21.09.2017

The LNG Terminal in Świnoujście opens up to the Baltic Sea – a second jetty to be added to the Terminal


The Management Board of GAZ-SYSTEM has issued recommendations to Polskie LNG concerning the commencement of design and preparation works for the extension of the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście. The project will involve building an additional loading/unloading berth for vessels and a loading berth for LNG bunker vessels.

The decision was taken based on the results of a feasibility study, which was accepted by GAZ-SYSTEM at the end of August this year.

This is another important step in the development of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście, and I am happy that we are effectively using the potential of liquefied natural gas, developing the promising market of LNG transshipment and ship bunkering services said Tomasz Stępień, President of the Management Board of GAZ-SYSTEM.

The extension will enable the loading and unloading of small and medium-scale LNG carriers, LNG transshipment operations – from a vessel at an unloading berth to a vessel at a transshipment berth, loading of LNG bunker vessels and LNG bunkering operations.

The LNG Terminal extension project, involving the construction of a loading/unloading berth for vessels and a loading berth for LNG bunker vessels, is part of the construction of the so-called Northern Gate. It also fits in with the objectives of the Programme of the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation aimed at clearing the Oder Waterway and making it fully navigable in the coming years. The project is also a part of the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) for natural gas said Paweł Jakubowski, Director of the Development Division at GAZ-SYSTEM.

The construction of the second jetty will be implemented with the use of EU funds awarded to the project of extending the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście as part of Measure 7.1. of the Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment”.

The second jetty of the Terminal should be ready by 2021.

In April 2017, GAZ-SYSTEM resolved to extend the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal by adding further units to the existing SCV regasification system. Once that work is over, the gas port’s regasification capacity will increase from the present 5 bn cubic metres to 7.5 bn cubic metres of natural gas per annum.

Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is a strategic company for the Polish economy, responsible for the transmission of natural gas and the management of the most important gas pipelines in Poland. GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is also the owner of Polskie LNG S.A., a company established to build the Świnoujście LNG terminal.
As part of its 2015-2025 investment scheme, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is planning to build over 2,000 km of new gas lines in western, southern and eastern Poland. Further expansion of the domestic transmission system, including construction of new gas pipelines being part of the North-South Gas Corridor, as well as construction of interconnections with Lithuania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, will enhance Poland’s energy security and contribute considerably to the development of the European transmission system.
In 2009-2015, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. completed an investment plan consisting in the construction of over 1,200 km of new gas transmission lines in north-western and central Poland. The projects implemented by the company and the physical and virtual reversal on the Yamal pipeline have translated into a significant increase in technical import opportunities on routes other than from the East.

 


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