas per year, estimated by experts.