Rõivas participates in the arrival ceremony of the floating LNG terminal in Lithuania and the NB8 meeting in Sweden

24.10.2014 | 17:19

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Stenbock House, 24 October 2014 – Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas will depart for Lithuania on Monday, 27 October, to participate in the arrival ceremony of the floating LNG terminal in Klaipėda.

Floating liquefied natural gas or LNG terminal Independence that calls in Klaipėda is the first large-scale LNG terminal in the whole of the Baltic region.

From the point of view of energy security, the floating terminal serves as a particularly important project both for the whole region and Estonia. The entry of alternative sources of energy significantly increases the security of supply and overall security of Lithuania and other countries in the region.

The ship that was manufactured by Norwegian and South-Korean companies can accommodate 170,000 cubic metres of liquefied natural gas. It is equipped with devices that allow to convert liquid natural gas to gaseous state in the volume of 11 million cubic metres per day.

The heads of government of all the Baltic countries will participate in the opening ceremony of the floating terminal. Prior to the ceremony, a joint working lunch of the prime ministers and the representatives of the United States of America will take place.

In the afternoon, Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas will depart for Stockholm to attend the Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8) Summit taking place on the same day. The meeting of the heads of government from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania will cover topics such as the economic situation in Europe, transatlantic relations, and developments related to Ukraine.

The Prime Minister will return to Estonia on Tuesday.

From the Government Communication Office, the Prime Minister will be accompanied by Villu Känd (+372 52 75 424; villu.kand[at]riigikantselei[dot]ee)

 

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