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During the month long work in 2015 the special vessel Topaz Installer laid more than 50 kilometers of HVDC cable NordBalt in the Baltic Sea. She is completing the laying of the second same length section at the moment.
80% of the construction of the NordBalt electric power bridge between Lithuania and Sweden has been completed. Installation of the main equipment necessary for converting direct current into alternating current, and vice versa, has been started, and 300 km of HVDC submarine cable has been laid. The transmission of electricity through the link will start in December.
20 April 2015 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed to agree on common power trading principles for the LitPol Link, the new Lithuania-Poland power interconnection planned to open in the end of 2015.
On 15–16 April, Minister of Energy Rokas Masiulis attended the Informal Meeting of Energy Ministers held in the capital city of Latvia, which is currently presiding over the Council of the EU. The Ministers discussed preservation of biodiversity and ecosystems through increased use of renewable energy sources, as well as energy efficiency in the sectors of heating and cooling and regional cooperation.
Lithuanian SC Klaipedos Nafta is projecting and this year will start building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution station. JetGas, the only LNG supplier in Estonia, is interested to become a user of this infrastructure in order to supply LNG as an alternative fuel for the industries around the Baltic countries and to expand LNG regas stations’ network.
Today the NordBalt cable laying resumes in the Baltic Sea. The last 150 kilometres will be laid by the end of summer. “It’s exactly one year now that we have been doing construction work of the international power link with Sweden. During that time three quarters of all the construction work has been done. The challenges for the months ahead are to successfully finish laying all of the cable and to ensure at least minimal protection for all its length in the sea”,  said the Chairman of the Board and the CEO of the Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator Litgrid, Daivis Virbickas.
Minister of Energy  of the Republic of Lithuania
Minister of Energy
of the Republic of Lithuania