Klaipedos Nafta AB
Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipedos LNG Import Terminal

Klaipedos Nafta AB – Lithuania's state-owned oil company – owns and operates one of the most modern crude oil and crude oil products terminals in Europe. It operates in the ice-free port of Klaipeda, a major Lithuanian transport junction connecting sea routes, motorways, and railways between the East and West. The company built the first LNG import terminal on the Eastern Baltic Sea shore with an initial LNG import capacity between 2.2 to 3 billion m3.

Fluor was awarded a contract to serve as the lead advisor providing Klaipedos Nafta with engineering, technical, risk management, safety, and environmental advisory services for the LNG import terminal located in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

Client's Challenge

Klaipedos Nafta needed support services in the implementation of the LNG terminal in the port of Klaipeda, located on a Baltic Sea port, which is part of a key shipping route for Eastern Europe.

Fluor's Solution

Fluor had the lead advisory role in preparing and delivering a liquefied natural gas terminal project. The contract had nine distinct tasks, and liquidated damages were associated with each. The project - highly visible in Lithuania and World, both politically and socially – was undertaken in an effort for the country to become energy independent.

The scope included management of subcontractors for financial planning, pipeline work, marine work, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and risk management. Fluor also performed pre-front-end engineering and design (pre FEED) and FEED and was the project management/construction advisor.


Mechanical completion occurred in October 2014, and commercial operation began in December 2014.