BNS – According to a plan of the state-owned company Port of Tallinn, a terminal for liquefied petroleum gas (LNG) will be built at the port of Muuga just outside the Estonian capital Tallinn that will mainly handle transit of LPG from Russia and Kazakhstan as well as imports for the Baltic market.
The planned capacity of the terminal could be 300,000 tons of LPG per year in the first stage and up to 800,000 tons per year in the second stage, Port of Tallinn said.
The chairman of the supervisory board of Port of Tallinn, Neinar Seli, said the terminal would enable to use LPG based on the same parameters as natural gas.
"It means that after installing corresponding equipment at boilerhouses it will be possible to switch from expensive fuels or environment-polluting coal and oil shale to more economical and cleaner LPG. This is a substantial step closer to Estonia's energy security," Seli said.
An environmental impact audit has found that no significant increase will be caused in the environmental burden for the terminal area or nearby areas.
The area chosen for the terminal in the eastern part of Muuga port is suitable for safety reasons, as no dwellings or public buildings are situated within its potential maximum danger perimeter, Port of Tallinn said.