29.06.2018

The Building Permit for the Construction of New Re-gasification Capacities at the LNG terminal in Świnoujście Issued

On 21 June 2018, the West Pomeranian Voivode issued the building permit for the investment consisting in the expansion of the re-gasification capacity of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście to Polskie LNG, a company belonging to the GAZ-SYSTEM Capital Group. Consequently, the programme of expansion of the largest liquefied natural gas terminal at the Baltic Sea entered the construction stage.


The above decision means that Polskie LNG can undertake further steps aimed at increasing of the capacity of the terminal in Świnoujście from current 5 billion to 7.5 billion cubic metres per year, what taking into consideration the current market size will mean the capability of satisfying of circa half of the domestic demand for natural gas.

The programme of expansion of President Lech Kaczyński Terminal consists of 4 projects:

•  the increase of the re-gasification capacity of the terminal (for which the
    building permit has been just issued);
•  the construction of a second wharf;
•  the construction of the third LNG tank;
•  the construction of the system of LNG reloading to rail tankers and ISO
    containers.

The LNG terminal expansion and the Baltic Pipe projects are parts of the concept of building of the Northern Gate, which is an element of a broad investment strategy of the GAZ-SYSTEM Capital Group, to which Polskie LNG, the company owning and operating the terminal in Świnoujście, belongs.

 

 

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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