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Enhancement of gas interconnection between Latvia and Lithuania (ELLI). Kiemenai GMS modernization

Client:

UAB MT Group (main contractor), AB Amber Grid

Period:

2022/02 – 2022/12

Project description:

ELLI (Enhancement of Latvia-Lithuania Interconnection) is a strategic energy project included in the EU List of Projects of Common Interest, the Ten-Year Development Plan of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) and the National Electricity and Natural Gas Transmission Infrastructure Priority Project Implementation Plan.

The reconstruction project enabled to increase capacity of Kiemėnai gas metering station (GMS) almost two times – from 67 GWh to 130 GWh per day in the direction of Latvia and from 65 GWh to 120 GWh per day in the direction of Lithuania, by installing additional gas filtration, gas metering lines, technological process automation, data transmission, electrical and other systems.

UAB Elsis TS performed the following works at the Kiemėnai GMS:

  • Installation of automation and control system;
  • Installation of gas flow control;
  • Installation of gas metering;
  • Works of the electrical engineering part;
  • SCADA equipment installation, connection, programming;
  • Ground and lightning protection works.

Successful implementation of the ELLI project will ensure sufficient capacity between the Baltic and other European countries, take advantage of alternative sources of gas supply and transportation by countries in the region, increase security of gas supply in the region and reduce dependence on a single gas supplier, contribute to the internal energy market, increase market integration and competition, strengthen overall energy security of EU countries.

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