Large LNG terminal ship arrives in Finland
An almost 300 meter long terminal ship to supply gas to Finland and Estonia has arrived on the southern coast of Finland.
The terminal ship “Exemplar” arriving at the port of Inkoo.
The floating liquid gas terminal “Exemplar” was escorted by tugboats to the port of the coastal municipality of Inkoo near Helsinki on Wednesday. Workers should then moor the 291 meter long and 43 meter wide ship at the quay.
In the summer, Finland and Estonia decided to lease the terminal from a US company in order to get away from gas imports from Russia in the wake of the Ukraine war. It is intended to supply the two EU countries with liquefied natural gas (LNG). According to the Finnish broadcaster Yle, the “Exemplar” started in Gibraltar on December 19 towards Finland, but the port entrance in Inkoo was delayed somewhat due to bad weather.
According to Yle, gas only accounts for around five percent of the energy mix in Finland. Almost all of the gas used to come from Russia, which halted gas supplies to the Nordic country in May over a row over ruble payments, among other things.