Tukes permit for Finland’s first floating LNG terminal
The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) has granted a permit for Floating LNG Terminal Finland Oy for the first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Finland. The floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and related terminal operations will be located at the port of Inkoo.
The FSRU is large (length roughly 291 m, and width 43 m), and it can store a significant amount of LNG (151,000 m3, equating to 75,500 tonnes). This is nearly 1.5 times the capacity of Finland’s current terminals. The gas converted back to natural gas in the FSRU will be distributed directly into the natural gas distribution network. The amount of the distributed gas is sufficient to replace the natural gas obtained from Russia.
The permit holder is Floating LNG Terminal Finland Oy, a Finnish company which is responsible for overall safety in the FSRU and terminal operations. The flag state of the FSRU is Belgium.
The Tukes permit ensures that the permit holder has identified major accident risks associated with LNG and other chemicals handled in the FSRU and has prepared for them. The most significant major accident risks are associated with the transfer of LNG to the FSRU (ship-to-ship transfer), the regasification of LNG in the FSRU, and the transfer of natural gas to the distribution network.
The permit holder and FSRU have safety management systems and technical arrangements in place for the management of and preparation for major accident risks. Accident preparation drills will be held regularly.
Appendix: Link to the decision
Kirsi Levä, Director, tel. +358 50 385 0347
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